Full-Time Digital Organizer
The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is a statewide coalition of grassroots, community-based organizations. We organize in communities most impacted by environmental issues – low-income communities and communities of color – to advance statewide policy that protects the environment and our health. For more information about CEJA, including our core member and partner organizations, please visit www.caleja.org. CEJA’s role is to advance an environmental justice (EJ) agenda in statewide policy, guided by the lived experiences of the communities we serve, and to grow the power and breadth of the EJ movement. Our work is based in the belief that no one EJ organization can win by itself; we need to be in a strategic alliance with each other to address the root causes of environmental and climate injustice.
CEJA is seeking a creative and proactive Digital Organizer to develop and manage our virtual community, with a focus on converting online engagement into real-world action. The Digital Organizer reports to CEJA’s Communications Director and works closely with CEJA program staff, coalition members and partners, and allies to build support for our campaigns, drive fundraising, and grow our community. Using new media tools like email, social media, paid digital ads, and more, this person will be a key player in our efforts to build a strong online identity. Our ideal candidate has a strong organizing background and a deep understanding of online engagement ladders, employs lateral thinking, and is passionate about discovering new and innovative ways to expand our digital communications footprint. This is a regular, full-time, exempt, at-will position.
The Digital Organizer position is mostly remote but will require occasional travel to CEJA’s hubs in Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles, and to other locations throughout California. The Digital Organizer must be a resident of California.
Content Creation: Creates and curates engaging and informative programmatic content for CEJA’s website, social media channels, email campaigns, and other digital platforms.
Social Media Account Management: Manages CEJA’s social media accounts, including creating and scheduling posts, responding to comments and messages, and monitoring social media analytics.
Design: Designs graphics for social media and other marketing materials.
Online Networking: Monitors and responds to all incoming social media communications, developing an active, online network of members and supporters engaged in our campaigns while striving to increase their number and influence. Monitors broader online conversations on environmental justice and actively participates in them to build CEJA’s visibility and credibility. Develops, manages, and organizes online-to-offline integration of members and supporters.
Digital Campaigns: In coordination with the Communications Director, creates direct digital campaigns to support programmatic and development staff initiatives, including the creation of digital toolkits. Coordinates with CEJA’s development team to create and execute digital campaigns focused on driving small-dollar donations.
Email Campaigns: With the Communications Director, develops and executes email campaigns through Action Network, using analytics to drive sign-ups and open rates. Evaluation and Analysis: Evaluates and analyzes digital content and campaign metrics to guide and inform future content and strategies, always seeking to iterate and improve.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Commitment: Deep commitment to environmental, racial, social, and economic justice and to CEJA’s mission.
Experience: Successful track record of at least four (4) years of professional experience in field organizing or social media. Professional or volunteer experience in online organizing, political campaigns, small-dollar fundraising campaigns, and/or event planning strongly preferred but not required. Active user and consumer of social media.
Writing Skills: Exceptional writing skills; able to write concisely, clearly, and quickly.
Technical Skills: Experience with content management systems such as WordPress. Familiarity using social media tools like Hootsuite or Sprout Social. Basic proficiency in graphic design programs such as Canva, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop. Expertise with search engine optimization (SEO) a plus. Technologically adept and able to identify and learn new databases, online platforms, etc. quickly.
Digital Communication Skills: Knowledge of trends of digital organizing, and of best practices for communicating via email campaigns and social media. Familiarity with a range of digital campaigning tools, tactics, and strategies.
Critical Thinking and Leadership: Strong organizational, leadership, and problem solving skills. A strategic and critical thinker, able to make the connections between issue areas and policies for diverse communities; self-confidence and capacity to work independently with minimal hands-on oversight while keeping team members in the loop on progress and feedback or support needed.
Language Skills: Bilingual English-Spanish strongly preferred.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as Communications, Journalism, Marketing, etc, or equivalent professional experience.
SALARY RANGE: $83,000 – $87,000
CEJA believes in helping to provide a good work-life balance for its employees and offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of:
▪ Excellent orientation program
▪ Generous vacation (10 to 25 days per year)
▪ 11 paid holidays
▪ 2-week paid winter break (December 19th thru January 1st)
▪ 3 paid days per year for civic engagement
▪ 2-month sabbatical opportunity after 7 years of continuous employment
▪ Select health, dental, vision, and chiropractic insurance plans (paid by employer)
▪ Wellness leave (12 to 18 days per year)
▪ Medical reimbursement plan
▪ 401(k) retirement plan
▪ Professional development opportunities
DEADLINE: Position will remain open until filled.
The California Environmental Justice Alliance is an equal-opportunity employer. CEJA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.