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We are hiring a Communications and Development Associate!

Working closely with, and reporting to the Director and the Communications Director, the Communications & Development Associate will be responsible for researching, curating, crafting, and tracking communications and development for HEAL. They will join a dynamic Alliance with colleagues that are committed to the work and to one another. We strongly encourage applicants with personal experience confronting the negative impacts of our current food system.

The essential responsibilities of the position are included in, but not limited to, the items listed below.

Social Media Strategy & Management: With Communications Director, manage and grow HEAL’s social network channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn).
Internal & External Communications: With Communication Director, create monthly member newsletter and quarterly external newsletter. Create action alerts and email campaigns as needed.
Design: Develop simple graphics for invitations, social media shareables and toolkits, etc
Website Maintenance: Assist Communications Director with general updates to website.
Metrics & Analytics Tracking: Track and report on social media, website, and email metrics

Donor Engagement: Curate quarterly donor updates, compile information for and draft grant proposals and reports, assist with communications for online fundraising appeals and in-person events
Monitoring & Reporting: Monitor metrics and analytics of online fundraising campaigns, synthesize findings to improve fundraising appeals. With our Operations Manager and Director, monitor and maintain organization’s financial records and grant tracking systems; help prepare reports on revenue and expenses
Research: Provide background research on potential funding sources and trends; identify and track grant opportunities.

Organized: Must have demonstrated ability to track materials, set priorities, and meticulously track details on
multiple projects while driving them to completion
Communicative: Must have impeccable English language skills in all areas of verbal and written communications, and be skilled in interpersonal relations. Spanish language skills are a plus.
Adaptive: Must be comfortable adapting to shifting priorities, and able to problem solve as conditions change
Self-­‐directed: Must have demonstrated initiative, be independent, accountable, and be comfortable managing projects remotely
● Collaborative: Must be a great team player and listener with strong interpersonal skills
Tech Savvy: Must have experience tracking and reporting on online metrics and analytics ,have experience with Wordpress or other basic website management, and have basic image editing skills (Canva, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, etc). Must have basic fluency with social media.
● Analytical: Must have analytical and critical thinking skills, with an ability to assess situations, take initiative and make recommendations.

This is a one-year position with potential to extend. It is a full-time, hourly non-exempt position, with excellent benefits and a flexible schedule. This position works closely with and reports to the Communications Director and Director, who are both based in Oakland. Annual gross pay is $51,000-$54,000, depending on experience. Some travel will be required.

HEAL is an emerging coalition and as such seeks self-motivated and strategic thinkers who are able to adapt as the organization shifts and grows. As a complex coalition, we seek individuals who are highly organized systems thinkers. For all positions, HEAL seeks individuals with a demonstrated understanding of the intersections of racial, economic, and environmental justice, who are committed to transformative change.

HEAL Food Alliance is a fiscally-sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center (MSC). MSC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to with the subject line Communications & Development Associate. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to applications received before Nov 2, 2018.