Communications & Network Organizing Contractor

Seeking Part Time, Contractor (Position open until filled)

The People’s Economy Lab seeks a passionate part time contractor to lead communications, network organizing and events to advance our mission is to connect and align visionary community-based leaders and build their capacity to reshape our local economy towards one that is just, sustainable and regenerative.

The Lab

The People’s Economy Lab works to advance the transition to a restorative economy in Washington State by supporting the development of new economic systems that center and empower Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We are:

  1. Led by and center the experiences of BIPOC 
  2. Convene community leaders, workshop transformative ideas, and incubate new models
  3. Push the boundaries of what’s possible to create local, community-centered economies that are equitable, democratic, and regenerative.

The Role

We are looking for someone who can reliably support the People’s Economy Lab communication and organizing needs in a decentralized project-based team. This person will implement communications strategies, including drafting content and distributing content digitally. 

Responsibilities may include:

  1. Draft and edit story content for People’s Economy Lab and associated projects, including identifying key message aligned with our communications strategy, support others in drafting content and through editing
  2. Create and oversee an editorial calendar
  3. Organize community partners and participants to contribute to communications, such as participating in events, written posts or contributing images, to participate in work groups, to participate in events
  4. Document and communicate lab activities and achievements on a monthly basis 
  5. Manage our Hylo online networking community and support onboarding and maintenance
  6. Manage and implement curation and dissemination of digital content on media channels including social media, email distributions, earned media releases and pitches, etc.
  7. Maintain and update PEL website, managing technical contractors, including creating new pages as needed, ensuring content is current, identifying images, posting events etc.
  8. Manage network list and contact databases, including building and maintaining contact lists, segmenting lists with tags, creating listservs for work groups, etc.
  9. Support the preparation of presentations.
  10. Organize and attend team meetings, take notes and deliver meeting related communications 
  11. Organize documents and data, and conduct research/summarize materials as needed
  12. Assist with outreach

Candidate Qualifications:

Required:

  • A deep commitment to racial equity and social justice, and strong alignment with PEL’s principles and values
  • Demonstrated talent for writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Skill with digital technologies and communications platforms, like email services, website builders, etc.
  • A minimum of two years of experience (paid or unpaid) in a combination of the following areas: 
    • Strategic communications
    • Digital communications/organizing
    • Media relations
    • Grassroots organizing and leadership development     
    • Training and public relations

Preferred:

  • Alignment with the Just Transition framework, solidarity economy practices, and deep systemic change
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies and assessing impact of communications activities.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and ability to follow projects through to completion
  • Strong communication skills both professional and interpersonal
  • Strong relationship skills, strong respect and commitment to learning about others
  • Strong sense of service to community, humility and recognition of our role as facilitators rather than lead actors

Time Commitment & Compensation:

  • $2,000 to $2,500 per month to get started, pending additional project scope and funding that will allow more depth and breadth of work, we estimate 10 to 12 hours a week during normal business hours 
  • Start date is ASAP but we hope to find a candidate who would be a good fit on an ongoing basis. 

To apply contact:  Send a resume, previous comms/marketing materials you have worked on, a brief introduction to yourself and your interest in the work to: faduma@peopleseconomylab.org  

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