Families USA, the national health care advocacy organization, has an exciting opportunity for a Web-savvy, creative, passionate, and hardworking individual to be our new eAdvocacy Coordinator. As part of the Web Team, the eAdvocacy Coordinator will be responsible for ongoing e-mail communications with advocates; strengthening and expanding our e-advocacy efforts; and assisting the Web Team with regular Web site updates and maintenance.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Writing and editing compelling e-mail action and policy alerts for delivery to a nation-wide network of committed health care activists;
- Writing content for, and coordinating the production of, alternative Web-based advocacy products (e.g., Flash animations);
- Writing blog entries for posting in progressive community blogs such as Daily Kos, MyDD, etc.;
- Assisting with development of ongoing and future e-advocacy and fundraising strategies;
- Developing and maintaining relationships with key progressive and health care bloggers;
- Keeping abreast of the latest trends on the Internet (particularly as they relate to online advocacy), bringing them to the attention of staff, and exploring ways to use these trends creatively to the organization’s advantage; and
- Assisting with Web site postings and maintenance as necessary.
- Strong writing skills—particularly, the ability to explain complex issues in succinct, catchy prose, an excellent command of grammar, and great attention to detail;
- Passion for social justice and progressive values;
- Familiarity with blogs and blogosphere culture;
- Creativity in using the Internet for advocacy;
- Comfort with computer technologies and an aptitude for learning new software;
- Prior experience with content management systems a plus;
- Knowledge of and experience with HTML, Dreamweaver, and/or graphic design software a plus; knowledge of programming languages is not required but would be considered a plus; and
- A sense of humor and ability to work as a team member are definitive plusses.
To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to:
eAdvocacy Coordinator Search
1201 New York Ave., NW #1100
Washington, DC 20005