North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on bringing together the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in North Carolina through civic engagement and political participation. Between 2000 and 2016, North Carolina’s Asian American population grew by 144 percent — the fastest rate among Southern states and the second-fastest in the country. However, only 57 percent of eligible Asian American residents are currently registered to vote. Our current work includes creating educational opportunities such as workshops and town halls, as well as directly engaging potential voters through voter registration drives, canvasses, and phone banks.
NCAAT is seeking a Communications Director to develop strategic communications plans that will elevate the issues that impact the NC AAPI community. The Communications Director will report to the Executive Director but will need to be able to work collaboratively with all staff members. This position requires attention to detail, strong project management, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work some nights/weekends for rapid response, when necessary.
This is a critical role for the organization, and the ideal hire must have the experience to hit the ground running. In the wake of the pandemic and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is more important than ever that we engage our communities through innovative and effective messaging.
Qualifications: This position is ideal for a candidate with great interpersonal skills and an interest in civic engagement and learning more about the AAPI community in North Carolina.
Candidates applying for this position must have:
At least 3 years of experience working in communications. Previous work with a nonprofit or campaign is a plus, though not required
Experience building relationships with the press
Experience with planning press events such as press conferences
Experience with writing press releases and media advisories
Proven ability to craft and implement strategic communications campaigns
Experience with planning and executing social media and digital campaigns
Strong project management skills
Detail-oriented, self-starter, fast learner
Excellent writing and editing skills with knowledge of AP style
Strong familiarity with website design and development, particularly through WordPress
Familiarity with basic HTML, CSS
Familiarity with CRMs, particularly with EveryAction
Experience with producing marketing materials, including layout and design software
Knowledge of or experience with Asian ethnic media a plus
Public speaking skills
Must be a team player
Must be available for after hour/weekend rapid response
Comfortable using digital tools to engage, communicate with, and lead a team remotely
Application Process: Apply now by emailing your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief letter detailing your experience and interests as they relate to the position.
NCAAT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.