Pesticide Action Network
PAN Communications Director
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|Posted On:||Monday, 13th November 2017|
909 12th Street | Suite 200 | Sacramento, CA 95814
PAN North America works to create a just, thriving food system, working with those on the frontlines — farmers, farmworkers, families with young children, Native people and rural communities — to tackle the health, economic and environmental problems created by our industrialized system of food and farming. We are part of a global network that works to reclaim the future of food and farming from corporate interests. Our organizational values are here: http://www.panna.org/about-us/
PAN Communications Director
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) is seeking a passionate, pragmatic and innovative Communications Director. The ideal candidate is deeply rooted in the discipline of strategic communications for social change, has a flair for crafting compelling narratives to mobilize target audiences, and is well-versed in online organizing best practices. The Communications Director leads — and collaborates closely with — a small and mighty team that includes the Communications Associate and Digital Production Manager.
S/he is responsible for cultivating the organizational “voice,” developing message platforms, and ensuring consistency across all branded materials and channels. Additionally, the Communication Director oversees the creation and implementation of digital engagement and online fundraising strategies, and collaborates with staff across the organization as part of the program leadership team.
We’re looking for an experienced professional with exceptional writing skills and a deep understanding of and commitment to PAN’s mission to transform the food and farming system. Personal or professional knowledge of relevant social and environmental justice issues like pesticide policy, genetic engineering and sustainable agriculture are highly desirable. Self-direction, flexibility and a collaborative approach are also key, as is a sense of humor.
This is an 80% position — 4 days/week — located in either PAN’s Berkeley or Minneapolis office.
The Communications Director collaborates closely with other members of the Communications Team and staff across the organization. Primary areas of responsibility for this role include:
A "can-do" attitude, flexibility, grace under pressure and a sense of humor are key to success in this position. Ability to prioritize tasks, make sound decisions, and meet deadlines are also critical. Top candidates will have a deep commitment to social justice, environmental health and food system reform, with political savvy and passion around these issues.
Competitive salary, depending on qualifications, experience and location. PAN offers an extensive benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, vacation and sick leave, and flexible scheduling.
Submit a letter of application describing your specific interest in and qualifications for this position, your resume and salary requirements, and three brief writing samples intended for different audiences to firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail), including “Communications Director Application” in the subject line. The position is open until filled. Ideally, the new Communications Director will begin on February 1, 2018. Selection of candidates for interview is ongoing. If you have questions about this position, please email email@example.com (link sends e-mail).
PAN embraces diversity and is actively committed to increasing diversity among our staff, board and volunteers. We are seeking individuals from a wide variety of ethnic, racial and social backgrounds for this position. We strongly encourage people of color or with roots in other countries or cultures to apply. PAN does not discriminate against applicants or employees for reasons of race, color, disability, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, prior convictions, incarceration or age.