Partnerships and Communications Manager
About the organization
Negotiation Works is a DC non-profit organization that provides negotiation and self-advocacy training for people who are emerging from difficult and often traumatic situations–such as incarceration, homelessness, addiction, and domestic violence–so they develop the skills to navigate everyday challenges and live the next chapters in their lives confidently and productively.
Our core services involve multi-week, interactive negotiation courses for historically marginalized individuals in the Washington, DC area. Since 2018, we have provided services to a broad range of marginalized populations through partnerships with key DC-area community organizations. Current provider-partners include: Calvary Women’s Services, Georgetown Pivot Program, Community Family Life Services, Together We Bake, and the DC Jail. To date, we have taught over 90 multi-week courses and served more than 1000 individuals. We train and mentor volunteer instructors to teach our curriculum.
This position involves building and managing relationships with program partners and peer organizations and developing and executing Negotiation Works’ communication activities.
Partnership Management (60%)
*Maintain ongoing relationships with program partners to ensure the consistent delivery of programs
*Monitor and manage all aspects of partnerships, including contracts, MOUs, schedules, volunteer requirements, and program content and logistics
*Coordinate instructor staffing for each course
*Identify and cultivate relationships with new partners for program delivery
*Manage collaborations with peer organizations
*Oversee administration functions pertaining to NW partners and programs
*Develop, create, and edit communication materials, including newsletters, digital content, and constituency communications regarding programs, impact, volunteers, fundraising, etc.
*Develop social media content and graphics for all social media and manage all SM programs including Hootsuite
*Develop and maintain media contacts for the organization to create momentum for and awareness of Negotiation Works programs and activities, including writing press releases and utilizing free media outlets.
*Take and collect photos and/or videos at NW events and maintain photo files for ongoing use; create, edit, and upload photos to NW website and social media outlets.
*Coordinate website maintenance
*Support internal and external data reporting needs.
*Exhibit strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities: Adapt to the evolving needs of the organization and think several steps ahead to develop solutions that achieve clear goals.
*Manage a high volume of work with efficiency and attention to detail: Can create and follow systems for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality.
*Build authentic, reliable relationships: Demonstrate enthusiasm for meeting and engaging with people. Empathize with the communities we serve. Build genuine relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, life experience, or other identities. Follow through on commitments.
*Exhibit mastery of communications strategies: Develop mission-driven plans to reach target audiences and achieve results. Demonstrated track record of success in branding, digital skills, persuasive writing, and web/social media engagement.
*Produce compelling written, graphic, and digital materials: Incorporate our “voice” across platforms.
*Technical skills: Proficiency in using Google Suite (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, and G-Cal), Zoom, Canva, Mailchimp, and Hootsuite preferred
Contact email: [email protected]
Please submit a resume and a 250-300 word statement responding to: “Why are you interested in working at Negotiation Works?” to [email protected] with “Partnerships and Communications Manager” in the subject line. Position is open until filled.
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