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Communications Director

Communications Director Job Announcement

Every Body Texas seeks a Communications Director to develop and lead our communications strategy, which seeks to engage the public in our efforts to increase access to sexual and reproductive healthcare across Texas.

As part of our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, Every Body Texas identified a goal of becoming a thought leader and expert in the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare. In developing our communications strategy, we set out to center the voices, needs, and experiences of the providers who deliver sexual and reproductive healthcare services through Title X and other publicly funded healthcare programs—along with the clients and communities they serve.

This is a new position within our organization and the Communications Director will have the unique opportunity to design our communications strategy—and to set the vision for the future. The ideal candidate is creative, a strong writer and editor, and committed to creating a world where all people can access the sexual and reproductive healthcare services they want and need.

Who We Are

At Every Body Texas, we work to ensure that every person in Texas can access safe, unbiased, high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare by funding and training healthcare providers in a way that increases access for clients.

As the statewide Title X grantee for Texas, we distribute nearly $16M in federal funding each year to over 175 clinics across the state—funding that is critical to ensuring that clinics stay open and deliver much needed sexual and reproductive healthcare to nearly 180,000 people in Texas every year.

We also deliver training and technical assistance to providers and conduct policy, advocacy, and research activities that promote increased access to care.

We strive to operate from a place of humility and inclusion keeping six values central to our work.

  • Dignity: Each person has the right to make their own healthcare decisions.
  • Access: There should be no barriers between people and the healthcare they want and need.
  • Facts: When provided with complete, accurate information, people can make the best healthcare decisions for themselves.
  • Equity: Each of us deserves high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare, regardless of our identity, income or circumstances.
  • Innovation: There is always a better way.
  • Quality of Care: Clients deserve the best care and providers deserve the best support.

What You’ll Do

You will be developing and implementing a long-term strategic communications plan, as well as short-term communications campaigns, designed to engage the public in our work to increase access to sexual and reproductive healthcare. You also will be working to promote the organization’s visibility, overseeing a wide range of communications efforts consistent with our brand. Specifically, your work will center on:

  • Developing and reviewing communications and media materials, including but not limited to web content, brochures, annual reports, fact sheets, advocacy and fundraising e-blasts, newsletters, press releases, media pitches, op-eds, toolkits, trainings, and other publications.
  • Ensuring style, voice, and brand consistency across all content and offering training and technical support to build internal staff capacity to successfully employ branding and messaging platforms.
  • In collaboration with the CEO and the Policy Director, engaging with our national associations and state coalition partners to execute coordinated public education and advocacy efforts, including cross-platform social media campaigns.
  • Ensuring internal and external stakeholders have the information needed to engage in communications campaigns.
  • In collaboration with the CEO and the Policy Director, building strong relationships with media contacts in support of the organization’s earned media strategy.
  • Monitoring and reporting on evaluation metrics for the organization’s website and social media.
  • Identifying and hiring staff, and managing consultants and relationships with third-party vendors, needed to support increased communications initiatives.

Who You Are + Keys to Success

To be successful in this job, you possess these three qualities:

  • Excellent communications skills—which includes the ability to distill and communicate complex information for a variety of audiences and to build and maintain relationships with media.
  • Curiosity and a willingness to try new strategies and fail. This is a new priority area for our organization, and we understand that mistakes are required to learn what works best.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to produce high quality work on a deadline.

In addition to these core qualities, you are someone who can effectively:

  • Manage creative, multi-faceted communications strategies from ideation to evaluation.
  • Build trust with internal and external stakeholders integral to the success of the organization’s communication efforts.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment, offering clear, simple messages in the face of ambiguity and complexity.
  • Distribute leadership and share the work. No one person can accomplish the big goals we plan to achieve.

What Else You Should Know

This position is full-time and based in Austin (although there is potential for partial remote work and flextime schedules). The role requires 10% travel (about 3 days a month). The salary for this position ranges from $90,000 to $115,000, with exact salary depending on experience. We offer excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick leave, holiday pay; and eligibility to participate in our retirement plan.

What Now?

If this seems like you, send a cover letter and resume to Deadline to apply is June 18, 2021.

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