Promise Arizona in Action – Communications Fellow
Promise Arizona in Action is seeking a part-time Communications Fellow to assist with telling the story of our work, writing press releases and blog posts, profiling volunteers, and supporting press outreach.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to communicate well, both on paper and in person. He or she will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to advance communication skills and contribute to disseminating information about one of the most ambitious Latino civic engagement programs in the country.
About Promise Arizona in Action
Promise Arizona in Action is a fast-paced nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding civic participation in Arizona, particularly among Latinos and youth. We value civic participation, community engagement and leadership development, particularly among the growing youth and Latino population in the state.
Since 2010 when SB 1070 was passed, Promise Arizona in Action and its sister organization, Promise Arizona, have registered 29,000 new voters in the state. This year, we are conducting one of the largest Latino voter programs in the nation. We are also a sponsor of the “Adios Arpaio” campaign aimed at defeating Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the November general election.
We believe that Latinos, particularly youth, play a critical role in the future of the state, and are committed to making sure that their voices are heard at election time and throughout the year.
The Communications Fellow will assist the organization in providing the news media with up-to-date information on Promise Arizona’s civic engagement program and telling the story, through the press and online, about the program and the people leading the effort.
This position reports to: Executive Director
Principal Responsibilities: The Fellow’s responsibilities will include writing materials such as blogs, press advisories and releases, letters to the editors and op-eds, conducting research and helping with media outreach, as well as assisting with other tasks, as assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates should be self-motivated and responsible, enjoy writing, have strong communication skills and be passionate about community organizing and social justice, particularly related to immigrant communities. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position. The ability to write and speak Spanish is a must.
The Fellowship is for the period September - December but scheduling is flexible and determined based upon the fellow’s availability. Fellow must commit to at least 25 hours of work per week. Some evening and weekend work required.
Compensation: $300 per week.
How to apply: Please send a cover letter, two writing samples, and resume to email@example.com.