Communications & Development Associate

Accepting applications until:

Job Title: Communications & Development Associate
FLSA: Full-time, Exempt 
Reports to: Senior Communications Manager
Salary: $62,000 – $67,000
Location: Hybrid downtown SF & work from home  

Are you fired up and ready to put your communications skills to work fighting racism and improving equality? If so, we invite you to consider joining our team at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) where we advance, protect and promote the rights of communities of color, low-income people, immigrants and refugees in the Bay Area and California through direct legal services, impact litigation, and advocacy.   

About you 

We’re searching for a creative and passionate individual with strong writing skills, media experience, and social marketing ability to develop key communication materials and provide administrative support to help us fulfill our program and fundraising objectives. As Communications and Development Associate, you will help raise public awareness of LCCRSF, and increase support for the organization among pro bono attorneys, funders, community partners, and individuals. Supported by the Senior Communications Manager and Development Director, you’ll work closely with teams across the organization to implement LCCRSF’s communications and development plans. Your contributions will be central to the organization achieving its bold vision for racial and economic justice.  

About LCCRSF 

LCCRSF was founded in 1968 to bring the tools and resources of the legal community into the Civil Rights Movement. As one of the oldest civil rights organizations on the West Coast, our mission is to create systemic change that improves equality and justice for communities facing racism and discrimination. We dismantle legacies of oppression and barriers that obstruct civil and economic freedoms, and we build more just, inclusive institutions in their place. 

Assisted by a network of over 1,000 pro bono attorneys, we provide free legal assistance and representation for clients facing a broad range of inter-related issues, including policing, homeless sweeps, fines and fees, immigration, and education. We learn from and work in solidarity with our clients to identify larger patterns of injustice, which shapes our precedent-setting litigation and policy advocacy in our core areas of Racial, Economic and Immigrant Justice.   

Some of our recent victories include: achieving a $2M settlement from CalTrans for destroying unhoused people’s belongings and modifications to its statewide procedures for “sweeps” of encampments, overturning a 35-year-old loitering ordinance in Oakland and documenting other discriminatory policing patterns through FOIA requests of incident reports, winning a case against the U.S. government to enforce basic detention conditions for immigrants in border control custody, co-sponsoring and helping pass California’s historic Public Banking Act to help close the racial wealth gap, and more! 

We’re fighting hard and advancing on multiple fonts. We hope you’ll join us to amplify the voices of our courageous clients, communities, and coalition partners. Learn more at www.lccrsf.org

Your Work 

  • Communications (60%): In coordination with the Senior Communications Manager, develop strategy and key messaging to reach priority audiences effectively and support communication and development goals across the organization. This includes work on core brand documents, awareness raising/action campaigns, fundraising campaigns, and content for media, pro bono attorneys, donors, and the general public. This role also includes updating and generating content for the website and social networking channels. You will also assist in creating promotional materials for special events. 
     
  • Administrative Support (40%):  Assist the Senior Communications Manager and Development team with tracking and organizing key communications in Salesforce. Provide support on electronic and print mailings to donors, pro bonos, and media. Assist in tracking and reporting on media coverage and communication performance metrics. Provide support with additional development and communications tasks as appropriate. 
     

Salary, Benefits, Work location 

This role provides a salary of $62,000-$67,000, based on experience, and reports to the Senior Communications Manager. Full benefits package includes 100% medical + 80% for dependents; 403b and more. Generous time off: 3 weeks vacation, 12+ holidays (including Juneteenth and election days for even years, Summer Short Fridays, one week Winter Break). 

Our office is located on the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco, close to many transit options. We’re currently remote through 12/31/21 with our office available for optional use. We’re working on a Remote Work policy for 2022+ and expect to support at least part-time remote.  

General working hours are in the 9am-5pm M-F range. We are flexible and family-friendly. LCCRSF is about 25 employees and is woman- and minority-led. We value health, wellness and balance, and will encourage and support you to take care of yourself! 

Essential Qualifications   

  1. 2-3 years of experience working or volunteering in legal, civil rights, and/or public policy arena. Experience in communications and fundraising campaigns involving social justice, policy advocacy, and other legal/rights advocacy work strongly preferred. Understanding of the role of communications as a key tool in civil rights work. 
  1. Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to the mission, goals and priorities of LCCRSF. 
  1. Comfort and familiarity with traditional and social media. 

Qualities  

  1. Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and editing skills.  
  1. Ability to think strategically and creatively, and manage multiple priorities and projects in a fast-paced environment. (Ability to manage group timelines and keep projects on track) 
  1. Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines. 
  1. Adaptable and comfortable with competing demands. Excellent time management skills.    
  1. Demonstrated commitment to LCCRSF’s core values and the work of any of its program areas: immigrant justice, racial justice, and economic justice. 

To Apply 

Job is open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We hope to have someone start in September 2021. Applicants should submit 1) a thoughtful cover letter,2) a resume by email to careers@lccrsf.org (put “Development and Communications Associate” in the subject line) and 3) three professional references. Questions can also go to that email. 

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your interest in the position and qualifications, please respond to the following question:  What in your background and experience has prepared you to work for an organization dedicated to advancing racial equity? Feel free to think broadly about your response, applying professional or personal experiences. 

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area thrives as an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ candidates, people of all gender identities, persons with disabilities and individuals over 55 are encouraged to apply.  

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