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14 Jan 2022

Full-Time Program Coordinator

Murmuration – Posted by peopleatmurm Anywhere

Job Description

About Murmuration/What We Do

Murmuration is a political strategy organization that is transforming the politics of education so that every child can benefit from equal access to equitable and high-quality public schools.  

We empower campaigns, advocates, and organizers to better engage and mobilize communities to demand improvements to the public education system. We advise and support our partners in their efforts to plan and execute successful, data-driven electoral, organizing, and advocacy campaigns so that together we can transform the politics of education. And we build political influence, craft strategies, leverage data, and develop technology that enable our partners to accelerate progress, particularly those in traditionally marginalized communities. 

 

Who We Are

Our team includes experts and innovators in data, analytics, and strategy. We are former teachers, organizers, data scientists, nonprofit executives, political campaign veterans, and more—and we are looking for people whose passion and expertise can help improve our work and realize our vision. 

 

Background

Murmuration’s role is to support organizations and communities through our political systems, to raise the profile of the issue of public education such that more Americans will prioritize the needs of our students, and to leverage politics in order to help create the broader context in which those on the front lines with our children can thrive. We are focused on transforming the politics of education, partnering with organizations across the country that are committed to organizing parents and communities around the issues of public education and educational equity, electing to office and holding accountable local leaders who will make improving public K-12 schools a priority, and advocating for policy changes with the goal of improving outcomes for children. To do this, we believe that it is critical that all of the political stakeholders —electoral organizations, advocacy and organizing groups, charter associations, networks of schools, districts, elected officials, and voters—contribute to a strong and politically savvy education sector that works together toward a common vision of improving public education.

 

About the Position

The Program Coordinator will support Murmuration’s communications, production, political, and other  work that contributes to supporting our partners and staff. This includes helping to research, plan, and support direct political engagement efforts, events, communications projects, and other initiatives that Murmuration pursues with and for its diverse network of partners and staff.

 

Note: At Murmuration, we are committed to becoming an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. To this end, all staff members are expected to sit on and actively participate in DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) subcommittees. These subcommittees work to ensure that DEI is embedded in everything we do.

The Program Coordinator will:

  • Support Murmuration in planning and executing organizational events, major projects, and other external-facing initiatives (30%).
    • Assist with the Murmuration’s signature event, the m{gathering, and other related Murmuration events
    • Oversee select vendor management relationships and event swag procurement processes;
    • Coordinate schedules and other logistical needs; and
    • Support with annual publications and other community-driven focuses.
  • Assist in coordination of organizational internal and external communications (30%)
    • Support the curation of Murmuration’s editorial calendar through coordination with various team leads and content contributors;
    • Assist in coordination and drafting of key internal and external communications projects/publications;
    • Support the quality control process of internal and external communications via proofreading and copyediting; and
    • Support with the production of internal communications including updates on organizational work and additional initiatives as needed.
  • Support Murmuration’s email marketing efforts and contact database system (20%)
    • Support the maintenance of Murmuration’s CRM system, establishing a process and protocol for keeping the database up-to-date and/or liaising with the CRM manager;
    • Generate email lists and other contact lists based on required needs;
    • Assist in developing and executing email communications; and
    • Support in understanding and developing reports on email analytics for internal and external email campaigns.
  • Conduct and organize research that helps to identify new political and/or communications opportunities for Murmuration to support partners and supports staff (15%)
    • Monitor and synthesize news coverage, political trends, and other relevant happenings to help shape and improve Murmuration staff and partners; and
    • Monitor national news stories and movements that could impact staff and assist with organizational communications.
  • Contribute to organizational DEI curriculum work (5%)
    • Provide and support organizational DEI initiatives by attending training, serving on a subcommittee, and engaging in the work.

 

Who You Are

Problem-Solver: You should have strong creative, organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills. You’re a critical thinker with the proven ability to consider bigger picture experiences.

Influencer: You’re proactive, strategic, collaborative, and assertive. You manage up, down, and sideways across the organization to get the work done. You must enjoy working collaboratively and be considered a great partner and colleague to work with.

Systems-level executor: You can break large, complex, and cross-functional problems down into manageable pieces. You have the discipline to organize people, assemble resources, and then generate a plan to which others can commit.

Strong Communicator: You have experience contributing to communications projects via researching, writing, editing and/or can demonstrate your ability to present information in ways that are clear, compelling, and actionable.

Relevant Experience: You have been a part of a political campaign, think tank, or similar campaign operation and are familiar with what makes those types of efforts successful. You have event planning experience and excellent communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work across large organizations.

Location, Compensation, and Benefits

The Program Coordinator is a full-time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package. It is based anywhere in the U.S., with location preferred in New York City. Minimum salary for this position is $60,000 but is commensurate with experience.

 

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Murmuration is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

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