The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU-ID) is looking for a Digital Communications Specialist to join our Communications Department. The Digital Communications Specialist will work with the Communications Strategist to help develop strategic and coordinated digital media plans to amplify the legislative, legal and community advocacy work of ACLU-ID and to attract, engage and mobilize members, donors, supporters, volunteers, and the public.
The Digital Communications Specialist will lead and execute digital engagement strategies and analysis as a key member of the Communications Department at the ACLU of Idaho. Their work will contribute in specific and comprehensive ways, including managing all social media content and supporting website content and blast email production. This may also include troubleshooting, data analysis, product and project management, and networking. This role will advance the work of the ACLU-ID by utilizing the skills and tactics necessary to amplify and publicize our work, educate the public, engage our base through digital content, and influence how our issues are framed in the media. The Digital Communications Specialist is passionate about telling stories and will work to bring relevant experiences to light. The Digital Communications Specialist is supervised by the Communications Strategist.
You are a creative self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with the ability to balance multiple projects coming at you while meeting tight deadlines and staying focused on the details that matter. You work well under pressure and are professional at all times with strong oral and written communication skills. You love social media, are excited about emerging technology and think tinkering with websites is a joy. You have a keen idea for design, and you delight in using and creating powerful graphics. You’re thrilled with the idea of engaging and growing diverse audiences to mobilize for change. You are committed to racial and social justice and treat every person with whom you work with dignity and respect, while actively working to foster an equitable, collaborative, and inclusive experience for staff and other partners in our work and the larger community.
Race Equity Commitment
Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, dismantling white supremacy, and incorporating a structural power analysis into your work. Keen understanding of how power is manifested in matters of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances.
The starting salary range for this position is expected to begin between $45,000 to $55,000, but with an overall salary range under the ACLU of Idaho’s structured pay scale of $45,000 to $60,000. Excellent benefits include 100% employer-paid medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with an employer match, life and long-term disability insurance, sabbatical eligibility after at least five years, and generous paid holidays.
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The ACLU of Idaho is an affiliate of ACLU National—the nation’s premier guardian of liberty. A nationwide, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, the ACLU is dedicated to defending and expanding civil liberties and human rights across the country. The ACLU of Idaho and its foundation operate jointly as private nonprofit organizations devoted to furthering the ACLU’s mission in Idaho. The ACLU of Idaho employs a three-prong approach to its work, which includes litigation, legislative advocacy, and community engagement. To learn more, visit www.acluidaho.org and www.aclu.org.
Our staff of 10 full-time and 2 part-time employees work in a fast-paced, friendly office in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho (though due to COVID-19, staff have the option to work remotely). Boise, the City of Trees, is the capital of Idaho and the core of a metro area of 730,000 people. The city enjoys all four seasons in a dry climate and offers an exceptional quality of life and a diverse business community with high tech industries. Recreational activities include whitewater rafting and kayaking, climbing, fishing, hunting, and skiing. There is a 190-mile foothill trail system for hiking and mountain biking and a 25-mile riverside greenbelt along the Boise River which flows through the city. Downtown offers thriving restaurants, shops, concerts, and public markets, and an ever-expanding number of local microbrew pubs and wineries. Over 95 languages are spoken in Idaho. The Treasure Valley, which includes the cities of Boise, Meridian, Nampa and Caldwell is home to the state’s largest Latinx community. Boise is also a hub for LGBTQ communities and political activism in Idaho. Boise is a refugee resettlement city.
The ACLU of Idaho advances equity and inclusion in the workplace by providing equal employment opportunity to support a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, arrest or conviction record, and any other basis prohibited by law. The ACLU of Idaho embraces Fair Chance policies.
The organization also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Our equity and inclusion commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, training, problem resolution, and separation from employment. Through this commitment, the ACLU of Idaho strives to establish and maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive and free from discrimination.