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Job Opening: Community Engagement Coordinator

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is looking for a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator. The Community Engagement Coordinator works closely with the ASAN Director of Operations and other staff to manage ASAN’s social media presence, build ASAN’s membership, engage and mobilize the self-advocate community, and relay information about ASAN’s work to the public. The job is a salaried position in the $37,000-$40,000 range with health insurance and three weeks of paid time off per year. The Community Engagement Coordinator will work at ASAN’s Washington, DC office.

Job responsibilities

Social media coordination (50%)

  • Manage and grow ASAN’s social media presence across multiple platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, & Snapchat)
  • Work with ASAN staff to relay information about ASAN’s work to the public and promote ASAN resources
  • Continuously follow ongoing discussions and content creators within the online disability rights community and aggregate shareable content
  • Track & analyze relevant metrics relating to ASAN’s social media and community engagement efforts
  • Oversee & develop social media content for all ASAN campaigns, including activities relating to the Disability Day of Mourning, Autism Acceptance Month, end of year fundraising, advocacy campaigns & action alerts, and others throughout the year

Community engagement (30%)

  • Coordinate ASAN newsletter and other member benefits
  • Engage & mobilize the self-advocate community online and offline, including via grassroots outreach, hosting webinars, and providing support to events such as Day of Mourning and the ASAN gala
  • Respond to inquiries related to information & referral.

Fundraising (20%)

  • Digital fundraising, including end of year, promoting publications, and managing recurring donations.

Skills needed

  • In-depth working knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter, including accessibility across platforms, as well as familiarity with scheduling apps such as Hootsuite
  • Experience working in social media or digital fundraising for nonprofits, and knowledge of social media best practices, including comment moderation
  • In-depth working knowledge of the disability rights, self-advocacy, and neurodiversity movements
  • Ability to understand, speak to, and balance the priorities of multiple audiences and communicate ASAN’s work to them
  • Basic research skills as relate to news and current events
  • Ability to respond rapidly when needed to assist with emergent situations and communications such as action alerts
  • Ability to work flexible and nonstandard hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, take initiative, and work in a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and balance emergent situations with every-day workload
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a workplace environment (with reasonable accommodations as needed)
  • Track record of discretion and reliability in work and advocacy environments
  • Willingness to learn about and respect the different access needs of self-advocates and work colleagues.

We strongly encourage people of color, people from low-income backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. Interested parties should send their resume and cover letter to zgross@autisticadvocacy.org.

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