Job Announcement: CLP Communications Associate

About the Community Learning Partnership (CLP) 

The Community Learning Partnership is a national network of community change studies  certificate and degree programs – based at community colleges and public four-year  universities. These dynamic programs partner with social justice organizations and community  leaders to prepare low-income students and students of color to become community organizers and young leaders who can effect transformative change with and for their local communities.  

In 2021, CLP collaborated with its state partners to launch the California Youth Leadership  Corps (CYLC), a statewide partnership focused on expanding learn-and-earn community change  career pathways at selected community colleges. CYLC is designed to serve marginalized youth  – particularly young people of color, young people living in poverty, Opportunity Youth and  immigrant youth, offering young people pathways to postsecondary educational opportunities,  internships paying a living wage, and community change careers. 

Through its partnerships with community colleges and community-based organizations, CLP has been working to expand community change career pathways in the areas of leadership and  social change, public and community health, clean energy planning and development,  community planning and economic development, environmental justice, and career pathways  that provide critical services to immigrant communities with low incomes.  

Position Summary 

The Communications Associate will work closely with CLP Executive Director and the CYLC  Program Director to carry out the day-to-day communications in support of CLP’s mission and  goals. This is a full-time position with benefits. This is a remote position and candidates  considered may be based in any location in the U.S. Strong connections to California media  outlets are a plus. Position will remain open until filled; a review of applications will begin on  May 1st

Key Responsibilities 

The Communications Associate will have responsibility for carrying out day-to-day  communications in support of CLP’s mission and goals, working under the direction of the CLP  Executive Director and CYLC Program Director, including: 

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop communications messaging for the  organization. 
  • Assist with the development of a new website and regularly update website content.
  • Create a plan for increasing CLP and CYLC’s digital/social media presence, enhancing  current channels (Facebook) and launching new social media channels (e.g., Instagram). 
  • Produce messaging for print and digital campaigns, including media kits, event flyers,  website, and social media assets, event programs, e-newsletter, and other projects. 
  • Create original content for and post on social media channels. 
  • Create graphics and/or videos for social media and web use. 
  • Monitor digital and social media analytics. 
  • Build a media distribution list and assist CLP and CYLC programs with pitching stories to  local and national media outlets. 
  • Draft and distribute press statements to a variety of audiences. 
  • Create and curate a space on social media for CLP program participants and alumni to  be part of a supportive online community. 
  • Collaborate with CLP network members to promote their program activities. 
  • Prepare regular newsletters. 
  • Attend regular CLP and CYLC staff and program meetings. 
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Desired Qualifications and Competencies 

  • 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit advocacy and communications or other  comparable/related experience. 
  • A demonstrated understanding and use of nonprofit advocacy and communications  tools. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field (such as communications, journalism, political  science) strongly preferred, but not necessary. 
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (IG, FB, Twitter), and basic graphic design (Canva  and/or Photoshop/Illustrator). 
  • Experience creating engaging social media posts and designing basic graphics for social  media. 
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize video and photo editing software (Adobe Creative Suite,  iMovie, etc.) and graphic design to create content. 
  • Experience with posting new content and making basic website changes using Word  Press. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player with the ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with  others. 
  • Attention to detail, organized, and able to meet deadlines with simultaneous projects.
  • Passion for and commitment to social justice, community organizing, and movement  building. 
  • Bilingual English-Spanish speaker preferred.

Salary Range 

Salary range is $60,000 – $75,000. 

How to Apply 

Please submit cover letter discussing your interest in Community Learning Partnership’s mission  and goals and your experiences and skills that qualify you for this position, and your resume to: 

CLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion.  People of color, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply. All  qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination  because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital  status.