The Freedom Massachusetts Education Fund is hiring a Public Education Campaign Manager to lead our efforts to build support for transgender equality across Massachusetts. See the full job description below:
Freedom Massachusetts Education Fund: Public Education Campaign Manager
The Freedom Massachusetts Education Fund, the public education campaign to increase support for transgender equality in Massachusetts, has an immediate opening for a full time Public Education Campaign Manager. This position will lead an extensive effort to educate the Massachusetts community about transgender people and their experience with discrimination and to increase public support for fair treatment of the Commonwealth’s transgender residents. The ideal candidate will transition in 2018 out of their public education role with the Freedom Massachusetts Education Fund to a new position leading the effort to protect the Commonwealth’s transgender public accommodations law at the ballot.
In 2016, a bipartisan coalition of Massachusetts lawmakers stood alongside over 250 of the Commonwealth’s employers, 350+ faith leaders, top educational institutions, 11 labor unions representing one million families, all of New England’s major sports teams, 16 women’s anti-violence organizations, dozens of law enforcement officials and mayors, the entire congressional delegation and more to pass legislation updating the Commonwealth’s nondiscrimination laws to include protections for transgender people in public spaces like restaurants, hotels and hospitals. An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination added “gender identity” to existing Massachusetts civil rights law for public accommodations, which currently prohibits discrimination on several other bases including age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, religion and marital status.
Following the passage of the bill, anti-transgender activists secured the low threshold of signatures needed – fewer than one percent of the state population – to try to take these protections away on the statewide November 2018 ballot.
In 2017, the Freedom Massachusetts Education Fund will lead a broad based coalition of stakeholders committed to educating the public about transgender people in increasing public support for their fair treatment.
The Public Education Campaign Manager will be responsible for:
- Developing and leading a multi –faceted public education plan that seamlessly integrates public engagement, earned, paid and digital media, and coalition building;
- Hiring and managing staff; and
- Securing the financial resources to sustain a statewide, robust, multi-year public education effort, including developing and meeting fundraising goals, coordinating fundraising efforts of coalition members, and participating in direct asks.
The position will report to and facilitate an Executive Committee comprised of key stakeholder organizations and will provide regular reporting on campaign progress, including program and budget updates. Success will be measured by the breadth and depth of public and coalition engagement, level of financial resources raised, and the increase in overall support for fair treatment of transgender people among Massachusetts residents.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- A proven commitment to LGBT equality, including a specific understanding of the nondiscrimination issue landscape and of the transgender community and its experience with discrimination.
- Prior campaign management experience (strongly preferred).
- A minimum of six years of experience working on public education, advocacy or electoral campaigns.
- Experience hiring, training, motivating and managing campaign staff, consultants and key volunteers across multiple disciplines (ie, communications, organizing, fundraising) to meet and exceed collective and individual goals.
- Experience cultivating support among civic leaders, including experience conducting outreach to businesses and other opinion leaders.
- Experience writing, implementing and accomplishing campaign plans with clear goals, timelines and objectives.
- Fundraising experience, including experience managing fundraising operations, conducting major donor and small donor outreach, and meeting fundraising goals.
- Experience managing vendor relationships.
- Experience providing detailed reporting and tracking of program and budget progress.
- Media experience, message discipline, and an ability to make complex topics accessible to the public.
- Knowledge of the Massachusetts landscape and/or a demonstrated aptitude for gathering relevant information, building relationships and learning quickly.
- Ability to work independently and meet goals and deadlines.
- Willingness to work flexible hours and meet a demanding campaign schedule.
- Ability to balance different personalities, interests and capacities and direct them toward a common goal.
- Transportation and willingness to travel throughout the state.
Position available early 2017 and compensation is based on experience. As described above, this is a full-time position with an expected two-year timeline for the right candidate, the first year of which will be with the Freedom Massachusetts Education Fund.
To apply, complete our online application form, including uploading your resume and cover letter. Interviews will be on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled. No calls please.