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Blueprint NC is a partnership of public policy, advocacy, and grassroots organizing groups

dedicated to achieving a better, fairer, healthier North Carolina through an integrated

communications, civic engagement, and policy strategy.

Our 43 partner organizations represent a diverse range of issues, including the environment,

poverty, community development, reproductive rights, immigrant rights, education, criminal

justice, and more. We are united by a commitment to race equity and collective impact and the

shared values of justice, equity, responsibility, fairness, community, opportunity, shared

prosperity, democracy, and hope. We believe organizations must work together across race and

issue silos to improve the quality of life for all North Carolinians.


Position Announcement:

Communications Strategist at Blueprint NC

Position Overview:

Blueprint NC seeks an accomplished and innovative communication strategist to lead our work to develop shared messaging narratives and coach public storytellers across North Carolina. In

addition to a deep understanding of traditional and new media, the successful candidate will have an organizers’ mentality, a passion for movement-building and the heart of a teacher.

The communications strategist will work alongside a stellar staff and with our partner organizations to direct and coordinate strategies to shift the public dialogue to one that values collective solutions and the role that government can play in building a more equitable North Carolina.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Set and coordinate strategy for Blueprint NC’s shared messaging work
  • Provide on-demand coaching and strategic guidance for traditional news media

      relations to include:

    • Reviewing news story pitches, news releases and op-ed columns
    • Advising role in planning partner organizations’ press events and editorial board meetings
    • Connecting reporters and public spokespeople
  • Maintain and distribute a statewide media list
  • Edit internal communications, including grant proposals and a monthly newsletter
  • Work with Blueprint NC partners to create winning digital and social media strategies
  • Lead workshops and other training opportunities to develop public storytellers in communities across the state.

Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the shared values of Blueprint NC organizations and some experience working for social justice
  • At least 3-5 years experience in journalism, public relations or advocacy communications
  • Familiarity with North Carolina news media -- print, broadcast and online
  • An understanding and appreciation of North Carolina, including its history, politics and unique regional distinctions
  • Experience in policy, advocacy, electoral or organizing campaigns
  • Proven ability to work with a large and diverse cross-section of populations and a commitment to anti-racism, anti-sexism and anti-homophobia
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communications abilities
  • Good personal organization, time management and planning skills.
  • Dedicated team player with abilities to work with staff, board, and partner organizations
  • A passion for learning and helping others as a teacher, coach and cheerleader
  • Position is based in Raleigh, but some North Carolina travel is required.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017. Please note that incomplete applications will be disregarded. 

This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation is competitive and negotiable depending on background and experience in a range of $55,000 to $70,000, and includes an excellent full benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three references to jobs@blueprintnc.org. No calls please.

 

Women, people of color, queer and trans folks, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Position Announcement: Data Entry Temp at Blueprint NC

Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for entering data into various databases for Blueprint NC and its partners. Also required to make phone calls on behalf of our partners to their supporters and/or community members for various reasons including GOTV, follow up after events, and list(serv) updates, for example. The ideal candidate would have excellent phone etiquette,  the ability to multi-task, and be a self-starter. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality data entry for our partner organizations
  • Maintain consistency across shared documents and spreadsheets with data entry and partner org teams
  • Perform professional, friendly and concise phone calls to partners’ member lists

 

Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the shared values of Blueprint NC organizations and some experience working for social justice
  • Ability to work with a large and diverse cross-section of populations and a commitment to anti-racism, anti-sexism and anti-homophobia
  • High proficiency in word, excel, google docs, google spreadsheets and basic computer usage
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally over the phone, email, and in person
  • Excellent editing, data input and verbal communications abilities
  • Prompt and timely for all scheduled hours and an ability to work at a quick pace with or without supervision
  • Position is based in Raleigh, NC
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This is a temporary, contract position. Compensation is at a rate of $15.00 per hour, with hours scheduled as need occurs. Please send cover letter, resume, and one reference to jobs@blueprintnc.org, subject line should read “Data Entry Position” and your first and last name. No calls please. Position is open until filled. 

Women, people of color, queer and trans folks, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.