Job Title: Communications Director
Classification: Full-time, exempt position
Summary: The Communications Director is responsible for all press and communications work for LACBC. The Communications Director will play an important communications role, helping to write content for both traditional and online campaign communications and produce consistent content for the LACBC blog and other traditional and online publications. The Director will also be expected to serve as a spokesperson for LACBC in various media formats. They will have to be able to translate complicated policy-heavy material into easy to understand content suitable for a mass audience, as well overseeing the translation of content into other languages. They will build relationships with and conduct outreach to key local, state, regional, and national news and media outlets to promote LACBC and our campaigns. They will also build relationships and create new partnerships with other non-profit organizations to further online distribution and membership. They must be able to work in an extremely fast-paced environment and be responsive to media needs outside of normal business hours.
They must represent the organization with a high level of professionalism, organization, and friendliness. The Communications Director will oversee the Communications Department and supervise future communications department hires. The Communications Director reports to the Deputy Executive Director of Advancement.
Background: The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes bicycling for transportation and recreation throughout LA County’s 88 cities through advocacy, education and outreach. Founded in 1998, LACBC brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to improve the bicycling environment and quality of life for the entire region. Our vision is to improve the built environment in Los Angeles County, so that all bicyclists--low-income, commuter, recreational, families, and women--can safely navigate our streets. For more info, visit our website at: www.la-bike.org.
Hourly Salary: The position offers a competitive annual salary based on experience, plus health insurance benefits, two weeks paid time off in addition to regular federal/state holidays
Key Responsibilities: The Communications Director is primarily responsible for developing and executing LACBC’s communications strategies. The Communications Director is responsible for creating, tracking, and maintaining external communications for the organization.
Qualified candidates, please email résumé, cover letter, salary history, references, and two samples of writing (at least one should be something that was publicly distributed) to [email protected] by April 20th . Please include “Communications Director” in the subject line. No calls, please.
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. LACBC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.