Job Details

Communicator - State Worker Trust

RISE Partnership, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Salary Range: $4,091 to $6,530/month

Close Date: 08/02/2020

Are you passionate about supporting Oregon's care and public services workforce?  If you meet the qualifications below, we want to talk with you!

Application Requirements:
Ready to join us? A resume, cover letter and response to a supplemental application question are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for RISE Partnership, provide an example of your demonstrated success in a similar position and response to the following question:

●    Equity is a key value for RISE Partnership. In two or three paragraphs, share a story or example of how you include equity as a value in a communications piece you authored or designed.
●    What are three aspects of understanding your audience that you take into consideration when designing a communication strategy?
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Pay and Benefits:
We offer competitive wages and top-notch benefits, including 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, and employee assistance program benefits for ourselves and if applicable our dependents, as well as 15% employer paid 401K and other generous leave benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
RISE Partnership an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our team members are also responsible for conduct consistent with our EEO standards and are expected to demonstrate respect for all coworkers and participants. We also recognize the desirability of increasing employment opportunities for people of color, women, LGBTQQI, people that are bilingual or multilingual, and people with disabilities.

Communicator - State Worker Trust

Organizational Overview
RISE Partnership delivers a wide range of exceptional benefits on behalf of Labor-Management trusts and nonprofits.  By joining together, we give workers the resources and confidence to make the most of their union-negotiated benefits.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Communications Director, Communicators are part of a team of professionals who help deliver the benefits of the Labor-Management Trusts supported by RISE Partnership. The Communicator is responsible for coordinating with the Communications Director, Trust Director, and other key stakeholders to develop, execute and manage strategic communications plans, from concept to deliverables (including mail pieces, web posts, social media, surveys, polls and training materials). While this position will be primarily responsible for State Worker Training Trust communications, the position will also be required to cross-train on communications relating to other benefits trusts serviced by RISE Partnership, including Carewell SEIU 503 and the Long-Term Care Workforce Development Trust. 

Essential Functions
The primary responsibility for this position is to develop, execute and manage—in coordination with the Trust Director, Communications Director, and/or their designee(s)—a comprehensive outreach campaign to educate state workers about training opportunities beginning in 2021. Specific tasks may include (but not be limited to):
●    Audience assessment and targeted messaging;
●    Researching and assessing the best mediums with which to reach specific audiences;
●    Developing and maintaining relationships with partner organizations to coordinate messaging;
●    Advising Communications Director and Trust Director(s) on communications and messaging strategies to support desired outcomes
●    Writing and designing deliverables for Trust audiences, including classroom handouts, downloadable information guides, supporting materials for training teams, emails, social media content, leaflets, newsletter articles, and participant communications, often on short timelines;
●    Maintaining a photo and video library;
●    Photographing participants at events, meetings, training, and conferences;
●    Sourcing and managing content for the State Worker Training Trust website;
●    Working with and protecting sensitive and confidential information;
●    Engaging and soliciting stories from a wide diversity of state workers, and comfort level in lifting up the voices of people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, among other communities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
●    Excellent writing and communications skills;
●    Ability to apply an informed equity lens and analysis to all projects;
●    Independently manage multiple projects simultaneously;
●    A demonstrated commitment to advancing the voice and conditions of Oregon’s state workers;
●    Excellent project management skills
●    Self-motivated with ability to work well independently and to think on your feet; 
●    Be curious, generous, open-minded and enjoy working as part of a team.
●    A commitment to giving workers the capability and confidence they need to make the most of their union-negotiated benefits
●    A commitment to treating coworkers and participants with respect
●    Ability to use the following office equipment, tools and machines: PC, multi-line telephone, copier/printer/scanner, fax, smart phones, computers with Microsoft, Adobe, and online web based secure applications

●    Experience working for a public employer and/or union of public employees preferred
●    Project management experience preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position is not responsible for supervising other staff members. 

Working Conditions
●    Check the appropriate health classification group for this position:
❏    Group 1 - Requires physical abilities to perform instant or sustained arduous physical activity
✓    Group 2 - Requires occasional lifting and exertion for short periods
❏    Group 3 - Requires very limited physical exertion
●    Readiness to work occasional long hours, weekends
●    Able to travel between worksites and/or meeting locations within the state

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.