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Job Overview and Requirements Are you ready to use your writing and design skills and media savvy to advocate for safe, accessible, and equitable streets in Los Angeles? Are you eager to collaborate with staff and coalition partners to develop, articulate, and distribute messaging that elevates the urgent need for a healthier, more sustainable, more connected, and a more just public realm? Are you interested in being part of the growth and development of a nonprofit organization, strengthening its voice and increasing its impact and influence citywide? Los Angeles Walks is looking for a Communications Manager to coordinate and implement all aspects of external communications regarding our work, which includes policy advocacy, local organizing, public programming, and coalition-building around safe streets initiatives in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Walks is a project of Community Partners. With support from the Executive Director, Advocacy and Engagement Manager, advisory board, and Community Partners staff, the Communications Manager will be responsible for developing communications strategy and coordinating all communications for Los Angeles Walks. The Communications Manager will also help to support the communications needs of two projects of Los Angeles Walks: the LA Vision Zero Alliance and SoCal Families for Safe Streets.
ABOUT US: Los Angeles Walks is a pedestrian advocacy organization that works to make walking safe, accessible, fun, and equitable in Los Angeles. We promote walking and pedestrian infrastructure in Los Angeles, educate Angelenos and local policymakers regarding the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities, and foster the development of safe and vibrant environments for all people walking. We believe that walking is the most fundamental form of mobility, and that everyone deserves a safe walking environment – regardless of income, age, race, ability, or ZIP code. We believe that providing all residents with a safe walking environment is a core function of government. We know that the historical and current disinvestment in low-income communities and communities of color has had staggering impacts on access to safe street infrastructure and on collision rates in Los Angeles. With that, LA Walks prioritizes support for projects and programs that address this historic and current discrimination, particularly in regards to the Vision Zero High-Injury Network. We consider the intersection of housing security and public investment in changing neighborhoods. We also value community-centered projects and deep community engagement.
OUR STORY: In 1998, urban designer Deborah Murphy founded Los Angeles Walks along with friends who were focused on fostering a more livable city. Over the years, thanks to a large and dedicated group of volunteers, Los Angeles Walks consistently worked to raise awareness about pedestrian issues and bring attention to the role of walking in the City of Los Angeles. In fall of 2011, under the fiscal umbrella of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Los Angeles Walks began a sustained, grassroots effort to support walking in LA. In 2013, Los Angeles Walks was granted scal sponsorship by Community Partners, joining 150 local projects moving the region forward. In 2015, we hired our first full time staff member and helped to found the Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance, a citywide coalition that Los Angeles Walks continues to coordinate, develop, and maintain. In January 2018 the organization grew to include a full time Advocacy and Engagement Manager.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SUPERVISES: Volunteers, Interns
The Communications Manager we seek will have a track record of experience and accomplishment at nonprofit, government, or private sector organizations, particularly with campaign-based work. They will be an organized, focused, personable communicator with:
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Please send a cover letter and resume as one PDF file. File should be saved as firstname_lastname_CommunicationsManagerPosition.pdf. Send to [email protected]. Use the subject line: Communications Manager Applicant. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Los Angeles Walks/Community Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Applications due by 9am on Monday, May 14, 2018