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Senior Campaign Associate, Shot@Life

Position Overview 

The Senior Campaign Associate is responsible for coordinating grassroots engagement and providing digital support for the Shot@Life campaign. The Senior Associate will communicate regularly with grassroots advocates, fundraisers, and supporters, and is vital to the success of Shot@Life campaign as the “front-line” of grassroots engagement and digital support. 

Essential Functions 

  • Manage and cultivate the development, content, and functionality of the external-facing, online grassroots advocacy platform(s), serving as primary liaison to platform vendors and the UN Foundation’s digital infrastructure/information technology team. 
  • Support the Manager of National Grassroots Strategy in seasonal grassroots advocacy network activations for target audiences, including existing campaign Champions. 
  • Plan and execute Shot@Life grassroots advocacy events and activities -- primarily the annual Champion Summit in February and the Fall Champion Leadership Summit.
  • Lead on content creation and implementation for online advocacy tools, including petitions and summit application forms. 
  • Develop email updates and newsletters for Shot@Life campaign supporters/champions to encourage action and motivate partners, donors, and grassroots constituents to engage further. 
  • Expand and support Shot@Life campaign’s college campus/university club presence, keeping toolkit resources up to date, conducting monthly planning calls, etc.
  • Lead on day-to-day relationships with grassroots champions to foster engagement; provide support; problem solve; field correspondence regarding the campaign, etc. Serve as lead manager of internal Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems of the campaign’s grassroots advocacy program, including internal databases and tracking systems. 
  • Develop digital and grassroots business plan metrics to reflect UN Foundation constituent engagement curve and ensure campaign meets those metrics. 
  • Provide regular grassroots advocacy-related content to the communications team for posting on the Shot@Life campaign website and social media platforms, including blogs, stories, photos, and champion profiles. 
  • Regularly manage and report out on grassroots advocacy data and metrics – including digital and non-digital advocacy actions taken by champions -- especially around major advocacy activations in the spring and fall. 
  • Support the Manager of National Grassroots Strategy in the strategy, development, implementation, and growth of the Shot@Life grassroots advocacy plan, including volunteer management and support, champion leader development and support, and targeted outreach. 
  • Enhance grassroots advocacy program with innovative solutions and peer learning. 
  • Manage the hiring and supervision of Shot@Life campaign intern. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Selection Criteria 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of professional experience. 
  • Experience engaging diverse grassroots constituencies, such as university students, civil society groups, faith-based communities, professional association members, etc. 
  • Willingness to further develop skills in Word Press, Convio, Salesforce, EveryAction, Revere, and all other relevant UN Foundation databases. 
  • Experience in event planning and management skills, including running logistics and on-the- ground execution. 
  • Strong writing skills, particularly in developing reports and updates for both internal and external audiences, as well as communications, talking points, etc. to partners and supporters. 
  • Ability to synthesize information and communicate with different audiences. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in teams and across many types of organizations; strong collaborator, problem solver, relationship-builder. 
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and enjoy effective working relationships with people from a variety of organizations and with a wide variety of functional expertise. 
  • Willingness to travel (20%). 
  • Self-starter with both energy and creativity. 
  • Strong customer service skills -- in person, over the phone, and in writing. 
  • Sense of humor, highly organized, and strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.

Benefits & Compensation 

For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

  • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
  • group term and supplemental life insurance
  • short-term disability
  • long-term disability
  • health club discounts
  • commuter subsidy
  • back-up care
  • employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.

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