Classroom Law Project is looking for a
DIGITAL COMMUNITY MANAGER
The best way to preserve democracy is to teach democracy.
Classroom Law Project is a nonprofit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers, and community leaders that works with Oregon’s schools and teachers to prepare our youth to become active, engaged, and informed participants in their communities, to find their own voices, and to learn how to work with others to impact the world in ways that are important to them. We provide evidence-based programs that bring both teachers and students together with civic leaders, attorneys, judges, law enforcement, and policymakers in order to involve K-12 students in hands-on experiences that demonstrate how the legal system and government work. During the 2018-19 school year, we provided engaging professional development opportunities to over 1,100 teachers and a wide variety of challenging, fun and experience-based programs to more than 95,000 students. We are a dedicated, passionate, collaborative, and caring team of civic-minded individuals, working with an amazing network of nearly 700 volunteers across the state to equip students with the knowledge, essential skills, and motivation to participate effectively in our democracy.
We are currently pursuing a broad strategic initiative to extend the reach of our programs to more teachers and more students throughout Oregon, including those in both rural areas and metropolitan centers. One of the key components of this strategy is a robust online Professional Learning Community that can deliver a deep, rich range of resources and professional development experiences to teachers in all corners of the state. We are seeking a full-time Digital Community Manager to join our team and make that vision a reality. If you are looking to make a difference and this sounds like a climate in which you would flourish, read on.
The Digital Community Manager will be responsible for transforming Classroom Law Project’s (CLP’s) current digital assets into a robust Professional Learning Community (PLC) for social studies and civics educators across Oregon, and potentially beyond. Working with our Programs team, this position will design, build out, and maintain a platform which not only provides ready availability of a wide variety of multimedia curricula and online delivery of professional development programming, but also serves as a “virtual hub” enabling social interaction and creating a statewide cohort of teacher-colleagues available to one another on an ongoing basis to share best practices, ask questions, and collaborate on new and innovative approaches. The position is also responsible for leveraging CLP’s digital assets and social media presence to increase awareness, engagement, and participation in our programs across all our audiences – expanding our network of teachers, students, legal and community volunteers, as well as donors, partner organizations, and other supporters.
- Platform Design
- Develop and gain approval for PLC platform design, including prioritization of key elements, as well as implementation timeline and budget.
- Conduct research to ensure design meets audience needs and delivers intuitive user experience.
- Content Creation & Management
- Ensure all current CLP content and curriculum is available to the PLC.
- Design new digital content leveraging all types of media including text, graphics, audio, and video.
- Support Programs team in developing and implementing vibrant learning experiences including interactive webinars and resources that reinforce in-person workshops.
- Curate external resources such as lesson plans, websites, eBooks, and connections to courses and events focused on teaching and learning about civics and government.
- Support teachers in leveraging the PLC to develop and share their own original content and curricula.
- Online Events & Presentations
- Oversee production and delivery of online events, podcasts and other multimedia programming.
- Develop “virtual field experiences” that allow teachers to remotely observe events such as civics classes taught by experienced teachers and our Mock Trial and We the People competitions.
- Social Media Facilitation
- Create the Oregon Civics Forum, providing an online venue for teachers to discuss civics and government and to share classroom resources of interest.
- Establish, facilitate, and monitor interest groups for CLP’s various workshops, programs, and events, as well as specific topic areas.
- Digital Communications Planning & Implementation
- Working with the CLP team, define digital communications strategy to support programming, communications, and resource development goals.
- Create and manage a digital communications calendar that leverages all of CLP’s digital assets including the PLC platform, website, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
- Analytics & Evaluation
- Leverage online analytics tools to drive actionable insights and concrete improvements in target audience reach, engagement, and user experience.
- Establish and monitor metrics for online awareness, engagement, and active participation, as well as conversion to offline actions such as workshop attendance and addition of new schools, teachers, and teams to CLP programs, as well as donor and volunteer recruitment.
- Software & Hardware
- Select and procure appropriate applications and equipment to fulfill the objectives of the PLC platform, as well as of CLP’s broader web and social media presence.
- Set up and install all software and hardware, ensuring digital security risks are identified and mitigated.
- Manage and maintain as current all licenses, subscriptions and upgrades.
- Technology Procedures & Training
- Develop policies and procedures to ensure consistency of implementation, user experience, and brand.
- Train CLP on usage of applications to optimize the full team’s ability to productively leverage available tools to engage with target audiences.
- User Support
- Provide teachers and all users of CLP’s digital resources with prompt, excellent support and service to optimize the user experience.
- Minimum of five years digital development and communications experience, including demonstrated expertise in website and social media management.
- Proficient with Google Classroom or other learning management software (LMS), as well as with Adobe Creative Cloud tools.
- Experienced with utilizing online analytics tools to drive actionable insights and concrete improvements in target audience reach, engagement, and user experience.
- Strong graphic design capabilities, with some experience in marketing or communications roles preferred.
- Nonprofit or education sector experience desirable.
- Instructional design expertise desirable.
- Teaching experience, preferably in K-12 or teacher professional development environments, a plus.
- Demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset, with ability to envision possibilities and seek out creative and innovative paths to achieve program objectives.
- Excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills.
- Superior organization, project management, and implementation skills.
- Capable of balancing “big picture” strategy with “hands-on” operating detail.
- Team-oriented and able to work collaboratively with various groups such as CLP’s small professional staff, our large network of volunteers, and teachers from diverse school environments.
- Focus on impact and bringing demonstrable value to the user base.
- Ability to work cross-culturally with empathy, sensitivity and respect.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT & COMPENSATION:
- The Digital Community Manager will be a full time (40 hours per week,) exempt employee of CLP and will report to the Executive Director.
- The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $60,000, depending on qualifications.
- This position offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, long-term disability and life insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
- Please submit a resume that clearly details your job history, along with a cover letter that reflects how your interests and experience align with CLP’s mission and qualify you for the Digital Community Manager position.
- Send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Digital Community Manager in the subject line.
- Candidates should be prepared to provide examples of and links to their related digital work.
- All inquiries will be handled confidentially.
- Position is open until filled.
A PDF copy of the job description can be found here: CLP Digital Community Manager
Classroom Law Project adheres to a non-discrimination policy with respect to employment, educational programs, and activities. Classroom Law Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or marital status and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws.