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Communications Manager Job Description
(Part-time Consultant Position)


About VCCA: 


Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action (VCCA) was founded in 2017 in order to bring the clinician voice to climate change advocacy in the state of Virginia.  


Clinicians have the knowledge and mission to play a vital role in protecting the health and prosperity of Virginia’s families and communities from climate change. VCCA brings this critical perspective into climate-related policymaking in our state.


Through education, advocacy and community outreach, VCCA is building a network of clinician advocates for local and statewide climate change solutions that protect the health of our patients and communities in the Commonwealth. We are part of a larger movement of clinicians throughout the country working towards comprehensive climate action. 


VCCA is now a leading health voice for climate change solutions that will transition Virginia towards a clean energy economy.  We recently completed a strategic planning process, which recognizes the accomplishments of the organization and maps out our goals and objectives for the next three years. You can read our plan here. We are seeking to hire a part-time Program Manager (independent contractor) to help us execute on our ambitious plan. 


Job Description: 


The Communications Manager will work closely with the Chair and Executive Director to carry out day-to-day operations for the organization. This will include drafting and designing compelling online communications and advocacy materials, oversight and management of social media strategy, supporting execution of the strategic plan, grant implementation, and administrative duties as needed. The individual in this position will bring some knowledge and skills in nonprofit organizing, state-based advocacy, and communications - ideally with a background in the health care or environmental space. 


The expected time commitment is 20 hours/week, with compensation starting at $2,500 per month. Opportunities for growth are dependent on securing future grant support.  


This is a fully remote position, but requires occasional travel to locations within Virginia several times a year.


Specific responsibilities of the Program Manager may include:

  1. Manage current undergraduate Fellows (who will be tasked to support the following activities)

  2. Manage and oversee communications on social media accounts for the organization

  3. Draft newsletters, policy/advocacy briefs, opinion pieces, and other public-facing communications and design layouts 

  4. Perform website maintenance and updates

  5. Assist in event planning for 3-4 annual in-person events/conferences

  6. Attend an average 3-4 weekly calls with VCCA leadership

  7. Arrange and participate in both internal and partner calls/meetings as needed

  8. Assist with grant writing/reporting and other administrative duties


 Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of or experience working on issues related to climate change and/or public health in Virginia

  2. Excellent writing ability with experience in external communications, especially social media/digital campaigns

  3. Experience working in/with nonprofit organizations

  4. Event planning experience and ability to travel to conferences/events within Virginia 5-6 times per year

  5. Social media proficiency

  6. Comfort level with Canva for design needs

  7. Familiarity with issue-based advocacy and knowledge of VA politics

  8. Comfort working independently, flexible and self-motivated  


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to  

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