Organization:  Austin City Council Member Alison Alter - District 10
Position: Communications and Outreach Coordinator
About the Organization:

Council Member Alison Alter is looking to hire a key position in her City Council office: the communications and community outreach coordinator. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast paced environment, juggles multiple tasks with ease, learns quickly, writes well, and who excels at helping people solve problems. Communications responsibilities include media relations and management of our newsletter, social media, and website. Community outreach activities include addressing constituent concerns, event planning, and organizing volunteers.

We have a small office and candidates must collaborate well with others and be willing to learn new things. This person will work closely with Council Member Alter and the District 10 team to deliver information to the public, plan and run community meetings, and help constituents interface with city departments to solve problems in the district.

Job Description:

Duties include managing relationships with the media relations, drafting press releases, creating and posting social media content (Twitter, Facebook, Nextdoor) and providing graphic design support. This position is also responsible for writing and producing semi-monthly email newsletters and responding to communications from the public. The ideal candidate would be capable of drafting talking policy points and other communications for public meetings.

This role will also assist constituents via email, phone, and in person, coordinate and advertise community events and represent the Council Member in the district. While this is not a policy role, the ideal candidate would also be able to develop policy expertise as needed.

Candidate Qualifications:

All applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. This is a full time position with city benefits. Ideal candidates would demonstrate: creative and critical thinking; strong communication and writing skills and the ability to help people solve problems.

Additional qualifications include an eagerness to learn quickly; being a self-starter; a passion for politics, public policy, and good governance; teamwork and collaboration; consistent follow-through and ability to multi-task and proficiency with content-production software such as Adobe Creative Cloud suite

Salary range (DOE): $47,000 - $63,000

How to Apply: If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to to Council Member Alter's Chief of Staff, Kurt Cadena-Mitchell, via email at [email protected].