The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is recruiting for a Specialist, Advocacy Communications, reporting to Senior Director, Advocacy.
CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its mission is to inspire, challenge and equip communities of professionals to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. Advancing education in over 3,700 member institutions, CASE has 88,000 individual members in 82 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include alumni relations, development services, digital, communications, fundraising, government relations, marketing and web. Individual members are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural organizations or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.
The Specialist, Advocacy Communications is responsible for communicating and engaging with CASE members on the association’s advocacy efforts. This includes tracking U.S. and global legislative and regulatory developments affecting education and educational advancement, developing resources and tools to help members communicate with lawmakers, writing blog posts and articles for e-newsletters and managing the CASE Advocacy Network.
The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
1. Manages the CASE Advocacy Network online community, including the posting frequent updates and resources related to CASE’s legislative advocacy efforts. 2. Research, track and communicate U.S. and global legislative and regulatory developments affecting higher education and educational advancement to CASE members. 3. Drafts updates, alerts, one-pagers and talking points on key legislative and regulatory issues to help CASE members engage with lawmakers. 4. Drafts articles/blog posts around legislative issues for the CASE Blog, Currents magazine, website and e-newsletters. 5. Works with the content strategy and channel deployment teams to determine effective ways to communicate CASE’s advocacy efforts to members. 6. Supports the senior director for advocacy and the editorial/media director on media support activities, including monitoring media channels and drafting press releases. 7. Manages and maintains the CASE Advocacy Action Center on the CASE website. 8. Works with the specialist, digital content to promote CASE advocacy efforts through social media channels. 9. Develops and participates in presentations and webinars on advocacy-related topics. 10. Attends Capitol Hill meetings, hearings, association meetings or other events, as needed.
Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibility/Judicious Use of Resources
1. Exercises fiscal responsibility in the utilization of all CASE resources. 2. Liaises with CASE colleagues in other parts of the world to ensure the best sharing of ideas, expertise and knowledge.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of work experience or equivalent preparation. Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in public policy or communications preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
Strong communication and writing skills.
Knowledge and experience working on digital platforms, including the web and social media.
Interest in and knowledge of U.S. public policy and the field of higher education.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently.
Excellent organizational abilities, close attention to detail and research skill.
Interested candidates should CLICK HERE to apply. Applications MUST include a résumé and cover letter with salary requirements and/or salary history indicated on the cover letter. Applications without the required skills and experience or salary requirements will not be considered. Preference may be given to applications received by February 18, 2018.
About Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. Key facts about CASE:
Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
Maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE Latina America, 2011)
Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
Includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
Serves nearly 81,000 advancement professio...nals on the staffs of member institutions
Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more