SENIOR DIRECTOR, CULTURAL ADVOCACY.
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Color Of Change is one of the United State’s largest online racial justice organization. As a national online force driven by over 7 million members, they move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. They activate our members to take action on crucial issues—from criminal justice to media representations to the social safety net and voter freedom—so that they can build the power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society.
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Color Of Change is seeking a Senior Director of Cultural Advocacy to develop strategy and lead execution for their #ChangeIndustries advocacy work. Reporting to the Chief Marketing & Storytelling Officer, the Senior Director of Cultural Advocacy will help sharpen the accountability processes related to ensuring that major corporations in each industry identify and implement meaningful systemic change, from investing in Black talent and careers, to divesting from their support of police departments and other anti-Black institutions, to eliminating racist content.
1. Innovative Program Development & Implementation
– Work with COC leadership to set goals and determine strategies, and implement tactics for achieving specific, targeted policy/practice changes across cultural industries.
– Build out and manage content consulting program and surface new opportunities for consulting more broadly and more deeply on the most influential content in the industry.
– Establish and maintain a network of affinity groups across the industries that are committed to advancing change and are motivated and equipped to take increasingly bold action over time.
– Develop approaches to thought leadership (e.g., research, events, white papers, savvy content) that will be disruptive, strengthen the COC brand, attract partnerships and create opportunities for advancing their work.
– Grow and maintain regular cadence for a #ChangeIndustries newsletter to inform and stay top of mind with industry stakeholders-Assess and manage the overall needs of Color Of Change relative to celebrity and influencer engagement.
– Identify the most important advantageous partnerships for advancing our work and manage partnership development and participation in our work.
– Integrate #ChangeIndustries into broader COC marketing efforts, where there is strategic alignment.
2. Team & Systems Building:
– Establish and track performance against KPIs for all of the programmatic work listed above.
– Internalize metrics and apply actionable insights from multiple sources to lead improvements in our work.
– Develop long-term influencer engagement strategies, tactics and systems, while staying attuned to shifts in the influencer landscape.
– Expand and strengthen #ChangeIndustries accountability processes, including but not limited to reviews of corporate policies, commitments related to racial justice, technology needed to scale, and engagement with high-level Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA), HR and Production executives.
– Manage and improve racial justice content review processes for television/film scripts,podcasts, music projects, fashion shows, marketing campaigns and other cultural content that COC consults on.
– Coordinate with senior leadership across other Color Of Change departments, campaigns, and initiatives.
External Relationship Management:
– Act as a strong ambassador: communicate and advance COC’s values, vision and efforts across a broad set of national influencers and advocacy partners. Oversee trade and consumer-facing touchpoints for all #ChangeIndustries work.
– Manage COC relationships and create partnership opportunities that expand reach, with a range of senior level executives at culture-focused corporations, while also expanding our network of working/organizing relationships with Black people (and those committed to racial justice) working at all levels.
– Develop new ways to support, celebrate, amplify the efforts of Black people (and others committed to racial justice) who are agitating/organizing for change within cultural industries.
– Build and retain a talented team, and lead performance management for staff consistent with COC policies and practices.
– Support staff to create written documents and visual presentations, including strategy decks, development proposals and funder reports, other support materials to help advance objectives.
– Manage the contact, outreach, follow-up, content development and other functions required to maintain and grow influencer and institutional relationships that are critical to the organization’s success and growth, including working with consultants.
– Must reside in Los Angeles and be willing to travel regularly.
– A minimum of 8 years experience in TV/Film, with the intersection of other cultural industries, such as Music, and Fashion a plus.
– Passion for the mission of Color Of Change and a personal commitment to furthering the goals of the organization to racial justice: building real leverage and power for Black people in the domains of politics, industry, and culture.
– Highly-developed relationship-building skills with strong relationships (and networks) across one or more cultural industries, and sharp instincts about its inner workings and trends.
– Strong management skills and experience cultivating and retaining talent.
– A demonstrated experience managing up and across an organization.
– Ability to positively represent the organization to a variety of stakeholders.
– Commitment to confidentiality and the ability to exercise absolute discretion and good judgment.
– The ability to manage competing priorities and multi-task across a broad spectrum of collaborators and activities.
– Strong communication skills—both verbal and written—with a demonstrated ability to write persuasive memos, concept papers, and presentations.
– Able to work independently and cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment and under tight deadlines to meet goals, with a proactive approach.
– Dedication and ability to work flexible hours, and travel as needed.
The salary for the Senior Director, Cultural Advocacy is $150,000. This is a full-time exempt position. Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package.
Union Position: No
Location: Los Angeles area
Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.
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