The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is recruiting for a Specialist, Advocacy Communications, reporting to the Senior Director, Advocacy.
CASE is a global membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Our 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 3,600 member institutions, CASE has 85,000 members in 82 countries working at universities, colleges, independent and international schools and non-profits. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE works across all continents from its offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City.
CASE works to achieve a seamless ‘One CASE’ experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Our new strategic plan seeks to make CASE truly global. Collaborating across time zones and borders, all CASE staff in all offices strive to make this ambitious 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:
Manages the CASE Advocacy Network online community, including the posting frequent updates and resources related to CASE’s legislative advocacy efforts.
Research, track and communicate U.S. and global legislative and regulatory developments affecting higher education and educational advancement to CASE members.
Drafts updates, alerts, one-pagers and talking points on key legislative and regulatory issues to help CASE members engage with lawmakers.
Drafts articles/blog posts around legislative issues for the CASE Blog, Currents magazine, website and e-newsletters.
Works with the content strategy and channel deployment teams to determine effective ways to communicate CASE’s advocacy efforts to members.
Supports the senior director for advocacy and the editorial/media director on media support activities, including monitoring media channels and drafting press releases.
Manages and maintains the public policy pages on the CASE website.
Works with the specialist, digital content to promote CASE advocacy efforts through social media channels.
Contributes to presentations and webinars on advocacy-related topics.
Attends hearings, association meetings or other events, as needed.
Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibility/Judicious Use of Resources
Exercises fiscal responsibility in the utilization of all CASE resources.
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 Required:
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 Required:
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.
Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter with salary requirements and/or salary history to CASEemployment@CASE.org with SpecAdvComms17Applicant (candidate last name) in the subject line. Applications without the required skills and experience will not be considered.NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Preference may be given to applications received before September 22, 2017.
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 mater...ials, 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 professionals 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