The Native Organizers Alliance (NOA) is a unique Indigenous training and organizing network dedicated to building the capacity of Native tribes, traditional societies, and community groups to make transformational change. It also provides a forum for tribal and Native leaders and organizers to work in collaboration with each other and promote their work with non-Native national allies. NOA supports grassroots-driven social change rooted in Native traditional practices and values to advance tribal sovereignty and the health and wellbeing of Native people in rural and urban Native communities and on reservations across Indian Country.
We’re hiring! Check out our current openings below.
The NOA Communications Coordinator will manage and coordinate public-facing and internal communications in order to advance the mission and vision of NOA. The coordinator will work directly with the NOA Director and Deputy Director. The Communications Coordinator will have a large role in developing the strategic communications for the organization. Managing a large and growing email list is a core responsibility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Communications Coordinator:
● Manage the NOA website and social media channels, developing coherent messaging in coordination with other
● Manage NOA’s Social Media Coordinator and other potential digital and communications contractors.
● Manage the NOA email list, plan and execute list-building strategies, develop email fundraising campaigns, and
design creative list engagement.
● Develop an overall communications and digital strategy for NOA working with the NOA leadership team.
● Design promotional materials for NOA and its campaigns.
● Assist in recruiting, hiring, and supervising communications specialists and vendors.
● Plan and organize the communications work of other members of the NOA staff, including delegating writing and
● Draft and/or edit social media content, emails, and website materials.
● Plan distribution of print and online promotional materials.
● Monitor and analyze data and impact of NOA’s media and online presence with social media coordinator and
public relations contractor.
● Oversee the development of a new NOA website, including developing RFP, managing hiring of designers and
● Plan and coordinate online public events working with the NOA staff team.
● Plan, write and execute ads to promote NOA, its events, and campaigns on social media and in Native media.
● Advise the NOA team on ways to improve or update our public image.
● Ensure that all promotional materials are aligned with NOA’s brand identity and core messaging.
● Serves as point of contact for media inquiries.
● Plan and execute NOA earned media strategy.
● Work with NOA national allies and local partners to develop strategic communications to advance partnerships
and specific campaigns.
Qualifications: You could be great for this role if:
● You honor the idea of indigenizing organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our
● You have a deep knowledge of the politics and issues impacting the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. You have
a strong knowledge of intertribal Native history and culture.
● You have knowledge of and commitment to progressive social change movements and grassroots organizing.
● You have experience in managing staff, contractors, and volunteers.
● You know how to run creative email advocacy campaigns.
● You are experienced in digital and traditional communications and media strategy.
● You are a strong writer, editor and storyteller.
● You communicate clearly and effectively.
● You are familiar with work plans and able to participate in setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
● You are detail-oriented and manage your time efficiently.
● You possess solid problem-solving skills and know how to give and receive feedback well.
● You have a desire to grow and develop personally, and deepen our collective Indigenous frameworks. You want to
learn from others in an exciting moment in Native history with an organization committed to movement-building
for transformational change.
Although not required, a strong candidate will have some of the following:
● Proficiency with Action Network (or similar digital tools like Salsa, EveryAction or NationBuilder.)
● Knowledge of website design and basic html code.
● Familiarity with graphic programs like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Power Point, and Excel.
● Proficiency in Google Suite, particularly Google Drive and Docs.
● Emotional literacy is a big plus. You should work well with a variety of different individuals of different
backgrounds and beliefs.
● Experience as an organizer, campaigner, or in tribal government is a plus.
● Experience as a journalist, in a newsroom, etc. is a plus.
● Basic knowledge of 501c3/c4 compliance rules.
Education and Experience:
A degree in Marketing, Communications, English, or Journalism will be considered an asset, but is not required. The
Communications Coordinator must also have 2-3 years of experience working in digital advocacy and/or media relations and proven experience managing contractors and staff.
Location: Remote (minimal travel for staff gatherings, campaigns and events.)
Status: Full-time, exempt. This role requires flexibility including working some nights and weekends.
Salary & benefits: Starting salary is $60,000-70,000 depending on experience, plus benefits (medical, dental, eye,
retirement, disability and life insurance.)
Close Date: June 22, 2021 Please contact Judith@nativeorganizing.org
Native Organizers Alliance is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for a Just Society (501c3) and is an equal
opportunity employer, and women, people of color, persons with disabilities and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, nor any other basis protected under law.