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HDC Job Announcement: Communications Coordinator

Overview of Position:

The House Democratic Caucus (HDC) is hiring a Communications Coordinator to start in January of 2022. The Communications Coordinator will work for the Executive Director to help with all caucus communications efforts. This position is based in Austin, TX.

Summary of Texas HDC:
The sixty-five members of our caucus fight for real solutions for all Texans. We are champions for working families, and are dedicated to increasing opportunity for those we represent. We are steadfast in our commitment to increase access to affordable health care, invest in our public schools and protect the freedom to vote. Chaired by Rep. Chris Turner (HD 101 – Grand Prairie), our staff supports House Democrats in all matters related to their policy, communications and district efforts.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Communications Coordinator will:

  • Assist in the drafting of press releases, media advisories and other materials as needed;
  • Manage the caucus’ social media accounts, including the creation of graphics and posts;
  • Manage the distribution of press releases and newsletters;
  • Create and distribute weekly news clips for all caucus members and staff;
  • Assist in maintaining the caucus’ website; and
  • Execute other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and content creation skills
  • Experience with Canva, or other similar social media content creation platforms
  • Experience working with the Texas Legislature and/or state and local government, either as staff or in an advocacy role, is a plus but is not required
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus but not required
  • Cooperative attitude with ability to manage many requests at once

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is negotiable; applicants should know that base salary would be no less than $3000/month and would increase in a manner commensurate with experience. A $500/month health care stipend is also provided in addition to salary. 

To apply:

Send resume, a one-page cover letter and at least two references to Cara Santucci, Executive Director of the Texas HDC, at cara@texashousedems.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with a goal of beginning employment by January 15, 2021.

The HDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for all, and we encourage applicants of all identities, backgrounds, ages, and abilities to apply.

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