Azul is a Latinx led and serving environmental justice organization focused on ocean stewardship. We are small, nimble, and extremely mighty. Founded in 2011 by Marcela Gutierrez-Graudiņš to bring Latinxs perspectives and participation to ocean conservation, its work is rooted in social justice and intersectionality and guided by equitable practices. Azul is small, nimble, and extremely mighty. For more information, check out www.azul.org.
About the Position
We seek to expand our team by hiring a full-time Bilingual Communications Manager with high Spanish-language proficiency. Working in close collaboration with the organization’s executive director and campaigns strategists, this position, preferably based out of Washington, D.C., will be responsible for the day-to-day communications activities. Position available as Contract Position or Full-Time Employment. Candidates must meet legal requirements for either employment OR self-employment in California. These activities will support Azul in augmenting and defining its external presence and building online-to-offline engagement via digital media and organizing strategies. The candidate must be passionate about the ocean environment and those who depend on it.
The Bilingual Communications Manager will be an experienced advocate and well-versed in communications strategy and tactics to support policy solutions. They will work to deepen Azul’s presence in the media and advance its mission at national and state levels where Azul’s work is seen, heard, and felt within the community and targeted toward key decisionmakers. Their ability to pivot and exhibit flexibility in rapidly changing environments while working independently to manage communications projects and related campaigns will be essential.
The role of communications and the intentional use of such strategies has been key to Azul’s success. To ensure access to information by the Latinx communities we work alongside, all of our materials are crafted in English and Spanish – from scratch – with these communities top of mind. We don’t Google translate or rely on auto-translation apps and the individual who assumes this position won’t either. It is vital applicants are fully bilingual and understand the language, cultural nuances, tone(s) and regionalisms to succeed in this job and serve the community and Azul’s conservation goals.
Responsibilities and Duties
Ideal Candidate Profile
We recognize that each applicant for this role will bring unique skills, knowledge, experiences, and background to this position, lending their own flair to the project. We welcome diverse experiences and perspectives, and will be looking for candidates who possess many, but not necessarily all, of the following qualifications and experience:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send us your résumé and cover letter with “Azul Communications Manager” in the subject line explaining why you are interested in this position. Please describe your relevant experience and qualifications. We respectfully request no follow-up calls or emails.
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