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Public Engagement Associate

Public Engagement Associate

Washington, DC or New York, NY, with the option for remote/hybrid work

Just Vision is seeking a Public Engagement Associate (PEA) to join our growing team. This person will support the implementation of Just Vision’s public engagement strategies related to the organization’s films, journalism, digital media, outreach campaigns and other projects. The PEA will report to the Public Engagement Manager and ensure that Just Vision’s public engagement efforts are thoughtfully executed to reach our target audiences and goals. They will be responsible for planning and coordinating Just Vision engagements; drafting outreach materials, social media content and other communications; tracking outreach, program and communications outcomes and ensuring that impact stories, analytics and other data are effectively integrated to support future growth across the organization.

Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and problem-solving skills and a passion for working on the Israeli-Palestinian context and on social justice issues more broadly. S/he/they will be part of a fast-paced and collaborative environment as an integral member of a nimble and high-functioning team.


Primary Responsibilities:

Outreach and Event Coordination

  • Research and identify strategic conferences and gatherings in areas related to Just Vision’s work including: media, journalism, storytelling, Israel-Palestine, Middle East, film impact, women’s leadership, grassroots organizing and social justice issues such as racial justice, environmental justice, gun safety, LGBTQ rights and beyond.
  • Plan and coordinate Just Vision’s public engagements, including film screenings, conferences, public panels, film festivals, webinars and other virtual or in-person events.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the organization, liaising regularly and building relationships and strategic partnerships with educators, faith leaders, community organizers, activists, policy makers and others.
  • Engage and organize with diverse audiences including, Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Arab communities across the US and Israel-Palestine, as well as students, educators, organizers, faith leaders, political leaders and more.
  • When relevant, oversee film festival applications and track festival participation for the United States and internationally; coordinate all festival screenings and programming.
  • Ensure that appropriate follow-up happens after each event to effectively engage audiences over time, including: capturing contact info, storing audio recordings, distributing surveys and writing follow-up notes and event reports.

Systems management and tracking

  • Write and develop content for internal communications including board reports and event digests.
  • Track public engagement outcomes and impact, both quantitatively and qualitatively, including:
    - Press appearances and placements
    - Impact stories around all of our programs
    - Analytics related to our communications platforms (social media, newsletter, justvision.org, mekomit.co.il)
    - Screenings, events, webinars and all other programming
  • Maintain Just Vision’s relationship and contact databases (Salesforce and Constant Contact) related to strategic outreach and press contacts and ensure these databases are healthy and up-to-date.

Digital media support

  • Draft and develop communications and educational materials such as talking points, discussion guides, press releases and pitches, social media campaigns and toolkits, among other materials.
  • Support the Communications team to create compelling social media content, including daily posts and long-term campaigns.
  • Regularly review Just Vision’s website and social media channels to ensure content is up-to-date and consistent across all digital platforms.

Qualifications :

  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience in programming and outreach, community organizing, social media management and/or nonprofit coordination.
  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong familiarity with the Israeli-Palestinian context.
  • Strong research, planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Astute understanding of the social, cultural and political landscape in the US, as it relates to the Israeli-Palestinian context, as well as power dynamics across issue areas.
  • Experience drafting social media content, conference proposals, event reports and other professional communication.
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability and comfort working and communicating virtually with remote team members.
  • Detail-oriented and organized with a track record of consistently meeting deadlines.
  • Prior non-profit or philanthropic experience a plus.
  • Fluency in Arabic and/or Hebrew a plus.

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $45,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience. We are ideally looking for someone based in or near Washington, DC or New York, NY, with the option for remote/hybrid work. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through August 22, 2022.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to hiring@justvision.org. Please put “Public Engagement Associate” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls, Facebook or Twitter inquiries please. Due to the volume of applicants we anticipate, we may not be able to respond individually to each application.

Just Vision is an equal opportunity employer. We carefully consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, ability or on any other legally protected status.