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Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

JOB TITLE: Program Manager – Public Awareness  & Communications

LOCATION: Twin Cities Metro

TYPE: Full Time Exempt    DEADLINE: 10/4/13 or until filled


This full time exempt position is responsible for the development, monitoring and implementation of the Coalition’s public awareness efforts related to domestic violence that promote the best interests of victims of domestic violence from diverse groups, their children and domestic abuse service providers.  This includes development & implementation of a media work plan, maintaining and expanding public awareness work, staying abreast of technology developments as they relate to domestic violence issues, event planning, and maintaining communication with Coalition members and stakeholders regarding all of the Coalition’s work.  The Manager will work as part of a team that includes staff and committees of the membership of MCBW and will work as part of a team in the implementation of the Coalition’s overall goals and work plan.


  1. With input from MCBW membership, committees and work groups, develop, propose, implement and monitor a media work plan. Work with MCBW staff and membership to build and implement an effective media presence statewide and tailor media materials for use in local media outlets. Provide staff support to committees such as the Media Workgroup, ensuring that meetings are well-structured and focused and that membership across the state has meaning access to participate with the workgroup.
  2. Coordinate media communications including maintaining a current contact list of Minnesota media outlets, draft press releases, and assist in coordination of press events as needed.
  3. With input from MCBW membership, committees and work groups, maintain, update and expand MCBW’s public awareness work. MCBW’s current campaigns include Clothesline Project and Live Violence Free flag campaign. 
  4. Ensure member program’s meaningful input on and assess to MCBW’s work.
  5. Develop community alliances to further the public awareness work of the Coalition.
  6. Ensure that public awareness work is responsive to the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children from diverse groups and that it promotes the MCBW mission.
  7. Develop a communication plan to support coalition initiatives including the development of briefing papers, position papers, reports, letters to the editor, fact sheets, action alerts and public education materials as needed. 
  8. Maintain and strengthen MCBW’s communication with member programs, allied organizations and the public including website, e-newsletters/updates and social media outlets. 
  9. Stay current with technology concerns as they relate to the public awareness and communication work and as they relate to safety issues for domestic violence victims. 
  10. Represent the Coalition on task forces and committees relating to public awareness issues, including regional/national coalition groups.
  11. Maintain effective liaison relationship with statewide agencies such as Minnesota Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and others as needed.
  12. Coordinate with other statewide social justice organizations, and when appropriate, identify strategies to coordinate efforts to remedy any identified problems affecting victims and programs.
  13. Develop, facilitate and deliver effective training for membership on public awareness issues. 
  14. Provide support to member programs through consultations, training, resources development and networking. 
  15. Work in partnership with other Coalition staff, member agencies, and others in order to meet the mission of the Coalition; other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and commitment to ending violence against women; 
  • Familiarity with domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Minnesota;
  • Demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication skills;  
  • Prior public awareness and media relations experience;
  • Three years work and/or demonstrated life experience organizing and/or advocating within underrepresented communities; 
  • Minimum of 10 public speaking presentations or training experiences;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Ability to work independently and also as a team member;
  • Strong organizing skills, flexible with ability to handle multiple tasks in a calm and efficient manner;
  • Ability to work varying hours required by the position;
  • Reliable transportation and cell phone required;
  • Statewide and national travel required;
  • Supervisory experience is helpful;
  • Experience with grant management, data collection and report writing is helpful; 
  • Experience with membership based and or non-profit organization.
  • Battered/formerly battered women, women of color, Native Women, older women LGBTQ persons strongly encouraged to apply. EOE/AA 

Send cover letter and resume to Leticia Jones at:
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