Posted on Jun 9, 2021 by American Library Association
Reporting to the Assistant Director for State Advocacy, the Program Assistant will support advocacy research and communications efforts to advance library funding and policy priorities. The ideal candidate will have strong research, editing and persuasive writing skills, curiosity, and a passion for the vital roles of libraries in society.
Key responsibilities include:
· Completing research activities, ranging from environmental scans in topical (e.g., broadband) and geographical (e.g., specific states or regions) areas to searching and synthesizing government information to compiling traditional and social media targets for campaigns.
· Drafting and refining various communications outputs, including social media, member action alerts, issue talking points, and one- and two-page issue summaries for library and non-library audiences.
· Website design and maintenance.
· Communicating with member advocates and other ALA staff in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
· Project management and tracking of advocacy activities.
· Some administrative duties, including coordinating webinar and conference speakers and logistics, archiving, and customer service.
Requirements: demonstrated writing and research skills, attention to detail, well-developed computer skills (Microsoft office suite, in particular), and ability to work independently, multitask and manage competing priorities. Knowledge of libraries helpful.
Send a cover letter and resume to:
ALA Sr. Human Resources Manager
The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.