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Communications Assistant

New Mexico Voices for Children, the state’s leading research-based advocacy organization for New Mexico’s children and families, is seeking an experienced communications assistant. The purpose of this position is to create electronic media content and maintain New Mexico Voices for Children’s social media platforms and website, and assist the communications director in other work related to traditional media outreach and messaging.

We work in the areas of health, education, and family economic security to improve opportunities and outcomes for hard-working families with a unique focus on the state’s tax and budget policies. We have adopted racial and ethnic equity as a core principle and work diligently to practice anti-racist policies.

This is an exciting time for our organization and for New Mexico, as there are many policy opportunities on the horizon that offer the chance to make a positive difference for kids and families in our state. As a member of both the State Priorities Partnership and Kids Count networks, we bring strong credibility to our research-based advocacy and are looked to as an important voice in policy discussions involving the well-being of children.

The successful candidate will bring the following core competencies:

  • Writes and line-edits well, particularly in the short-form
  • Has up-to-date knowledge on best practices for social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Has skills in creating visually appealing and well-written social media memes and posts
  • Has skills in creating, editing and posting short videos
  • Has skills in website design, maintenance, and updating, particularly on the WordPress platform
  • Understands the use of social media and communications work for advocacy purposes
  • Is detail-oriented and strategically minded
  • Is aligned with the mission, vision, and values of NM Voices for Children
  • Skill with Adobe Creative Suite software a plus

While a college degree is preferred, experience may be substituted.

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2018.

A letter of interest and resume may be sent to Barbara Mike

Please contact Sharon Kayne, NMVC Communications Director, with questions about the position.
 

Research and Policy Analyst

New Mexico Voices for Children, the state’s leading research-based advocacy organization for New Mexico’s children and families, is seeking an experienced tax and budget policy researcher. The purpose of this position is to conduct tax and budget policy research and analysis that has been approved by the executive director and supports the organization’s priority policy agenda, partnerships, and grant deliverables.

We work in the areas of health, education, and family economic security to improve opportunities and outcomes for hard-working families with a unique focus on the state’s tax and budget policies. We have adopted racial and ethnic equity as a core principle and work diligently to practice anti-racist policies.

This is an exciting time for our organization and an exciting time for New Mexico, as there are a lot of policy opportunities on the horizon that offer the chance to make a positive difference for kids and families in our state. As a member of both the State Priorities Partnership and Kids Count networks we bring strong credibility to our research-based advocacy and are looked to as an important voice in policy discussions involving the well-being of children.

The successful candidate will bring the following core competencies:

  • Knowledge of tax policy principles and current trends
  • Competency in designing methods for research and analysis
  • Ability to effectively communicate research findings to various audiences
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with funders and partners of the organization
  • Understanding of grant report development and grant deliverables
  • Knowledge of current trends in research and public policy that affect the health and well-being of children and their families
  • Ability to develop policy briefs and reports
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and external partners

This announcement will be posted until the position is filled. While a graduate degree is preferred, experience may be substituted.

A letter of interest and resume may be sent to Barbara Mike

Please contact Amber Wallin, NMVC Deputy Director, for questions about the position.