Careers at Justice in Aging

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the LGBT community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

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Social Media Manager
Location: Washington DC, Oakland CA, Los Angeles CA, or Remote

Summary:

Justice in Aging seeks an individual with at least one to two years of experience managing digital channels for advocacy, organizing, or marketing with a strong interest in social justice and equity. This individual will be responsible for implementing the organization’s social media strategy, and will collaborate with members of the communications, development, and program teams to plan, create, and post content on the organization’s social channels. The Social Media Manager will report to the Communications Director and be an integral part of a six-member communications and development team. The position can be based in any of our three offices (Washington DC, Oakland CA, and Los Angeles CA), or work fully remotely. All of Justice in Aging’s staff are currently working remotely and will be doing so for the duration of the pandemic.

Contrary to media portrayals of financially secure older adults engaged in healthy, active aging pursuits and enjoying their retirement, over 7 million people over 65 have trouble making ends meet. And millions are living in deep poverty. Older adults are increasingly at the center of the housing and homelessness crisis. Poverty is much worse for those who have experienced discrimination and inequities throughout their lives, including women, people of color, LGBTQ older adults, those with limited English proficiency, and others. These individuals are members of our families and communities. They raised families, worked, cared for many of us, taught our children, and built our economy. Yet, because of ageism, racism, and other forms of discrimination, their lives are continually devalued and they experience barriers to meeting their most basic needs.

That’s where you come in. Join us and become part of the only national organization focused solely on advancing the rights of low-income older adults. Watch this short video to learn more about how, over the past 50 years, we have used the power of law and our expertise in all of the programs older adults rely on to fight senior poverty. And learn why, in 2021, we launched a new strategic initiative to center our work in advancing equity. Going forward, we will intentionally pursue systemic changes in law and policy that improve the lives of low-income older adults who experience inequities deeply rooted in structural racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia. You can be a part of this meaningful work. 

We’re excited to be hiring for this new position to help us build our brand, increase the visibility of the important issues we work on, effectively utilize our social media channels for advocacy, engage with partners and thought leaders, and build relationships with media. The Social Media Manager will be expected to spend roughly 75% of their time devoted to social media, and 25% supporting the organization with various communications, development, and administrative tasks. Must reside and be able to work in the United States. 

Responsibilities (75%)

Work closely with the Communications Director to create and implement the organization’s social media strategy.

Create and manage social media calendar and post content on a consistent, daily basis.

Collaborate with others in the organization to create brand-consistent, compelling messages for use across social channels.

Provide leadership to program staff on ways to use social media to advance their goals.

Create and distribute social media toolkits for partners to use in advancing shared advocacy priorities.

Assist program staff in creating content in their own voices to advance the organization’s programmatic goals.

Serve as the point person for all social promotion requests from staff and partners.

Utilize social media channels to promote fundraising campaigns and events.

Monitor social media and news stories and track relevant conversations to uncover opportunities for Justice in Aging to engage with partners, media, thought leaders, and advance the organization’s priorities.

Stay up-to-date on current best practices, trends, and new and emerging platforms.

Help develop and implement a system for evaluating the impact and success of the organization’s digital communications.

Responsibilities (25%)

Perform other communications and administrative duties as needed, including but not limited to, copy editing and proofreading programmatic materials, drafting email alerts and other short pieces of content, supporting webinar production and website upkeep, and helping with internal tracking processes.

Requirements:

At least one to two years relevant experience managing social media channels.

Excellent writing and communications skills.

Ability to work collaboratively, independently and to take a project from start to finish with clear direction and minimal supervision.

Desired:

Experience with digital organizing and advocacy.

Ability to work with multiple teams across an organization and to give and ask for support as needed.

Experience with a visual design tool for making social graphics, such as Canva.

Knowledge of and experience with social scheduling

Experience creating and implementing paid campaigns and using Google Adwords.

Experience with analytic tools.

Interest in and commitment to social justice and equity.

Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $55,000-$65,000 depending on experience. Justice in Aging offers a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health, dental, and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan with 8% automatic employer contribution; paid parental leave, sabbatical leave, and compensatory time; federal holidays, sick time, and generous vacation policy.

To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

 To Apply:

Please submit the following to hiring@justiceinaging.org: cover letter that describes your interest in the position, resume, three sample social media posts for any social media channel from a current or past campaign or area of work, and three professional references. In your cover letter, please address the following in order for your application to be considered:

 How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from people of color, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities. If you need an accommodation for the application process, please contact hiring@justiceinaging.org.  

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on September 8. This position is open until filled. 

Justice in Aging seeks an outstanding law student for its fifth annual Racial Justice Fellowship for Summer 2022. Given the continued uncertainties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the fellow may work remotely or may work in any of our three offices: Washington, DC, Oakland, or Los Angeles, CA. This is a full-time, paid fellowship.

The Organization: Justice in Aging is a non-profit organization with a rich tradition of over 48 years of successful, high-impact strategic advocacy on behalf of more than 7 million older adults living in poverty in America. Justice in Aging is the one of the only national organizations to focus exclusively on issues of senior poverty and, as a part of that work, we recognize how senior poverty is linked to historic and systemic discrimination.

Justice in Aging works in several critical areas: health care, economic security, housing, and elder justice. We focus our work on the needs of older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ seniors, and older adults with limited English proficiency. We strive toward equity for older adults through our work and in our workplace environment, where all staff members are supported and valued.

The Position: Justice in Aging seeks a rising 3L (current 2L) student to work full-time with attorneys on multiple projects that integrate Justice in Aging’s core programs (economic security, health, and elder justice) and focus on racial justice. The fellow could work on policy advocacy and/or litigation-based projects and will have the opportunity to author a writing sample, conduct shorter term writing and research projects, participate in intern trainings and events, attend external stakeholder meetings, and have the opportunity to learn more about the legal non-profit world. At the end of the summer, the fellow will also prepare and present an internal training to the staff on a topic they have researched.
Justice in Aging will pair the fellow with one attorney as a mentor for the summer. Justice in Aging may also be interested in working with the summer fellow to craft a post-graduate fellowship application for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or the equivalent.

Compensation: The fellow will be provided a $8,000 stipend.

Qualifications: We seek applicants with a robust interest in working for low-income and underserved populations, and strong legal research and writing skills.

Application: Applications are accepted until Friday, October 8 and reviewed on a rolling basis

To apply for the summer Racial Justice Fellowship, please send  the following materials to Shelby Minister at sminister@justiceinaging.org:

  1. Cover letter,
  2. Resume,
  3. Writing sample, and
  4. A list of three references.

In your cover letter, please address the following in order for your application to be considered:

At Justice in Aging we advocate for older adults, particularly regarding systemic injustice and the resulting inequities that often impact women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

Cover letters without this explanation will not be considered. Please also include any scheduling conflicts during the weeks of October 11 and 18 that may affect your availability for a first-round phone interview.

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff, and we particularly encourage applications from members of people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and others whose personal experiences may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

Justice in Aging seeks an outstanding law student for its Colin Alexander Health Law Fellowship for Summer 2022. Given the continued uncertainties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the fellow may work remotely or may work in any of our three offices: Washington, DC, Oakland, or Los Angeles, CA. This is a full-time, paid fellowship.

The Organization: Justice in Aging is a non-profit organization with a rich tradition of over 48 years of successful, high-impact strategic advocacy on behalf of more than 7 million older adults living in poverty in America. Justice in Aging is the one of the only national organizations to focus explicitly on issues of senior poverty and, as a part of that work, we recognize how senior poverty is linked to historic and systemic racial discrimination.

Justice in Aging works in several critical areas: health care, economic security, housing, and elder justice. We focus our work on the needs of older women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with limited English proficiency. We strive toward equity for older adults through our work and in our workplace environment, where all staff members are supported and valued.

The Position: Justice in Aging seeks a rising 3L (current 2L) student to work full-time with attorneys on multiple projects related to Medicare, Medicaid and other health care programs that impact older adults. The fellow could work on policy advocacy and/or litigation-based projects and will have the opportunity to author a writing sample, conduct shorter term writing and research projects, participate in intern trainings and events, attend external stakeholder meetings, and have the opportunity to learn more about the legal non-profit world. At the end of the summer, the fellow will also prepare and present an internal training to the staff on a topic they have researched.

Justice in Aging will pair the fellow with one attorney as a mentor for the summer. Justice in Aging may also be interested in working with the summer fellow to craft a post-graduate fellowship application for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or the equivalent.

Compensation: The fellow will be provided a $8,000 stipend.

Qualifications: We seek applicants with a robust interest in working for low-income and underserved populations, and strong legal research and writing skills.

Application: Applications are accepted until Friday, October 8 and reviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply for the Colin Alexander Health Law Fellowship, please send the following materials to Katrina Cohens at kcohens@justiceinaging.org:

  1. Cover letter,
  2. Resume,
  3. Writing sample, and
  4. A list of three references.

In your cover letter, please address the following in order for your application to be considered:

At Justice in Aging we advocate for older adults, particularly regarding systemic injustice and the resulting inequities that often impact women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

Cover letters without this explanation will not be considered. Please also include any scheduling conflicts during the weeks of October 11 and 18 that may affect your availability for a first-round phone interview.

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff, and we particularly encourage applications from members of people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and others whose personal experiences may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

Each year Justice in Aging seeks outstanding law students to work with us through summer and term-time internships and externships. We are not yet accepting applications for summer 2022.

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