SPLC on Campus seeks to empower college students across the country to become more engaged in our democracy. Young people have played key roles in almost every major social movement in the U.S., including the modern American Civil Rights Movement, the LGBTQ, environmental, antiwar and immigrant rights movements. By providing free educational resources and organizational support, SPLC on Campus assists students in making the connection between the social justice issues they care about and politics while encouraging non-violent student activism.
Last year we launched a campaign, #RegisterShowUpVote, that resulted in Clubs holding voter registration drives on and off campus. SPLC on Campus Clubs in Alabama and Georgia came together on the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act for a day of canvassing to reach eligible voters in rural Alabama. This year’s campaign, #WhatDemocracyLooksLike serves as a rallying cry to students across the country who are bombarded with biased and bigoted rhetoric that seeks to divide them.
The incumbent will play a critical role in bringing the SPLC on Campus program to scale. This individual provides project management, analysis and administrative support to ensure the successful development and deployment of SPLC on Campus.
• Primary duties are developing, coordinating, and implementing operational and programmatic facets of SPLC on Campus and its related activities;
• Develop work plans to accomplish program goals and objectives, and monitor progress toward their achievement;
• Conduct research and gather information to develop resources that educate college students about SPLC on Campus social justice focus areas;
• Develop promotional material, including content for reports, briefings, newsletters or other written information related to the program;
• Represent the program at meetings and conferences;
• Networks with affiliated groups;
• Monitor expenditures and prepare financial reports;
• Conduct presentations and trainings to increase participation in, and support for, SPLC on Campus.
Education and Related Work Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree;
• Direct experience working with college students;
• Experience in promotion and public relations strategies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Broad knowledge of the trends in programming on college campuses;
• The ability to generate excitement and a sense of urgency in promoting social justice;
• Strong written, verbal and cross-cultural communication skills, experience presenting to large and small audiences;
• Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task;
• Tech-savvy and proficient with MS Office, social media and web-based publishing platforms;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, staying on-task following through to completion with attention to details.
Other Special Considerations:
This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.