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Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride.  It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Ronald Reagan Institute, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Air Force One Discovery Center.  Located in Simi Valley, California, the Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady. www.reaganfoundation.org

As the result of a generous grant funded by the Annenberg Foundation, the Reagan Foundation created the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center (APLC). The APLC is a premier, national resource for civics education and support. It accomplishes the mission of the Foundation by developing innovative educational content, making it available to educators and students and aligning the efforts of prominent local and national civics-oriented organizations. This institution will increase awareness of the importance of civics education and encourage individuals from all parts of our society to become active participants in the democratic process.

Job Description/Responsibilities

For this part-time position we are looking for a take-charge emerging professional with the needed organizational, writing, collaboration, and media skills necessary to create and share digital content across delivery platforms. You will work with the education leadership team to research, write, share, and coordinate the distribution of content focused on sharing the impact stories of our Education programs in an effective, engaging, and creative manner. Responsibilities of this position also include developing and sharing metrics to help evaluate and analyze the impact of this content across platforms. This might include outreach to program alumni, coordination with key program staff in different parts of the country and working across departments within the Foundation to ensure these stories have maximum impact.

This position will report to the Associate Director of Learning and Engagement.

Specifically, you will have duties and responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Crafting an engaging story of RRPFI Education programs, events, and alumni.
  • Collecting and organizing a variety of student success stories from various department programs.
  • Collaborating with all departments to establish a balanced and productive team; act as liaison to ensure effective communication.
  • Collaborating with marketing team to ensure consistency of RRPFI brand with focus on sharing that brand with distinct education audience.
  • Administering social media platform posting of the published stories.
  • Assisting in monitoring and researching accurate information for creating content.
  • Generating and preparing analytical reports
  • Research, learn, and advance RRPFI Education teams use of best practices in digital story-telling.
  • Maintaining awareness of developments in the field of technological social media platforms; incorporating new developments as appropriate.
  • Exceptional judgment and sense of appropriate online presence.
  • Responding to requests and inquiries from other departments.
  • Ensuring work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Ideally, a successful candidate for this position should possess:

  • Familiarity with best practices in marketing, communication, social media, and storytelling
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and balance competing priorities with accuracy and ease;
  • Capacity to perform effectively and professionally under pressure;
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to meet deadlines, multitask and prioritize;
  • A proactive approach and “no task is too big or too small” mentality; and,
  • The ability to convey a professional image.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, or similar field plus 1 year of experience in communication, marketing and/or social media;
  • OR 3rd or 4th year student enrolled in a university/college with minimum of 2-3 years of experience in communication and/or social media
  • Ability to work evening, holiday, and weekend hours to support Learning Center programming and Foundation events including, but not limited, to the annual Reagan National Defense Forum at the end of November/first weekend in December.

 

Work Environment/ Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the students and teachers that we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Salary/ Benefits/ Location

  • This is a non-exempt part-time position, approximately 20-24 hours per week, including weekend days and occasional evenings for special events
  • Benefits include the opportunity to participate in a retirement program, as well as Paid Time Off (PTO) based on hours accrued per pay period/years of service
  • The position will be located at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, Simi Valley, California

How to Apply

To apply, please send a thoughtful cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Associate Director of Learning and Engagement at adle@reaganfoundation.org. Please specify job title in the subject line.