Communications Coordinator

30 Jul, 2020


Communications Coordinator

National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH)
New York, NY

The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local level to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception. Using a partnership model, we provide state and local advocates with strategic guidance, hands-on support, and funding to create national change from the ground up. We are a force multiplier – we form strategic partnerships with a wide range of organizations to expand abortion access in every state where it is possible, explore opportunities in cities to protect abortion access and improve residents’ ability to get the care they need, break down barriers to contraceptive access, and invest in young people so they can be healthy and empowered leaders of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements of tomorrow.   Since 2008, NIRH has provided direct grants and hands-on support to nearly 150 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations in 39 states and 56 localities across the country. In 2020, NIRH is working with partners in 25 states, including 19 cities and counties, to advance proactive reproductive health, rights, and justice policies

The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, with associated PAC’s and IEC, conducts nonpartisan advocacy and electoral engagement to advance reproductive health, rights and justice in states and cities across the country.

The Communications Team contributes to NIRH’s mission by working with media, launching advocacy campaigns, releasing reports and research, working with partners to strengthen their organizations and the movement, communicating with our constituents, and running the organization’s websites and digital channels.

Position Summary

The Communications Coordinator will manage NIRH’s social media channels, create graphics and multimedia content, and cultivate the NIRH online community, from supporters to organizational partners to media influencers, as well as coordinate media engagement. The Communications Coordinator will be an essential part of the communications team, contributing to all areas of communications.

The Communications Coordinator reports directly to the Digital Communications Manager, and is a full time position located in New York, NY.

Preferred Start Date: October 5, 2020For more information on NIRH and the NIRH Action Fund, please visit


  • Manage primary social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn including creating content, graphics, managing donations, and developing a social media calendar. The Communications Coordinator will cultivate NIRH’s online voice, ensuring it is aligned with NIRH’s unique approach to partnership work and commitment to an unapologetic approach to reproductive freedom.
  • Support the development of social media metrics to grow engagement and track cross-platform engagement from digital campaigns and email
  • Collaborate on and execute creative social campaigns to uplift NIRH’s and our partners’ work and engage NIRH’s online community
  • Build and strengthen connections with partners, allies, and media influencers via social media in order to advance NIRH’s presence and mission
  • Create compelling graphics and other interactive content that showcases NIRH’s unique work and perspective
  • Collaborate with other internal teams, including the development, policy, and political teams, on communications campaigns to support projects across the organization
  • Draft content including social media, email alerts, press statements, and website content
  • Support overall media outreach, forming, tracking and sustaining media relationships
  • Track press attention and interest in NIRH’s core issues
  • Coordinate critical departmental tasks and functions, such as ordering and managing communications collateral and organizing communications resources
  • Collaborate on email outreach


  • Deep commitment to social, reproductive, and racial justice
  • One-three years professional experience in digital organizing, online communications, or social media management, preferably in an advocacy setting
  • Demonstrated ability to create content that is thoughtful, intentional, and compelling, across multiple platforms
  • Strong graphic design skills, with proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite package, including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign or similar design programs
  • Excellent creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Excitement about shaping the online presence and digital strategies of NIRH
  • Ability to work independently, while also collaborating in a team setting

Nice to Have

  • Video editing/content creation
  • Experience in SMS
  • Experience with website CMSs and CRMs
  • Experience with UTM tracking

Compensation & Benefits: Competitive benefit package and salary commensurate with experience: salary range $50,000 to $60,000. Benefits include: A comprehensive benefits package including the option of employer-paid health insurance; dental insurance; a 401k retirement plan with employer contribution after 6 months; TransitChek benefits; generous paid time off; and Summer Fridays (half days) from June until September. 

Application Procedure: Send resume, cover letter and a writing sample to by August 14, 2020.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

EEO statement: The National Institute for Reproductive Health and NIRH Action Fund is an equal opportunity employer. NIRH and NIRH Action Fund strives to build and support an equitable work community that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. As a member of the reproductive freedom movement, NIRH aims to foster leadership and raise the voices of historically marginalized people, including but not limited to Black people and people of color, indigenous/native peoples, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, disabled/differently abled people, immigrants, and low-income people. We strongly encourage candidates of these and other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Equity Statement: NIRH and NIRH Action Fund staff and board have committed to racial equity, and as such have been engaged in a multi-year process to adopt a racial equity lens across the organizations. We are a reproductive health and rights organization that incorporates reproductive justice values into our work. We recognize the interconnectivity of identities, such as race, socio-economic status, immigration status, ability, and sex, including sexual orientation, and gender identity, and how they interact with systems of oppressions to shape and impact a person’s freedom and ability to control their reproductive and sexual lives. As a result, this person will join an organization that’s currently engaged in shifting its institutional framework.

Job posted: 2020-07-30