Job Description



National Skills Coalition is a broad-based coalition working toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by investing in its people, so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. We engage in organizing, advocacy and communications to advance state and federal policies that support these goals – polices that are based on the on-the-ground expertise of our members and allies.




The Social Media Manager is responsible for developing and executing communications strategies and tactics that target a range of NSC and leadership’s social media strategy and audiences across digital platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. He or she is action-oriented, and eager to actively collaborate with NSC staff on simultaneous campaigns, initiatives and priorities. This job requires strong project management skills, and the ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment. The successful candidate will be able to translate complex ideas into succinct and impactful communications for a wide range of social media platforms, audiences, and purposes. He or she will also be responsible for compiling and reporting engagement, growth strategies and metrics for social media channels. He or she must also demonstrate a team-oriented approach to shared work, problem solving, and strategic planning. 





  • Work with members of the communications team and NSC departments to develop, execute, and assess cohesive communications strategies that include dynamic campaigns on organizational and leadership’s social media channels.
  • Ensure all NSC departments, campaigns, initiatives, and priorities are seen and reflected across NSC and leader’s social media platforms.
  • Maintain NSC’s social media calendar.



  • Manage the development of all social media content for NSC events.


Internal Communications

  • With Digital Campaign Manager, develop and disseminate sample content/toolkits to NSC staff & key partners to raise visibility of issues, initiatives, campaigns, and publications with target audiences.
  • Provide communications guidance and support to state coalition partners around social media tactics and best practices. 



  • Manage NSC’s social media programs across campaigns, publications, and initiatives.
  • Translate complex ideas into succinct and impactful social media content for organizational and leadership’s platforms.
  • Collect data and continually assess social media engagement efforts. Make recommendations for improvement.
  • Manage the development of videos and other digital and traditional storytelling products for social media.



  • Use NSC’s project management software to efficiently manage communications projects that include NSC staff, coalition partners, and other stakeholders. 


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:



  • Project Management: Brings together every component of a project, including resources or planning, that are needed to complete in a timely manner.
  • Communication Skills: Effectively communicate/collaborate with colleagues and manage work.
  • Technical Expertise: Demonstrated depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area.
  • Organizational Awareness: Using knowledge of the organization and the organization’s business environment to turn data into insight.



  •  Interpersonal skills: Exhibits respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationship.
  • Problem Solving: Solves problems while ensuring rules and directives are followed.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to effectively engage and communicate with target audiences.
  • Initiative: Takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
  • Attention to Detail: Committed to accuracy and excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds/owns/acts on quality problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have experience as a social media associate or campaigner for an organization and its leadership. This person is familiar and active on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked In and monitors social media trends and changes to functionality. This person will have experience drafting, deploying and monitoring social media content for multiple platforms for multiple “voices” (ie NSC, BLU, Andy, and additional leaders). This person will have experience assisting in creation of strategy and monitoring metrics and growth.

Education & Experience:

  • Previous work experience as a Social Media Associate or Campaigner or similar role.
  • Working experience with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked In and monitors social media trends and changes to functionality.
  • Hands-on experience with drafting, deploying and monitoring social media content for multiple platforms for multiple “voices”.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and team management skills.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong skills in stakeholder and project management



COMPENSATION: Salary range for this position is $60,000-$85,000; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. Excellent benefits package, including employer-paid health and dental, retirement plan, life and disability insurance and generous vacation policy.


National Skills Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.