The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) seeks a Part-time Communications Manager with the ability to create and implement an integrated internal and external communication strategy. Duties include managing external communication channels including social media platforms, company website, and media relations, event marketing, op-eds, and newsletters.
Founded in 2015, MCBA is the first national trade association created to serve the specific needs of minority cannabis businesses and our communities. Our mission is to create equal access for cannabis businesses and economic empowerment for our communities by creating policy considerations, social programming, and outreach initiatives to achieve equity for the communities most affected by the war on drugs.
The Communications Manager is responsible for the following internal and external communications tasks:
Assist association leadership with developing and implementing comprehensive internal and external communications strategies.
Event marketing and promotion.
Manage social media and website teams.
Draft and timely disseminate press releases.
Manage, track, and increase earned media.
Member Newsletters and updates.
Assist MCBA leadership with other communications tasks including: Proposals, One-pagers, Fact sheets, White papers, Board reports, and Annual reports
4+ years of communications, editorial, or marketing experience.
2+ years of corporate or nonprofit communications experience.
Associates or bachelor’s degree in communications, business, or political science preferred.
Excellent demonstrated written communications and editorial skills.
Experience with policy, advocacy, or political communications strongly preferred.
Project management experience with a track record of timely and successful execution.
The ability to work independently and take initiative to fulfil the responsibilities of the position and the mission of the Association.
Experience or demonstrated interest in legislation or policy related to cannabis legalization, criminal justice reform, or economic empowerment.
Ability to handle multiple projects with attention to detail.
Hours: 20 hours per week
Compensation: $2,500 per month (contract basis)
This position is remote. Washington, DC-area candidate preferred.
MCBA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.