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Communications & Development Assistant

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) seeks a Communications & Development Assistant based in Northampton, MA. A full job description is available below.

The communications assistant will support other members of the staff. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Communicating with supporters
  • Preparing materials for meetings
  • Reviewing correspondence and maintaining related records
  • Occasionally coordinating travel arrangements for colleagues on the road

This position will begin on a part time bases (20 hours per week without benefits) but could become full time in 2013 for the right candidate.


Organizational Communications

    • Coordinate mass emails to supporters in the wake of events they attend
    • Review emails addressed to the organization’s general mailbox to answer FAQs with standard responses, or forward as necessary to relevant colleagues
    • Manage & update a variety of records based on related correspondence by colleagues

Organizational development

    • Manage & coordinate intern research projects
    • Manage & coordinate records related to organizational development projects

Event and Travel Coordination

  • Coordinate details of speaking engagements, coordinating directly with event sponsors to define logistical details
  • Occasionally coordinate airline, train, shuttle, rental car or hotel reservations for the executive director
  • Manage invitations and RSVP lists for events

Technological Competencies

  • Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Salsa customer relations management platform (on-the-job training provided)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with constitutional rights and civil liberties issues
  • Familiarity with HTML

To apply:

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to with "Communications Assistant" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 24, 2012.

Electronic applications only. No phone calls or snail mail, please.

About the Bill of Rights Defense Committee

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee is a national non-profit grassroots organization. We defend the rule of law and rights and liberties challenged by overbroad national security and counter-terrorism policies. We support an ideologically, ethnically, geographically, and generationally diverse grassroots movement to protect and restore these principles by encouraging widespread civic participation; educating people about the significance of our rights; and cultivating grassroots networks to convert concern, outrage, and fear into debate and action.

BORDC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, upgrades, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. Further, BORDC takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals from under-represented populations.