The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.
Here’s what we stand for:
- We defend civil liberties and rights guaranteed to each individual, including freedom of speech and expression, equal protection under the law, and the right to personal privacy.
- We advocate for individuals who are threatened or persecuted for speech, or who are held to a different set of rules for language or conduct based on their skin color, ancestry, or other immutable characteristics.
- We support respectful disagreement. We believe bad ideas are best confronted with good ideas – and never with dehumanization, deplatforming or blacklisting.
- We believe that objective truth exists, that it is discoverable, and that scientific research must be untainted by any political agenda.
- We are pro-human, and promote compassionate anti-racism rooted in dignity and our common humanity.
As with all our team members, we are seeking someone who agrees with our mission and wants to work in a fast-paced, collaborative startup environment with people of many different backgrounds and viewpoints, united by the conviction that the only solution to the evils of racism and intolerance is a pro-human approach that values and respects all people as human beings, rather than separating and discriminating by skin color.
The head of communications will play a crucial role as a leader in our movement, proactively and reactively spreading the word and managing reputations for FAIR and its champions. This person will report directly to the founder. They will lead communications day to day, working with our executive team, advisors, chapter leaders, and allies. FAIR is a new organization and our communications leader should be ready and eager to help build something new.
Responsibilities for Head of Communications
- Craft and execute a proactive and resourceful communications strategy to advance the pro-human movement and FAIR’s leadership of the movement
- Build a communications plan for developing and strengthening FAIR’s brand and elevate the reputations of its advisors and leaders through media relations and thought leadership
- Protect the reputation of FAIR and its leaders
- Manage internal communications to maintain a strong culture and community among FAIR’s employees, advisors, chapter leaders, and partners
- Manage media relations, both proactively and reactively, as well as prepare FAIR leaders for media appearances
- Partner with regulatory and legal colleagues, chapter leaders, and other organizations to coordinate efforts and provide guidance
- Be available as a resource for advisors, chapter leaders, and other individuals in the FAIR network as needed
Qualifications for Head of Communications
- An understanding of the issues landscape relevant to FAIR
- A strong dedication to our mission and a desire to collaborate with others in fulfilling that mission
- Strong communications and PR experience, including a proven track record in media relations
- Experience working directly with senior executives
- Experience managing and building teams, ideally in a startup environment
- Excellent writing and storytelling skills, with an ability to translate complex topics into clear and simple yet accurate and faithful summaries
- A resourceful and creative approach to solving problems with minimal guidance
- A strong backbone and the courage to stand up for your convictions, as well as the courage to respectfully disagree