Organization: 482Forward (
Position: Communications and Research Lead
Location: Temporarily Remote, Detroit, MI
Reports to: Organizing Director

Reporting manner:

Although the Communications Lead is not an executive level management position, they will be largely self-directed.  They will participate in a weekly meeting with the Organizing Director that will serve as a supervisory session. 


  • Lead 482Forward digital organizing strategy including supporting member organizations 
  • Support Michigan Education Justice Coalition digital communications strategy 
  • Managing and producing content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and 482Forward website
  • Lead 482Forward earned media and manage press relationships 
  • Participate and represent 482Forward in WeMakeMichigan 
  • Lead Communications Committee, 482TALKS
  • The Communications Lead will lead 482TALKS, our communications committee, and our communications work more broadly.  The overall goal of our communications is to support our organizing and power-building.  How we implement this is really open to being shaped by the incoming communications lead
  • The committee work will include 1-1s with existing and potential committee members, annual goal-setting, leading monthly committee meetings and driving the communications projects
  • The direct communications work will likely include leading or contracting for our branding and campaign messaging, website and social media.  The exact goals for this piece will be set in collaboration with the Organizing Director 
  • Lead 482Forward Research Team 

Work plans above are open to be customized for what works with the skill set of the Communications Lead and will be crafted in collaboration with the Director of Organizing.

Level of Language Proficiency:

Spanish proficiency preferred but not required


  • Health Insurance
  • 401k
  • Generous vacation package
  • 12 weeks parental leave

Send resumes and cover letter to 

482Forward is accepting applications until the position is filled.