The Coalition For Property Tax Justice is seeking applicants to assist with communications and social media related to the tax foreclosure crisis. The Coalition’s work focuses on the following problem:
From 2011-2015, 1 in 4 Detroit homes have been subject to property tax foreclosure. We have not seen this number of property tax foreclosures since the Great Depression. More troubling, a recent study found that over this period the City assessed between 55%-85% of Detroit homes at rates that violated the Michigan Constitution, placing the unprecedented number of property tax foreclosures in disrepute. For more information, read this op-ed in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/opinion/coronavirus-cities-property-taxes.html
Applicants can expect to do impactful communications work directly related to solving the ongoing property tax foreclosure crisis in Wayne County. Projects include but are not limited to: Developing media and social media strategies to effectuate Coalition goals, drafting press releases and communicating with press contacts, creatively framing the issue to bring in a variety of audiences, exploring storytelling strategies to communicate the human impact of the issue, utilizing a variety of web tools to implement Coalition priorities, supporting community organizers and providing online event logistic support, and more. The applicant can expect to work on a small, collaborative team and bring their own ideas to the table.
Requirements: Applicants must have stellar research and writing skills, who are able to work independently and meet deadlines. Applicants with basic design skills, such as making flyers and social media posts on Canva, preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Marie Sheehan at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please indicate in your cover letter the number of hours per week and the time period during which you would be available to work.