Common Justice seeks an experienced Communications professional with a passion for social justice who is eager to provide project management in an organziation that develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, we operate the first alternative to incarceration and victim service program in the United States to focus on violent felonies in the adult courts. Nationally, we leverage the lessons from our direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted.
The Strategic Communications Manager is an experienced project manager and writer, reporting to the Director of Communications. This role requires the ability to think critically and creatively about media strategies and campaigns, promote innovative thinking in the criminal justice reform field, and create opportunities for productive communication by and between advocates, activists, healers, and survivors.
The ideal candidate is self-motivated, collaborative, confident and capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment. Core responsibilities of this position include project management, coordinating external partners, creating and editing content, and implementing strategies to expand our reach. With our long-range focus on narrative change, this is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to have a significant impact on how this country responds to violence and incarceration and engages healing.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the Director of Communications in developing and deploying content aimed at near-term and long-term strategies to shift the narrative on violence and incarceration in America.
Maintain primary responsibility for project management for a range of concurrent projects for the department.
Assist the Director of Communications in developing cross-channel digital communications programs/ content that seeks to grow, motivate, and mobilize communities and constituents to take action
Work with the Director of Communications, designers, analysts and paid media planners to build, test and optimize campaigns
Work with the New Media Associate to identify strategies that raise social media awareness, increase followers, and build movement that’s focused on alternatives to incarceration and new methods of addressing violence
Develop creative concepts and translate them into succinct and effective copy for email, web and more
Stay up to date on the latest digital trends and develop a point of view (POV) on how/whether we can utilize them to shift the national narrative around responses to violence and incarceration.
Common Justice seeks a candidate with the following qualities, skills and experience:
A passion for, and working knowledge of, social justice issues;
BA/BS degree Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or equivalent field (candidates without formal education will be considered based on experience and portfolio);
Proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently;
Experience in creative writing and design (website development preferred);
Demonstrated ability to develop and design creative campaigns with measurable results; demonstrated ability to set and execute strategy;
Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media.
Salary is commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.
How To Apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including regarding educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.
About Common Justice
Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, we operate the first alternative-to-incarceration and victim-service program in the United States that focuses on violent felonies in the adult courts. Nationally, we leverage the lessons from our direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted. Rigorous and hopeful, we build practical strategies to hold people accountable for harm, break cycles of violence, and secure safety, healing, and justice for survivors and their communities.