ABOUT THE JOINT CENTER
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Joint Center), America’s Black think tank, provides compelling and actionable policy solutions to eradicate persistent and evolving barriers to the full freedom of Black people in America. For more than 50 years, the Joint Center has been the trusted forum for leading experts and scholars to participate in major public policy debates and promote ideas that advance Black communities. The Joint Center uses evidence-based research, analysis, convenings, and strategic communications to support Black communities and a network of allies.
Founded in 1970 to support newly-elected Black officials who were moving from civil rights activism into governance, the Joint Center quickly evolved into America’s Black think tank. Currently, the Joint Center focuses on the future of work in Black communities, the impact of economic policies on Black communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, technology policy and Black communities, congressional staff diversity, and Black presidential appointments.
For more information about the Joint Center, please visit https://jointcenter.org.
Framed by the pandemic and systemic inequality, 2020 was a difficult year for Black communities. Despite the challenges, the Joint Center responded quickly to the health and economic crises, continuing its long-standing work to address systemic economic inequity and promote Black civic participation. The Joint Center also celebrated its 50th anniversary by convening leading voices to envision the economic agenda for Black America and launching an ambitious five-year strategic plan that will position the organization to achieve its updated mission.
The Joint Center’s Vice President of Communications (VP) is a new leadership position designed to maximize impact through strategic communications. The VP will develop and implement an innovative integrated communications strategy to amplify and advance Joint Center’s strategic audience engagement, research priorities, and growth ambitions. Reporting to the President and serving as the senior-most communications professional at the Joint Center, the VP will serve as the organization’s lead on communications, marketing, audience engagement, PR, branding, media, and events and will work across departments to support the organization’s mission, priorities, and initiatives through strategic communications and messaging to key stakeholders, including policymakers, experts, funders, and community leaders.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly entrepreneurial mission-driven leader to join a goal-oriented team during a period of exciting growth.
The ideal candidate is a creative and innovative leader with deep experience on the cutting edge of strategic communications, who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, piloting new ideas in the constantly changing and evolving communications landscape. The VP will bring a record of success growing and engaging diverse audiences, and proven ability to elevate the profile of an organization. The VP will embody the Joint Center’s cultural principles including a deep commitment to healthy, growing, and empowered Black communities in the United States and an unapologetic focus on and prioritizing Black people, and disseminating accurate data, research, and solutions that reflect Black interests.
Communications Strategy, Vision, and Leadership
Team Leadership and Management
The Joint Center is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.
ABOUT THE JOINT CENTER
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Joint Center), America’s Black think tank, provides compelling and actionable policy solutions to eradicate persistent and evolving barriers to the full freedom…