Director of Communications
Launched in 2020, Oregon Consumer Justice (OCJ) is a new nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that all people in Oregon experience a safe and fair marketplace, especially those historically excluded from participation. We advance the rights of consumers through advocacy, research, education, and engagement, and work to bring consumer justice into balance for all Oregonians. We strategically focus on opportunities to:
These are just some of the spaces where Oregonians experience unfair business practices: payday loans, debt collection and credit reporting, deceptive student loan services, hidden banking and credit fees, mortgage, housing, insurance and construction fraud, imposter scams, illegal towing, misrepresented medical and travel services, telecom monopolies and other antitrust violations, securities and brokerage account misconduct, dishonest auto sales, repairs and financing.
The need for consumer justice is everywhere - and the majority of need isn’t being met. OCJ wants to change that by building an equitable and sustainable ecosystem that works for every Oregonian; one that puts people first, makes sure that every financial and business transaction is fair and safe, and that consumers have recourse when their rights are violated.
OCJ is an equal opportunity employer. We endeavor to celebrate the diversity and lived experiences of all members of our nation and community without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction.
We seek to build a team that reflects that diversity. All qualified applicants who share this vision and who have a desire to contribute to our mission are encouraged to apply.
The OCJ seeks a Director of Communications. This role serves as a key member of the OCJ's leadership team, guiding our work to build public trust through transparent, accessible and compelling communications. You will be responsible for growing OCJ's brand awareness, credibility and affinity through strategic communications and digital marketing efforts.
The Director of Communications is expected to have a working knowledge of active policy issues, and of the OCJ's values and position on a wide variety of topics. The Director should also build strong working relationships with local media and with communications staff statewide and in partner jurisdictions.
Importantly, OCJ sits at the intersection of law, policy, coalition and community advocates and Oregon consumers, particularly those most historically oppressed. This role will likely require individual connection and engagement with individuals across the ecosystem, from attorneys to philanthropic and political leaders to university administrators to community activists and diverse individual Oregon consumers. It requires empathy, radical listening, adaptive communications skills, openness to learning and growth, a capacity to embrace discomfort and resolve conflicts, racial awareness and experience recognizing intersectionality and identity, and a practice of applying an equity lens to your interactions and work product.
What You’ll Do
The Director of Communications will be a seasoned individual with a passion for consumer rights, social and racial justice, a working knowledge of consumer issues, an awareness of what it takes to shift mindsets and provoke narrative change, and an understanding of the partnerships and collaborative efforts required for effective change in this space.
As the Director you will be developing and delivering a long-range communications plan that advances OCJ’s mission, strategies and objectives.
Strategic Vision and Communication
External Relations, Resource Stewardship and Community Investment
Applicants should specifically address and demonstrate in their cover letter and resume how their education, training, and/or experience meets each of the following qualifications
Director of Communications
Launched in 2020, Oregon Consumer Justice (OCJ) is a new nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that all people in Oregon experience a safe and fair marketplace, especially those…
Benefits: As we build our team, OCJ seeks to offer competitive health, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance as well as flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan, and generous time off policies.
Benefits: As we build our team, OCJ seeks to offer competitive health, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance as well as flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan, and…
Affirma Consultancy has been retained by OCJ to assist in this search process. Applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. For full consideration, candidates should provide a resume and cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications described above which should be directed electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the job title "OCJ Director of Communications" in the subject of your email.
Affirma Consultancy has been retained by OCJ to assist in this search process. Applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. For full consideration, candidates should…