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Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts (PLS) is pleased to announce a Communications and Development Coordinator position with our organization.

Prisoners’ Legal Services (PLS) is a nonprofit legal services organization founded in 1972 whose mission is to challenge the carceral system through litigation, advocacy, client counseling, partnership with impacted individuals and communities, and outreach to policy makers and the public. The office prioritizes work involving medical and mental health care, assaults by staff, extreme conditions of confinement (including COVID, overcrowding, exorbitant prison phone rates), misuse of solitary confinement and isolation, and race equity through our recently launched Race Equity in Corrections Initiative (REICI).

At PLS we seek for our team to reflect our organizational values of justice, race equity, and community. This includes hiring staff with connection to the communities we serve, where feasible, and a commitment to strive for justice and equity in our hiring practices and in our staff culture. More detailed information is available at www.plsma.org.

Responsibilities

Communications

In partnership with Executive Director and other staff as appropriate:

●    Design and execute communications campaigns in support of litigation, program, and legislative goals

●    Draft press releases, statements, and advisories for timely dissemination

●    Liaise with media contacts as needed

●    Assist with messaging and outreach to media for legislative briefings and press conferences

●    Write and edit compelling and informative content for a variety of platforms

●    Track and archive PLS media content

●    Engage stakeholder groups through e-newsletters, monthly blog posts and other communications efforts

Grants Management and Development

In partnership with Executive Director and Development Director, 

●    Maintain an annual calendar of grants and reports, as well as prospective grant funding opportunities

●    Analyze and extract data from intake database as needed for grant applications, reports and other organizational needs

●    Responsible for coordinating with relevant staffers to produce grant reports

●    Actively identify and pursue new grant opportunities

●    Write informative and well-crafted grant applications

●    Establish relationships with and cultivate prospective funders, including individual donors

●    Assist with fundraising efforts and event planning as needed

 

Qualifications

●    Demonstrated commitment to the rights of incarcerated individuals, including personal experience with incarceration or an incarcerated loved one

●    Demonstrated understanding and commitment to race equity in the workplace and with the provision of services to the client community

●    1-3 years of experience working in communications and development

●    Strong written and verbal communication skills

●    Attention to detail

●    The ability to work well with a team and to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives

●    Familiarity with Mailchimp, fundraising databases, and web design preferred.

 

Details

●    This is a full-time position; currently full-time remote but the team anticipates part- or full-time return to the office in Boston by the fall of 2021.

●    Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Compensation for employees includes comprehensive benefits (health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, vacation and sick time, etc.)

●    Bi-cultural, bilingual, LGBTQIA, people of color, and formerly incarcerated are strongly encouraged to apply. PLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

●    The position reports directly to the Executive Director. 

When you join our team

You can expect to work with a team of amazing people who are committed to getting the work done. Why? Because our work is urgent, impactful, and more important than ever. You can count on doing solutions-oriented and policy-driven work. We ask difficult questions and entertain unconventional answers so we can reckon with the uncomfortable truths of our work.

You will have excellent benefits you can’t turn down and a great work-life balance. Driving meaningful change is hard work. We value the importance of self-care and also know that you have a life, places to go, and people to see.

 

 

Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts (PLS) is pleased to announce a Communications and Development Coordinator position with our organization.

Prisoners’ Legal Services (PLS) is a nonprofit legal services organization founded in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
50 Federal St #4th, Boston, MA 02110, USA

How to Apply

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample and three references attached to a single email with the subject line “Communications and Development Coordinator” to lrydzewski@plsma.org. No phone calls or mail inquiries please.

 

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample and three references attached to a single email with the subject line “Communications…

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