National Communications Director


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary will be commensurate with experience

Published:

04/13/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description


The Leadership Conference Education Fund and its project Access Democracy seek a National Communications Director for All Voting is Local, a campaign to defend and expand access to the ballot by identifying and fighting voter suppression at the local level.



The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the country’s oldest and largest civil and human rights coalition of more than 200 national organizations. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national advocacy efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. Learn more at www.civilrights.org. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the United States. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund’s campaigns inform, educate and empower local, state and national leaders to advance and protect civil and human rights and progressive change in the United States. To learn more about The Education Fund, visit www.leadershipconferenceedfund.org. To learn more about Access Democracy, visit www.accessdemocracy.us.


The All Voting is Local campaign is a collaborative effort of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), the American Constitution Society (ACS), the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), and The Education Fund and its project, Access Democracy. All Voting is Local offers an integrated approach to identifying, preventing and remedying voting barriers, by pinpointing opportunities to expand access to the ballot, and improving how elections are run. Building upon the work of national, state, and local voting rights organizations, the campaign seeks to strengthen local activist networks by equipping them with the tools and experience to determine how election administration practices are expanding -- or suppressing -- access to the ballot.

 

This individual will lead communications strategy development and implementation in support of the All Voting is Local campaign. The National Communications Director will serve as the primary spokesperson for the campaign, oversee day-to-day media relations efforts; provide strategic direction for the campaign; and assist state staff in developing goals for, and support efforts to advance, the campaign’s objectives. The National Communications Director works in collaboration with partner organizations and reports to the All Voting is Local Campaign Director. The position is based in Washington, D.C.



Ideal candidates for this position will hold a Bachelor’s degree with 5 to 7 years’ experience in media relations, communications, or related area, as it relates to public affairs. On-the record experience as a spokesperson, well-developed skills in building and maintaining media relationships, experience working with media outlets at national, regional, and local levels. They must also have experience working with diverse audiences, including elected officials, community leaders, coalition partners and the public.

Benefits

Excellent benefits!

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

personnel@civilrights.org

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter detailing your fit with the position’s responsibilities to: personnel@civilrights.org with National Communications Director in the subject line. Only applications submitted by email will be considered. 


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