About Impact Justice
Impact Justice dares to dream of a humane and restorative system of justice in the United States. Through innovation, research, policy, and advocacy, we are forging a new path to a justice system that is fair to all of us. In addition to our core programs around the enforcement of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, Restorative Justice, and the Research and Action Center, we are continually adding more to our portfolio of programs. Overall, we all work to reduce the number of individuals (adults and youth) entangled in the criminal justice system, to improve conditions and outcomes for those who are currently incarcerated, and to provide opportunities to those who are rejoining communities. We employ a national team of advocates, researchers, monitors, practitioners, and experts united by this vision. We work closely with communities of color; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender communities; the formerly incarcerated and former foster youth; and we are continually looking for opportunities to bring those with lived experience in those communities into our teams. A majority of individuals on our current executive team identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ. We’re committed to living our values and to creating the kinds of equitable and inclusive team environments internally that we fight to help create in our broader communities. Check us out at www.impactjustice.org.
The Job Summary/ Position Description
Impact Justice seeks to hire a Communications Associate (Comms/Media Strategist) to join its Oakland or Washington, DC team, though the position will be virtual until at least August 2021. The ideal candidate for this position is experienced in developing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns. Working closely with other Communications team members, the incumbent is responsible for leading content creation for the organization and its projects, building and deepening strong relationships with journalists, providing strategic communications counsel, and training program staff to integrate strategic communications lenses into their work. This position will report to the Senior Communications Manager.
Who You Are:
In collaboration with the Senior Communications Manager, the incumbent will:
Required Qualifications (Includes: Knowledge, skill, experience & education requirements; needs to be consistent with the job description)
Location: Initially remote; prefer Oakland, CA or Washington, DC but open to fully remote for the right candidate
Work schedule: Full time, at 40-hrs per week
Compensation and Benefits
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted within the month following the application deadline.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Note that we are committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities. Please also note that we are going to be especially excited in candidates who understand the unique nature of a mission-driven organization, have direct experience with the criminal legal or juvenile justice legal systems and have a good sense of humor about themselves and the complexities of collaborating with team members in remote locations.
About Impact Justice
Impact Justice dares to dream of a humane and restorative system of justice in the United States. Through innovation, research, policy, and advocacy, we are forging a new path to a justice system that is fair to all of us. In…
To apply, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to CommsAssoc@impactjustice.org. Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for Comms Associate.” The application deadline is May 21, 2021. The anticipated start date for the position is July 2021.
To apply, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to CommsAssoc@impactjustice.org. Please have…