The ACLU of New Jersey seeks a creative and visionary leader to fill the position of Communications Director. The Communications Director - based in Newark, but remote during the coronavirus pandemic - plays a vital role in shaping a bold vision to protect and promote racial justice, immigrants’ rights, and the liberties that define our democracy. We need a strategic thinker with a passion for our mission, a vision for applying communications tactics to reach organizational goals, and a meticulous approach to conceiving and executing plans of action.
We’re looking for a strategic leader who will develop and achieve short and long-term strategic goals across issue areas. The right candidate will collaboratively lead a team to spearhead content development for advocacy campaigns and public-education initiatives across multiple platforms. The Communications Director will drive initiatives for communications, marketing, and digital advocacy, working closely with leaders in other departments to share the ACLU-NJ’s work with the public and shape public perception. Indeed, the Communications Director will play a major role in building the ACLU-NJ’s political power in the state.
Our next Communications Director will exhibit outstanding interpersonal, project-management, and supervisory skills and be able to plan and execute a vision, problem-solve, multi-task, respond swiftly, and balance priorities in a sometimes wildly changing landscape. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Director will manage a team of three employees.
The Communications Director will have a commitment to racial equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, with an approach that values the individual and respects differences and builds networks that move items to action.
To apply, complete the application form at https://www.aclu-nj.org/about/careers/communications-director and upload a resume and letter of interest. Your letter should explain ways in which you satisfy the skills and qualifications specified above. We also invite applicants to include in their letter information about how their background and/or experiences could contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and advocacy work.
Application materials will also be accepted via postal mail, but electronic filing is strongly preferred. The position will remain open until filled.
The ACLU-NJ is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity, including those characteristics protected by law and beyond. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, and we value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The more inclusive we are, the better we are.
The ACLU-NJ is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail email@example.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.