Communications & Development Program Associate
National Juvenile Justice Network

80-100% FTE
Washington, D.C
Deadline for applications: Open until filled



The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) leads and supports a movement of state-based advocacy organizations and individuals who all seek the fair treatment of youth in trouble with the law.  NJJN creates change through policy reform, public education and base-building.



The Communications and Development Program Associate will provide critical communications, member development and administrative assistance to NJJN’s national office and work as part of a vibrant, committed team. Duties will include:

Provide support to NJJN’s Communications Director by composing and laying out NJJN’s newsletter; designing social media-friendly images for NJJN publications and other content; helping to manage social media channels; drafting and posting web content; updating and maintaining NJJN’s website; creating marketing materials, including videos; formatting and dissemination of publications; managing NJJN’s member communications platforms and its visual asset libraries; setting up and helping to facilitate webinars and teleconferences; and managing distribution lists.

Provide support to development efforts, such as writing fundraising letters, managing fundraising mailings, researching foundations, writing foundation proposals, and tracking individual donations and reporting requirements for foundation grants.

Membership Management
Provide support to NJJN’s membership management efforts, including interviewing members for the newsletter, compiling and editing the membership directory, helping to plan NJJN’s annual conference, fielding new requests for membership, helping to solicit new members, tracking and processing donations and dues payments, and responding to member inquiries.

Taking the lead on NJJN’s administrative needs, including organizing logistics for travel for the Youth Justice Leadership Institute, managing member travel reimbursements, and managing NJJN’s databases.

The Communications and Development Program Associate will report directly to NJJN’s director, but will work in close collaboration with the entire NJJN team. The position is 80-100% FTE and is based in Washington, D.C. The salary is commensurate with experience and comes with full benefits.


The Communications and Development Program Associate must have a commitment to social justice change efforts and must feel philosophically aligned with NJJN’s core values, particularly those of diversity and inclusion, and using a lens of systemic and structural power analysis to define problems, craft purposeful strategies, and identify meaningful solutions. Additionally, the Associate should have:

  • excellent interpersonal and verbal communications skills; basic visual design skills a plus
  • attention to detail and organization
  • facility with the full Microsoft suite, as well as general aptitude for learning new computer programs and web-based interfaces
  • experience with managing Facebook pages and Twitter for organizations; Constant Contact or other mailing list management software; and basic photo and video editing
  • comfort with numbers and spreadsheets
  • ability to both take direction and be self-directed
  • demonstrated time-management ability
  • interest in working as part of a team
  • undergraduate college degree, with at least two years of work experience



Email to in a single submission: cover letter, resume, names and contact information for at least three references, and a brief writing sample that was not co-authored nor received heavy external editing. Position is open until filled. No calls or inquiries, please.

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The National Juvenile Justice Network is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.


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