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Are you driven to make complex social problems easy to understand so that they can be solved? Are you excited to find new ways to transform the debate around criminal justice reform?
The Prison Policy Initiative is known for effectively using data to explain why the need for criminal justice reform is long overdue, and doing it in a way that brings in new allies and re-energizes existing supporters. Our team has grown to five dedicated staff members who, along with our network of volunteers, shape a variety of national reform campaigns and develop groundbreaking publications from our office in Western Massachusetts.
For the Prison Policy Initiative, communications is never an afterthought. It is essential to the design of successful projects that would, in another organization, be solely research or organizing. We are looking for an experienced Communications Director who can immediately take over our existing systems for working with the media and the public. Using their experience with other organizations, we hope this person will help us develop new workflows to extend our reach and efficiency as we continue to grow.
For more on the Prison Policy Initiative, our work, our history, and our budget, see our annual reports.
Salary & Benefits
The expected salary for this position is $40,000-$55,000 depending on the depth and relevance of your experience described above. (Candidates with particular salary requirements may want to disclose that in their cover letter.) Benefits include a paid cellphone, health/dental insurance, paid sick time, two weeks paid vacation, all Massachusetts holidays, and an IRA match.
We will ask applicants to submit the following:
We will be reviewing applications and scheduling interviews on a weekly basis. We anticipate doing a phone screen, a round of Skype interviews with another staff member, and then a final round of in-person (paid) working interviews.
Please allow us to keep our daily focus on improving the criminal justice system by refraining from writing or calling the office to check on the status of your application. We’ll keep the job page at http://www.prisonpolicy.org/jobs.html up to date with the status of our candidate search