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As bipartisan momentum builds for criminal justice reform, there has never been a more opportune time to tackle the challenge, nor a more advantageous platform than The Coalition for Public Safety (Coalition). The Coalition, together with our affiliated 501(c)(4) organization, the U.S. Justice Action Network (USJAN), brings together progressive and conservative partners, collaborates with law enforcement, and employs federal and state-specific lobbying, public advocacy, and public education efforts to pass sweeping criminal justice reforms. Partner organizations include the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Tax Reform, the Center for American Progress, Faith & Freedom Coalition, FreedomWorks, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, and Right on Crime.
The Coalition and USJAN, together with our prominent partners, is the largest national effort working to make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more cost effective at the federal, state, and local levels. Together, we are leveraging the “fierce urgency of now” to bring together the nation’s most respected progressive and conservative organizations to aggressively pursue criminal justice reform with unprecedented vigor.
The Coalition works across the political spectrum to pursue a comprehensive set of reforms to reduce jail and prison populations and associated costs; end the systemic problems of overcriminalization and overincarceration — particularly of low-income communities and communities of color; ensure swift and fair outcomes for both the accused and the victim; and make communities safer by reducing recidivism and breaking down barriers faced by those returning home after detention or incarceration.
By design, Coalition partners view issues from different vantage points – and that difference is our strength. In this role, you must be able to respectfully and effectively articulate the opinions of each stakeholder, without bias. Your effectiveness will flow from your ability to listen, synthesize, and centralize communication so that the Coalition and USJAN portray a unified message to key audiences, including our partners and the press.
As the Director of Communications, you will work closely with the Coalition’s president and USJAN’s executive director to develop strategic communication plans. You will be responsible for developing communications strategies to advance justice reform, increasing brand awareness, ensuring alignment of communication deliverables with project portfolios, and coordinating with partner organizations to engage on criminal justice reform issues. As the communications lead, you will have the opportunity to manage all aspects of our communications strategy, from owned media and grassroots engagement, to pitching major news outlets and managing vendors, ultimately ensuring consistent and cohesive messaging.
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What’s Attractive to the Right Communications Director Candidate?
To Apply for the Communications Director position with CPS/USJAN:
You can apply online, or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at firstname.lastname@example.org with “CPS/USJAN – Communications Director/2017-2197 SA” as the subject of the email.
Staffing Advisors is committed to helping our clients create a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Some positions may require pre-employment screening potentially including: a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.
All employment decisions at the Coalition are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, conviction or arrest record, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
We welcome candidates from backgrounds including (but not limited to): Director of Communications, Managing Director for Communications