|Director of Communications|
|Marketing & Communications|
Founded in 1999, PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper. Such communities offer access to quality jobs, affordable housing, good schools, transportation, and the benefits of healthy food and physical activity.
Guided by the belief that those closest to the nation’s challenges are central to finding solutions, PolicyLink relies on the wisdom, voice, and experience of local residents and organizations. Lifting Up What Works is our way of focusing attention on how people are working successfully to use local, state, and federal policy to create conditions that benefit everyone, especially people in low-income communities and communities of color. We share our findings and analysis through our publications, website and online tools, convenings, national summits, and in briefings with national and local policymakers.
Our work is grounded in the conviction that equity – just and fair inclusion – must drive all policy decisions. To hear more about the important role public policy plays in leveling the playing field for marginalized communities, click here for a discussion featuring our inspirational Founder and CEO, Angela Glover Blackwell.
Communications is essential to advancing equity and achieving PolicyLink goals, and for those reasons, the Communications office was established with the organization’s founding in 1999. The newly created Communications Director position reports to the Vice President for Communications, and is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to drive communications for the organization’s future, to be at the forefront of demonstrating how effective communications strategy can catalyze equity results. In addition to developing and implementing strategic communications across all platforms, the Communications Director will provide leadership, guidance, and direction to a staff of eight to 10 communications professionals whose skills include strategic communications, editorial and print production, social media, media relations, and digital communications.
Collectively the team will position and support senior leaders throughout PolicyLink offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, to advance policy campaigns using all communications platforms.
In addition, this individual will oversee the development and implementation of strategies designed to attract ever-growing numbers of funders, advocates, and interested others to push and support policies that will bring opportunities to some of the many distressed communities in the nation. By focusing on these communities and successfully helping them to advance, PolicyLink believes the entire nation is poised to succeed.
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your leadership capabilities, skills, and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to Milly Hawk Daniel, Vice President for Communications at http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0K160000...
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
PolicyLink offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. PolicyLink is an equal opportunity employer.
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