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Communications Director

Non-Profit- Legal assistance


LAJC is seeking an experienced communications professional to develop, lead, and support all of LAJC’s strategic communications. The ideal candidate will have significant communications experience, as well as demonstrated experience working on anti-poverty and racial justice initiatives. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Communications Director will work closely with our development team on fundraising communications, and with our advocacy teams to advance LAJC’s ambitious agenda to achieve economic, racial, and social justice throughout the state.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a comprehensive strategic communications plan for LAJC, including developing a proactive plan for advancing advocacy goals, enhancing donor communications, and setting up protocols for handling breaking news and crisis communications
  • Develop a local, state, and national press strategy, including promoting in-depth reporting and op-ed placement
  • Provide media training and technical assistance to program staff, clients and community partners on media strategy and execution of communications plans in furtherance of advocacy campaigns
  • Work with the development team to produce written materials highlighting LAJC’s work, such as annual reports, brochures, e-newsletters, solicitation letters, etc.
  • Create and maintain our website and social media content, including keeping current initiatives and program pages up to date and publishing dynamic content
  • Provide editing support for development and others producing outward-facing content
  • Cultivate long-term relationships with media partners, develop press materials, and serve as the media contact for LAJC


Required Qualifications: 

  • Strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice
  • At least five years of relevant media/communications experience
  • Outstanding writing, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Reliable personal transportation and willingness to travel statewide occasionally and to LAJC’s other offices frequently
  • Sense of humor


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in communities directly impacted by economic and racial injustice
  • Familiarity with many of our areas of practice
  • Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences




Charlottesville, VA
Legal Assistance
Salary range is $70K to $80K
Posted on:
April 10, 2019

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to Angela Ciolfi, Executive Director, at hiring@justice4all.org. The cover letter should highlight experience in building impact campaigns, including relevant litigation experience. The cover letter should also highlight any specialized skills, such as language fluency, organizing experience, or technology skills.