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Publication or Company Equal Justice Works
Job Title Director of Communications and Marketing
Industry Marketing, Non-profit, Communication
Salary Negotiable
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Washington, DC
Job Requirements About the Opportunity:

We are seeking a Director of Communications and Marketing who sees communications as a strategic tool to achieve programmatic and fundraising goals. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver who thinks “outside the box” to develop effective communication strategies and has the operational and production-oriented skills to develop, execute and implement the tactics.

Equal Justice Works has an amazing track record and plans to grow. Last year, Equal Justice Works raised $11 million from law firms, individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies. Within the next three years, Equal Justice Works intends to raise significantly more funds. We intend to grow our national postgraduate fellowship programs by at least 15%, expand outreach to law students from a few hundred to several thousand, and increase alumni engagement. The qualified applicant will relish the opportunity to use his/her communications and marketing know-how to help us grow and to energize this effort.

The qualified applicant can both “think” and “do,” is strategic, creative, and energetic, is capable of teaching others how to gather and share information, and has successfully managed a team. The qualified applicant is mission oriented and believes that the poorest and most vulnerable among us deserve the same access to justice as more fortunate citizens.


The Qualified Applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her ability to:

- Work with the Executive Director and senior management team to design and implement a strategic and comprehensive communications and marketing plan that will (i) be an integral part of all programs and fundraising plans, (ii) strengthen the Equal Justice Works brand, and (iii) move Equal Justice Works closer to its mission of mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.

- Understand and analyze the communications and marketing needs of Equal Justice Works and periodically assess costs and benefits of communications and marketing materials.

- Collaborate with senior management team and staff to gather information and create compelling narratives and inspire staff, students, alumni and others to create content.

- Edit and oversee print and electronic communications, graphic design, photography, video and digital production, social media programs, web site or other online presence, and board presentations.

- Create and navigate a sustainable social media program.

- Develop and use media relationships as needed and serve as a media point of contact.

- Create and maintain comprehensive work plan and calendar with metrics to assess communications, marketing and programmatic goals and collaborate with other departments to ensure compliance with deadlines and organization-wide standards.

- Prepare and manage annual communications and marketing budget.

- Manage and oversee communications and marketing staff, creative team and contractors, currently two full-time staff and numerous freelancer and contractors.


- Bachelor's degree and a minimum of eight years' experience in the communications field with a minimum of three years in a senior leadership capacity managing a budget of $250,000+.

- Experience working with the legal community, non-profit organization, or an agency preferred.
About Our Company About Equal Justice Works:

Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement; our mission is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.
Partnering with law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments and nonprofit organizations, Equal Justice Works offers law students and lawyers a chance to make a difference. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest fellowships, to addressing the staggering educational debt that keeps lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works provides opportunities for the legal community to deliver on the promise of justice for all.
Equal Justice Works Fellowships is the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the United States. Every year, hundreds of law students graduate with a desire to work on behalf of underserved communities and causes and apply to Equal Justice Works for the opportunity to work for a nonprofit organization that has agreed to host the applicant if awarded a fellowship. In 20 years, more than 1,000 lawyers have served as Fellows and many are now in key leadership positions in legal aid, public defender and civil rights organizations and in all levels of government.

Visit our website for more information: www.equaljusticeworks.org.

Please be sure to click on the following YouTube link for a video clip of Build Your Future with Equal Justice Works Fellowships: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRKuvDfehQQ.

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