Voting Rights Communications Manager

31 Aug, 2020

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Voting Rights Communications Manager

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Washington, DC

Voting Rights Communications Manager
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is one of the leading
national civil rights legal organizations, with the principal mission of fighting
racial discrimination faced by African Americans and other racial and ethnic
minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee was formed in 1963 at the request of
President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and
resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of
opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.
The Lawyers’ Committee seeks a talented, creative and skilled Voting Rights
Communications Manager. The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic,
experienced individual with strong writing and planning skills who can both
help develop and support the organization’s strategic communications plan
around Voting Rights (VR) and Election Protection (EP); and focus on
expanding our national visibility around VR and EP through media relations,
digital communications and marketing.
The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and will be
comfortable working independently to manage all aspects of traditional and
digital media for our Election Protection and Voting Rights work.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. The Voting Rights
Communications Manager will work under the supervision of the Director of
Communications and will work closely with the Co-Directors of the Voting
Rights Project and the Election Protection Manager.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Partner with the Director of Communications in developing the
organization’s strategic Voting Rights and Election Protection
communications plan;
• Recognize rapid response opportunities daily and work with staff to
implement them;
• Lead and manage the implementation of that plan, including through
traditional and digital media channels;
• Manage the organization’s Election Protection’s digital communications
functions, including managing the Election Protection websites;
• Handle media relations, including developing and maintaining highlevel national and state media contacts; planning, organizing and
pitching of high-quality press events; drafting press releases,
columns, op-eds, letters to editors, etc. around voting rights and
Election Protection;
• Work with the communications staff of other organizations while
implementing the media outreach goals of the Lawyers’ Committee
Election Protection coalition;
• Develop and oversee webinars, events and other communications and
marketing collateral that advance the work of the Voting Rights
Project and Election Protection Program;
• Participate and lead local, regional and coalitional communications
efforts;
• Work with the Lawyers’ Committee’s projects to create and carry out
strategic communications plans for events; and
• Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements and Competencies:
• Deep commitment to the advancement of racial justice and civil rights;
• At least 3 years of related work experience, preferably with a nonprofit or organization and/or in voting rights;
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills are vital, especially
the ability to translate legal issues and concepts for public
consumption;
• Experience with writing and editing press releases, statements and opeds;
• Demonstrated experience in both traditional and digital media;
• Familiarity with desktop publishing and graphic design skills are a plus;
• Existing media contacts are also a plus;
• Team player with the ability to roll up your sleeves, work under tight
deadlines, manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks effectively;
and
• An understanding of the political process and the advocacy world.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to
https://podio.com/webforms/24928799/1828309. No calls will be accepted.
The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on
a rolling basis. Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal
organization. Staff Benefits include Employer Sponsored (Medical, Dental
and Group Life & AD&D); Voluntary Benefits (Vision Insurance, Short-Term
Disability, Long-Term Disability and Supplemental Life) coverage; the
opportunity to participate in the 403(b) Retirement Plan; Voluntary Flexible
Spending (Medical and/or Dependent Care) and Stipends (Cell Phone and
Commuter/Parking Benefits); 11 paid Holidays and Vacation/Sick days.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: The Lawyers’ Committee
embraces diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We strongly encourage
candidates of color and candidates from underrepresented communities to
apply. The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of actual
or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical
condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information,
matriculation, political affiliation or any other status protected under law.
Accessibility Assistance: Although calls will not be accepted regarding
questions about the position, if you are an individual with a disability and
need assistance completing the online application, please call 202-662-8600
and ask for an applicant accommodation or send an email with the subject
line “Applicant Accommodation” to kcoates@lawyerscommittee.org.

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Job posted: 2020-08-31