Location: Brooklyn, NY/ Remote
Reports to: Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships
The National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) is a nonprofit research and policy organization working to eliminate racial and gender disparities in the U.S. criminal legal system. Our work specifically focuses on the criminalization and punishment of Black women, girls, and gender nonconforming people, aiming to bring attention to the ways that race and gender discrimination create conditions that heighten Black women, girls, and gender nonconforming people’s risk of coming into contact with the criminal legal system and their risk of harsher treatment by law enforcement, our courts, and other systems and institutions of criminalization and punishment. Our approach is grounded in an intersectional framework, and our mission is to uplift the voices of Black women, girls and gender nonconforming people to position their needs and experiences at the center of research, policy, and practice.
At NBWJI, we envision a society where healing—not punishment—is upheld as justice.
NBWJI’s Core Commitments:
Dismantle pathways to criminalization and confinement;
Expand services and resources with and for system-impacted Black women, girls, and gender-nonconforming people; and
Promote healing-centered justice.
The National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) aims to eliminate racial and gender disparities in the U.S. criminal-legal system that are responsible for its disproportionate impact on Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people. We engage in rigorous research and capacity building in order to transform the current system and promote policy change that centers and uplifts the voices and experiences of system-impacted Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people. Through our work, we seek to dismantle the punitive paradigm driving the U.S. criminal-legal system and build in its place pathways to healing and opportunity. At NBWJI, we envision a society where healing—not punishment—is upheld as justice.
What you’ll do.
NBWJI is looking to hire an experienced communications associate. This person will work closely with our entire team, including the Executive Director and the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships. You will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of external communication strategies. This includes managing NBWJI’s social media channels, website and blog content, email campaigns, and serving as in-house writer and editor when needed.
The ideal candidate is responsive, thoughtful, self-directed, and attentive to detail. You’ll apply communications skills in a policy and research setting while amplifying the public presence of NBWJI for both a policymaker audience and the general public. This is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial person to play a formative role in a small-but-growing organization.
Oversee NBWJI external communication.
Manage/maintain content calendar and coordinate with relevant staff as needed.
Manage NBWJI’s social media channels: Create content and monitor metrics. Monitor local, state, and national news and social conversation to inform social content and to draft responsive social media messages.
Oversee website and blog content and email campaigns.
Serve as in-house writer and editor when needed.
Maintain and champion NBWJI style guidelines.
Serve as point of contact for media.
Assist with (virtual) event logistics.
5+ years of experience in communications, marketing, or relevant field
Self-motivated, proactive, and forward-thinking
Great project management skills, including time management, goal-setting, multitasking, and prioritization
Enjoys working both independently and with a small team
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels
Detail-oriented and highly organized
Experience with the following is a plus, but not required:
Social media management tools (e.g., Sprout Social)
Email campaign management tools (e.g., MailChimp)
Project management tools (e.g., Asana)
Design tools (e.g., Canva, Adobe Creative Suite tools)
Website management tools (e.g., Wix, Wordpress)
Salary and benefits. The salary range is $60,000 - $80,000 annually and includes health coverage and paid time off.
Equal Opportunity Employment. The National Black Women’s Justice Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, criminal history, or disability. People who are directly impacted by the criminal legal system are encouraged to apply.
To Apply. Please submit a statement of interest and your resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.