Vice President for Communications and Marketing

  • National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Washington, DC
Full Time Communications Marketing Nonprofit

Job Description

The National Partnership for Women & Families — a preeminent women’s rights and health advocacy organization with an $8 million operating budget and $18 million dollar endowment — is looking for a senior-level professional to lead our Communications and Marketing team. 

 For more than 45 years the National Partnership has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. We work to foster a society in which workplaces are fair and family friendly, discrimination is a thing of the past, women’s reproductive health and rights are secure, everyone has access to quality, affordable health care and every person has the opportunity to achieve economic security and live with dignity.  Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization with the mission of improving the lives of women and families.

The Vice President of Marketing and Communications is responsible for developing and overseeing the strategies, messages and materials that promote the National Partnership as a powerful force for change and a leading expert on the organization’s core issues.  Primary audiences include advocates, activists, state and national media, policymakers, academics, donors and potential donors, and others.  These efforts will continue to advance the National Partnership’s reputation broadly as a highly influential institution, and to support and enhance its public policy advocacy in its specific program areas:  Health Care (access, coverage, health disparities, maternal health and system reform), Reproductive Rights and Health (access to abortion care and contraception, reproductive justice),  and Workplace (paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, pregnancy discrimination, fair pay, sexual harassment and economic security) as well as other issues that cut across program areas with a specific focus on equity, justice, and the ways women of color and low-income women are impacted by the range of discrimination and inequities in our society.  

Specific responsibilities include developing and executing long- and short-range brand awareness messaging strategies; coordinating with staff across the organization to plan initiatives that enhance the impact of our advocacy and policy work; overseeing the ongoing development and dissemination of public-facing media and social media materials, including news releases, press statements, media advisories, op-ed pieces, speeches, blog posts and others; managing media and public events; supervising the design, production and publication of print and online materials, including annual reports, newsletters, other institutional publications and web-based material; and developing annual strategic communications plans and timelines.

This senior staff member works closely with the president, vice presidents and other members of the senior leadership team, and supervises a staff of seven to nine, including the communications and digital outreach teams, as well as consultants and vendors.  


The ideal candidate has:

  • at least 12-15 years of progressively responsible experience, preferably at an advocacy organization, on a political campaign and/or in a public official’s office.
  • in-depth knowledge about the public policy process.
  • a substantial track record of writing and editing a variety of promotional, media, consumer and/or advocacy-related materials.  
  • a track record of success working with and executing the vision of organizational leaders.
  • exceptional oral communication and writing/editing skills.  
  • demonstrated experience in staff management and team-based leadership — including coaching, mentoring and motivational skills.  
  • the ability to work well in situations with tight deadlines and multiple priorities.
  • a strong understanding of women’s, health care and/or other progressive public policy issues, as well as social media, online fundraising and outreach and branding.


Starting salary for this position will range from $140-150K depending on experience. Position includes a generous benefits package. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing samples/links, and references to (subject line: Marketing/Communications #3000). Applications will only be accepted by email, and position will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen.  The National Partnership may choose not to consider incomplete application packages.


The National Partnership is committed to equal employment opportunity. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Please see “EEO is the Law” for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.


Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree