The National Partnership for Women & Families seeks a creative, passionate communications director to help create a cohesive public narrative about the urgent need for paid leave that penetrates in national and regional press and online. This is a great position for a senior-level communications professional with a passion for gender, race and economic equity, a can-do attitude and a desire to be part of a dynamic, collaborative team that works closely with external partners in government, advocacy, business and the media to advance a national policy goal. Candidates who are passionate about fighting for women who are most often marginalized are highly encouraged to apply.
The goal of the National Partnership's national paid leave campaign is to win a national paid family and medical leave law in the next three to five years, building on federal momentum, state-level victories and private-sector advances that have distinguished the organization’s and the paid leave movement’s work over the last few years. A national paid leave policy will substantially improve the lives of 100 million+ working people in the United States who do not have paid family and medical leave now – especially women of color, women who are paid low wages, people with disabilities and their family caregivers, who are often disproportionately forced to make difficult choices because of their inability to access paid leave. A national paid leave plan should guarantee all working people time to care without suffering financial devastation when a new child arrives or a personal or family member’s serious illness or injury strikes. This victory will help change our country’s culture to recognize the value and dignity of care, promote gender and economic equity, strengthen the U.S. economy and advance U.S. competitiveness in the world.
The communications director will develop and oversee a broad range of communications and public relations activities to advance the campaign for national paid family and medical leave, including drawing on the voices, expertise and value of the National Partnership and its coalition partners, outside influencers and policymakers. The person in this position will work jointly with the campaign’s director and under the supervision of the vice president for workplace policies and strategies and the National Partnership’s communications vice president in developing and executing the campaign’s communications plan. The communications director will manage a mid-level communications staffer to help accomplish the campaign’s communications goals.
Qualifications and Attributes
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Communications Director, Paid Leave Campaign). Please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining the unique skills or experience you would bring to this position and your vision for a country in which every working family has paid family and medical leave, two writing samples or links that showcase your ability to frame important issues or problems or that convey complex information, and references. Applications will only be accepted by email, and the position will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen.
The salary range for this position is $110,000-125,000, with exact salary depending on experience and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range. The National Partnership provides a generous benefits package.
About the Organization
For more than 45 years, the National Partnership for Women & Families has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. Our mission is to foster a society in which all people can participate fully and equally, and all women and families can live with dignity and achieve economic security – a society in which workplaces are fair and family friendly, women’s reproductive health and rights are secure and everyone has access to high quality, affordable health care that is patient- and family-centered. Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, D.C.
The National Partnership is committed to equal employment opportunity. We value and encourage diversity and seek 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. Women, men, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQI individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please see "EEO is the Law" for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.