The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law seeks a creative, dynamic Vice President for Communications to lead and expand our public education and communications efforts.
The VP will drive an ambitious strategy to shape public debate, achieve advocacy goals, expand our digital reach and elevate the Center’s profile and work. This position leads a growing department of eleven people engaged in media outreach, digital media, publications and public events. The VP reports to and works in close partnership with the organization’s President, Michael Waldman, a prominent author, communications strategist and legal expert. She or he is a member of the Center’s executive leadership and works closely with program directors, attorneys, and scholars to shape their work. The VP also works with consultants, journalism fellows, public opinion researchers and book publishers. The job is based in New York City.
Today the Brennan Center is engaged in a great fight for the future of American democracy. We are a nonpartisan law and policy institute that works to reform and revitalize the systems of democracy and justice so they work for all Americans. We seek to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, curb big money in politics, check executive abuses, maintain judicial independence, and preserve Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. We believe we must win in the court of public opinion—and move our issues to the center of public debate. We work to craft a new generation of reforms, and believe powerful ideas can spark real change.
Effective communications is central to our strategy. Already news organizations, allies and political leaders rely on our experts and research. Our work is routinely cited on newspaper front pages and in editorials, on cable TV, radio and traditional media. Each year we publish dozens of reports, articles and short pieces. We have a large list of subscribers to our substantive e-newsletter and a growing digital audience for our website and social media platforms. We host 30-40 public events each year in New York and Washington, D.C. We aim to expand this work, as described below, while maintaining our rigor and core approach.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have:
Salary is commensurate with the job and experience.
Applications: Please visit http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/ul3Eps2OpA/Vice-President-For-Communications, and upload your cover letter, resume, and two relevant writing samples using the drop down menus. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No calls, please. If you are unable to upload your documents, you may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with "VP Communications" in the subject line, after registering in the online system.
The Brennan Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and applicants who have been previously incarcerated.