Are you ready to transform the criminal justice system? Do you want to support efforts designed to strengthen families and foster safer communities in Texas? Join our team at the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC).
TCJC is a non-profit, non-partisan policy reform and advocacy organization. We provide research and other resources to policy-makers, stakeholders, key organizations, and community members to promote responsible and fair juvenile and criminal justice policies in Texas.
We seek an Austin-based Communications Manager. This position will lead communication efforts, expanding TCJC’s capacity to reach a larger audience on criminal and juvenile justice issues, by coordinating internal and external communications, and liaising with high-profile stakeholders and the media to build and maintain a coalition of supporters. The Communications Manager will be responsible for day-to-day production of communications materials involving media, strategic partners, funders/donors, and the public. Some essential job functions include:
Developing, in collaboration with the TCJC team and other partners, a “Texas story” and narrative on reform;
You must work well in a collaborative environment and have a demonstrated commitment to the social justice movement. Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of prior communications, marketing, public relations/affairs, and/or journalism experience. Additional years of experience may substitute for the degree requirement. Additionally, qualified applicants will have the following characteristics:
Experience in creating a communications plan that incorporates an understanding of the political landscape, the media cycle, and key policy goals and strategies, as well as regularly measuring the impact of the communication efforts.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Communications experience related to Texas criminal and juvenile justice issues, as well as experience in spearheading communications campaigns, will be preferred. Strong candidates will also have the following characteristics:
Keeps current on new and emerging trends in communications strategies and exhibits the enthusiasm to pilot innovative strategies, yet is comfortable receiving feedback and being flexible as needed.
Compensation and Benefits:
TCJC will provide an annualized salary of $48,000-$52,000 per year, commensurate with experience. TCJC offers the following benefits: health, dental, life insurance; 401K retirement services; 15 paid holidays; and, 30 days paid time off, including vacation, sick, and personal time.
We offer ongoing professional development and training, and an inclusive work environment for you to grow personally and professionally.
Ready to join our fight for justice? Send us a cover letter, résumé, and an op-ed that you’ve authored by email to jobs@TexasCJC.org. Please note “Communications Manager” in the subject line.
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The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered based on individual qualifications, without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, familial status, military status, and any other protected class. We value diversity and encourage people of color, LGBTQ applicants, and people with prior justice system involvement to apply.