Communication Strategist

We are seeking a Communication Strategist who would be responsible for achieving a powerful and positive representation of the Center and its communications to the public, stakeholders, community partners, and policymakers. He or she would also be responsible for leading the organization to develop and implement communications strategy and comprehensive campaigns, related organizational competencies and external communications that advance the Center’s goals and objectives while also conducting advocacy, education and litigation to address systemic issues in poverty law.

The work at the Center on Law and Poverty is varied, always challenging and highly rewarding. The work week is reasonable and the staff superb. We offer a reasonable non-profit salary and excellent benefits.

Required: indomitable, no-stone-unturned thoroughness and persistence; law degree and two years of experience in law, communications, or advocacy related field; excellent research, writing and legal advocacy skills; understanding of and commitment to racial justice and equity within a New Mexican context; ability to be articulate and forceful in the face of powerful opposition; ability to problem solve creatively and develop innovative advocacy strategies; ability to provide solid communications leadership at both the strategic and tactical levels; ability to transform complex issues into engaging and useful messages appropriate for the targeted audience; detail-orientation.

Preferred: Strong Spanish language skills; familiarity with New Mexico, poverty or civil rights law and advocacy; knowledge and experience in advocacy, lobbying, legislative and government administrative processes; experience in living in and/or working with low-income or other marginalized communities; experience in establishing working relationships with non-profits, businesses, and government; demonstrated commitment to addressing poverty, equal access to justice, and racial equity issues; accomplished communications professional with a highly collaborative style.

Apply in confidence by emailing a cover letter and resume specifying how you meet each of the position requirements to veronica@nmpovertylaw.org. Please put your name in the subject line. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job description for this position can be found here.