COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

About the CPC Center

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center supports policy, research and messaging for progressive reforms.  With the progressive movement on the rise and the Congressional Progressive Caucus growing in strength to more than 90 members, the Center sees an opportunity for major expansion. Now the Center is seeking a Communications Director to move a bold progressive policy agenda forward.  

Position Description

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center seeks a Communications Director to lead the Center’s communications campaigns and overall media strategy, including creating strategic, targeted messaging on priority issues for the CPC Center and the broader progressive community to drive a progressive policy agenda.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Executive Director and serves as part of the senior leadership team.

  • Supervises one employee, a Communications Associate.

  • Develops, leads, oversees and implements the organization’s strategic communication plan.

  • Manages all digital platforms including the website, graphics, strategic email outreach, and social media, as well as overseeing any video editing and production.

  • Copy edits, designs, produces and publishes the Center’s final work product.

  • Writes compelling press releases, emails, and blog posts.

  • Generates compelling stories to pitch to the media.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with key reporters and editors at top-tier and influential media outlets.

  • Works in partnership with the Development Director to support the Center’s fundraising efforts, including the development of promotional and fundraising materials.

  • Works in partnership with the Policy Director to develop messaging, talking points, speeches and other materials on key issues to drive a progressive policy agenda.

  • Works in partnership with the Organizing Director and Policy Director on online tools and content to recruit and engage supporters in support of issue advocacy campaigns.

  • Works in partnership with the Organizing Director and Policy Director to plan press conferences, town halls, and other high-profile public events.

  • Provides media training to Center staff, as needed.

  • Assists with activities related to the Center’s annual Summit, including promotional work, and designing and disseminating conference agendas, and materials.

  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 7 to 10 years of relevant experience working as a communications professional for nonprofits, Member offices, issue campaigns or political campaigns.

  • A Bachelor's degree.

  • Experience crafting, leading and implementing a strategic communications plan.

  • Experience managing social media channels for a campaign, Member office, or organization.

  • Strong writing skills with excellent grammar. 

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills; attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines with a commitment to quality.

  • Ability to distill complex issues into effective communications materials for diverse target audiences.

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining focus on high-level organizational goals.

  • Experience telling sensitive, complex and personal stories in a respectful, strength-based and ethical manner.

  • Experience developing and executing advocacy communications strategies designed to support and promote organizational and policy goals.

  • Strong experience working with the national and local media: print, broadcast, digital, and social.

  • Collaborative work style.

  • Established DC-area media contacts in non-profits.

  • A demonstrated commitment to and strong working knowledge of the progressive movement.

Salary

$80,000 to $100,000

Benefits

The Communications Director will also receive excellent benefits including generous vacation, paid holidays, 403(b) plan upon hire, fully paid health insurance, fully paid life insurance, and fully paid long-term disability.

Commitment to Diversity

The CPC Center is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

To Apply
Please send the following materials in a single PDF to jobs@progressivecaucuscenter.org with “Communications Director” in the subject line.

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this work and any related experience.

  • Your resume.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted by the Search Committee.