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Senior Manager, Communications

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Corporate Headquarters - Washington, DC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$70,400.00 - $105,600.00 Salary/year



Equal Justice Works is the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law. We achieve this through creating Fellowship programs for lawyers and community organizers, hosting the largest national public interest law career fair, advocating for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and supporting law students pursuing public interest law careers.


We bring together an extensive community of law schools, law students, lawyers, community organizers, legal services organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice. Following their Fellowships, more than 85% of our Fellows remain in public service positions, continuing to pursue equal justice for under-resourced communities across the country.



The senior manager of communications is a member of the marketing and communications unit and is responsible for planning, managing, and ensuring the implementation of innovative communications strategies on Equal Justice Works owned and earned channels. This position plays a vital role in amplifying the organization’s profile by serving as the main lead for day-to-day communications activities that advance the organization’s mission.


The senior manager of communications reports to the vice president of marketing and communications. The marketing team currently consists of a vice president of marketing and communications, brand manager, social media specialist, and marketing and communications coordinator.


  • Manage day-to-day communications strategy for the organization
    • Define owned and earned content development and strategy
    • Act as liaison with other units to proactively solicit content and positioning
    • Develop, plan, and coordinate content development, outreach, partner solicitation
    • Facilitate media opportunities for the organization and in support of Equal Justice Works Fellows
  • Lead content development efforts for the website and social media
    • Support reporting of key metrics to highlight value and impact of activities
  • Create and oversee communications collateral intended for various audiences and channels, including communications plans, press releases, media pitches, newsletters, blogs, presentations, and FAQs 
  • Deliver executive communications, including drafting and researching speeches, writing and managing briefing materials, managing and responding to media inquiries, drafting employee communications, and managing video production
  • Work with the vice president of marketing and communications to create and manage an ongoing integrated marketing and communications strategy to build reputation of the organization, knowledge and understanding of organization’s impact, and trust and confidence in the value of the organization
    • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with relevant reporters, outlets, and manage all high-profile media contacts
    • Develop and maintain clear metrics to track efficacy of media relations
  • Supervise the social media specialist and marketing and communications coordinator as key contributors to the content hub for the organization
  • Assist in engagement activities and organizational events
  • Serve as key contact for agency partner
  • Monitor and stay current on communications developments and best practices


  • Social media specialist
  • Marketing and communications coordinator



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or related field of study or equivalent work experience 
  • 5-7+ years of experience in communications or marketing with supervisory experience
  • 2+ years of project management experience
  • Agency experience preferred


  • Ability to successfully organize and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with sharp attention to detail
  • Adept at creative and compelling storytelling across varied mediums, including producing, publishing or preparing creative slide presentations, backgrounders, talking/message points, articles, reports, emails, video scripts, executive summaries, blog posts, and infographics
  • Strong ability to develop thought leadership collateral, using numerous data points and getting input from subject matter experts 
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making experience
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills
  • Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Knowledge of media database tools like Cision
  • Proficiency with basic computer programs, including Microsoft Office Suite and social media channels (Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, X, Instagram)
  • Experience with WordPress and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, etc.) a plus



Daily activities are conducted in a typical office environment. EJW currently adheres to a hybrid work model whereby employees who live within a reasonable commuting area are required to be in person in-office two times per week.

  • Regular travel is expected to be approximately <10%.


The salary range for the senior manager of communications position is $70,400 - $105,600 based on experience. Health and wellbeing are a priority at Equal Justice Works. We offer a comprehensive suite of benefits designed to support your total health and wellbeing, including flexible work arrangements, 14 days of annual vacation leave, additional paid holiday leave the week between Christmas and the New Year, 16 weeks of paid parental leave for those with Equal Justice Works 6 months or more, excellent medical and dental insurance with Equal Justice Works paying 100% for employee premiums and 75% for dependent premiums, student loan repayment assistance, and opportunity for career advancement, including a professional development stipend of $1,000 per year.


Visit to upload application materials. Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter that describes their interest in and qualifications for this role.


Finalists for this position will be required to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background and reference check as a condition of employment.


Equal Justice Works is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. This employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend, stretch and kneel for extended periods of time; frequently required to talk, hear, and use repetitive hand motions; and should possess the ability to push, pull, and lift up to thirty pounds unassisted.

As a condition of this position, which is required to work at the Equal Justice Works office, and as a part of our continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees and visitors, EJW is requiring all employees that work in the EJW office to receive an FDA-authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination.


Equal Justice Works is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspective, and skills and encourage people of diverse ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, disabilities, religions, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, work, and life experiences to apply.