The Movement for Black Lives is hiring a
MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES
Title: Communications Director
Location: Remote; travel required
Reports to: Executive Team
Salary Range: $120k–150k annually, with full health benefits for employees and dependents, employer-funded retirement plan, remote work stipend, and 28 days of vacation
THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES:
Since 2014, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) has continued the legacy of Black organizing for freedom, justice, and liberation for all Black people. Formed in the wake of the Ferguson uprisings, galvanized after the brutal death of Mike Brown, and forged through collective trauma, rage, and power, M4BL is an ecosystem of Black-led organizations and formations nationwide that organize around a shared purpose to abolish harmful systems like policing and prison and build liberatory alternatives. We are organizing to amass significant political power to influence national and local agendas in the direction of our shared Vision for Black Lives policy platform—a comprehensive framework for a society that values Black lives, repairs past harms, and invests in Black communities.
The Communications Director is responsible for engineering, developing, implementing, and evaluating our narrative power and strategic communications initiatives to serve M4BL ecosystem members and make M4BL’s Vision for Black Lives a reality. This position requires a high-level understanding of narrative trends, patterns, and strategies within today’s socio-political context, primarily related to the experiences, oppressions, and needs of people of the African diaspora. The Communications Director supervises and is accountable to the communications team, which includes press and editorial, digital, design, TGNCI narrative power, policy communications, and some technology staff and consultants.
May require travel and work on occasional weekends and evenings as determined.
Note: The Movement for Black Lives is committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities which means that the expectations of every position are dynamic. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions but does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
M4BL is an abolitionist, Black Queer feminist, and anti-capitalist ecosystem, so we ground our narrative efforts in these values. The ideal candidate has more than a cursory understanding of these. In addition:
HOW TO APPLY:
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (3 pages maximum) by applying to M4BL's BambooHR job posting. All writing samples will be kept confidential, and applications must have a writing sample to be considered for the position. Please indicate where you learned about the posting in your cover letter. For the references, please include 1 supervisor and 1 peer and/or 1 person you previously supervised if applying for a supervising role. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY WORKPLACE:
In partnership with its fiscal sponsor, the Common Counsel Foundation, the Movement for Black Lives is proud to be an equal employment workplace. We welcome and encourage job applicants motivated to partner with us in addressing social injustice and those with personal experience around injustice. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on any of the following factors; race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer, or a record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental and physical, including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and genetic characteristics), and genetic information.