Solidarity Center is hiring an
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: When filled
Please Note: Solidarity Center staff enjoy a hybrid telework/in-person schedule. We also have a mandatory vaccine policy and safety protocols in all our facilities. All candidates applying for this role will be expected to adhere to these policies and to work in the Washington, D.C. office a minimum of three days per week unless an ADA or health-related exemption is approved.
Summary of Position
As a newly created position on the executive team, the Executive Communications Director will play a critical leadership role in providing direction and guidance on matters related to the organization's overall communications strategy and efforts, and protection and promotion of its public profile. The Executive Communications Director will create the vision for and manage the operations of the growing Communications Department. This individual will supervise internal, external, campaign, and crisis communications; media relations; social media; speechwriting; marketing and branding; print and digital publications; video production; and web content management.
The Executive Communications Director will serve as the Executive Director’s lead adviser on communications and on managing organizational change as the Solidarity Center expands its capacity to execute comprehensive worker-centered campaigns to advance economic and social justice. The Executive Communications Director will collaborate closely with Solidarity Center’s program coordination, regional, operational, policy, and campaign teams to ensure message cohesion, effective communications resource allocation, and strategic communications support for the organization’s goals. This individual will be responsible for building a new campaign communications team and creating a fully integrated communications department that will take on major campaigns and new initiatives. The successful candidate also will develop and manage the department budget and support the Development Lead in raising private funds to sustain and expand the organization’s communications capacity.
Critical to success in this role will be relevant international communications and campaign experience; experience leading major organizational change; deep knowledge of the global media landscape; a command of digital tools, design, outreach strategies and trends; an understanding of the opportunities and pitfalls of communicating across cultures; and the ability to create a collaborative environment with a shared understanding of how communications can work with programs and country offices to support the organization’s strategic priorities.
Supervisor: Executive Director
This position entails occasional travel outside the United States.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
This is a management position, generously compensated with a gross annual salary starting at approximately $185,523 a year, USD based on experience. A robust benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, a retirement plan and pension, life insurance, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and medical leave. Pre-tax deduction programs are also available for commuting, dependent care, and health care expenses. In addition, we offer opportunities and funds for professional development.
The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to apply for this position, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Solidarity Center works in partnership with the AFL-CIO on recruiting and filling positions. Our policy is to notify the AFL-CIO prior to interviewing any of its current employees.