The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Communications Manager

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Human Rights/
The Leadership Conference Education Fund

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is the nation’s premier civil and human rights coalition consisting of more than 200 national organizations. The Leadership Conference Education Fund is its sister organization committed to building public will for policies that advance civil and human rights for all people in the United States.


The Communications Manager, a position within the Department of Communications, will be responsible for developing and executing communications campaigns and providing technical assistance to national, state and local partners to advance the organizations’ public education and advocacy campaigns. This includes but is not limited to work on education equity, Census 2020, and other issues as appropriate. This is a full-time position that reports to the Vice President, Communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

Works with appropriate communications, policy, and field staff and partner organizations at the national, state, and local level to develop and execute public education and advocacy initiatives.

Provides communications technical assistance as needed to coalition and partner organizations and allies to augment ongoing advocacy campaigns.

Supports the work of the Communications Department, with oversight from the Media and Campaigns Director, to:

  • Create and execute high-quality press events.
  • Create external press materials, including press releases, advisories, statements, op-eds, etc., that deliver clear, consistent and impactful messages.
  • Develop and disseminate talking points to support the work of the coalition and state-based partners.
  • Respond to other matters as needed and assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum three- to five-years press, communications or related experience
  • Familiarity with education and/or civil rights policy issues
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • A solid commitment to advancing civil and human rights

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to think strategically about how communications can be used effectively to advance civil and human rights progress.
  • Exceptional writing/editing skills
  • Experience working on/within campaigns a plus, particularly development and implementation of communications campaign plans
  • Efficient work habits and ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • A well-developed understanding of the U.S. government and politics and how they relate to issue education and policy advocacy
  • An ability to work with partner organizations both at the national and state level
  • A team player with the ability to show grace under pressure
  • An organized, dependable self-starter who has a track record of producing high-quality written work for different audiences under tight deadlines
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred, but not required

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive and benefits include health and dental insurance.

To Apply

Email resume and memorable cover letter to smith@civilrights.org with “Communications Manager” in the subject line. We are not able to handle telephone inquiries. Position will be filled as soon as possible. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are equal opportunity employers and seek applicants who will contribute to the diversity of their staff.

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