Communications Director

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) advances economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country. We fight every day to eliminate an array of unfair economic and racial injustices.

We work to expand access to critical benefits like food stamps, Medicaid, and childcare, protect low-wage workers’ rights and safety, advance the rights of people with disabilities, and end unlawful debt collection.

Our tactics to advance economic justice include​​ winning strategic class action cases, representing marginalized individuals and communities, and changing federal and state legislation and private institutions’ practices.

We partner with other litigation and advocacy organizations, grassroots and community organizations, and individuals in our fight for racial and economic justice.       

Join our growing leadership team to build an exciting future for NCLEJ!

NCLEJ is seeking a Communications Director to lead and execute its communications strategy in collaboration with NCLEJ’s Executive Director, Director of Philanthropy, and our expert staff of lawyers and advocates. As Communications Director, you will develop tactics and create content to meet our main communications and fundraising goals.

Primary responsibilities:

50% – Elevate brand and messaging

30% – Development/fundraising communications

20% – Collaborate as leadership team member

Qualifications and experience of the ideal candidate:

Benefits: NCLEJ has a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance; 15-24 vacation days and 10-15 sick days per year (based on length of service); 13 paid holidays per year; an FSA plan for medical, childcare, and transit expenses; an Employee Assistance Program; and contributions to individuals’ 403(b) plans.

Vaccination Requirement: To help ensure that NCLEJ continues to operate in the safest manner possible, NCLEJ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Equal opportunity: NCLEJ is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Application process: Please submit a resume, a cover letter, and one work sample (such as an advocacy email, press placement, or similar communications asset) that you wrote, ghost-wrote, or developed which conveys your strategic approach and writing style. Please email us all three pieces in a single Word or PDF document to with “Director of Communications” in the subject line.