• Communications Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
  • Overview

    The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI), a division of Community Resources for Justice (CRJ), is a non-profit organization working at the local, state, and national level to improve public safety and the delivery of justice. CJI provides technical assistance, research and other services to improve outcomes in the corrections system, policing, pre-trial, re-entry, community supervision, juvenile justice, and more. CJI provides direct technical assistance, assessment, implementation, research, data analysis, training, facilitation, and more. With staff who have worked as practitioners across the sector and understand and serve as a bridge between research and practice, our team brings decades of experience developing evidence-based, data-driven policies, managing complex processes with diverse stakeholders, and driving systems-level organizational change.





    A successful candidate is a self-motivated manager with experience handling both internal and external communications. The ideal candidate will be eager to tackle the challenges of developing content that helps build brand recognition. Generating buzz about existing and new projects will help our organization expand. Top candidates will be skilled at creating content that engages staff and keeps stakeholders informed about our work. The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral communications is a must.


    Candidates must demonstrate strong organizational skills, and the maturity, superior interpersonal skills, and keen judgment needed to facilitate productive interactions with a variety of professional audiences. The ideal candidate for this position is able to work efficiently, is well-organized and detail-oriented, and can prioritize quickly and confidently. The position requires extensive writing assignments, directly interfacing with the media and coaching CJI staff on media interactions.  Qualified candidates must have familiarity with crime and justice issues and must be able to work independently as well as part of multiple teams. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and virtually-based work environment is critical. Some travel is required.


    Duties / Responsibilities:

    • In close coordination with other Communications staff and CJI leadership, develop and execute communications strategies.
    • Develop and produce high-quality, informative, timely, and interesting press releases, press kits and related materials.
    • Develop content for social media, website, newsletter, press releases and any other distribution channels.
    • Create presentations, articles, reports and other content.
    • Develop regular media and publication activity reports.
    • Plan, create, and oversee the design, content, and production or publications and other materials.
    • Identify and coordinate speaking, media and press opportunities
    • Help create and maintain a culture in which staff are committed to implementing evidence- based practices and policies in the field of corrections or related disciplines to improve public safety outcomes.
    • Research new funding and project opportunities, and assist in writing and compiling grant proposals.
    • Support business development activities including the development of relationships with potential new funders, maintaining existing relationships with current funders, generating new ideas and developing proposal concepts, and assisting in grant writing and proposal preparation.


    Knowledge / Skills / Experience Required:

    • Five-year’s experience in non-profit communications.
    • Experience with criminal justice and/or juvenile justice research, policy and practice.
    • Highly developed writing skills.
    • Motivated and independent thinker.
    • Possess high standards regarding work quality.
    • Ability to interact with a variety of people, both in-person and virtually, in a professional and collaborative manner.
    • Ability to coordinate and respond to multiple priorities with tight deadlines.
    • Willingness and ability to travel, and work flexible hours when needed



    Relevant bachelor degree required. Advanced degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with work experience in criminal justice policy.



    Community Resources for Justice offers a full benefits package. For more information visit our website.



    CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



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