Communications Director

About The Communications Director Opening

The Communications Director is responsible for managing and executing all public campaigns associated with WILL lawsuits, policy research, and legislative initiatives.

  • WORK ETHIC AND DRIVE: WILL is an exceptionally productive organization. Successful candidates will have experience managing multiple communications initiatives at once, an ability to prioritize and allocate their time effectively, comfort with deadlines, and a willingness to address unplanned communications needs that may arise.
  • MESSAGE DEVELOPMENT: Public campaigns for litigation, policy research, and legislative initiatives require clear and precise communication that articulates WILL’s principles and the critical talking points of a lawsuit or research paper. Successful candidates will have experience developing clear and compelling messages and a desire to distill complex legal and policy arguments for public consumption. Candidates should also have the ability to identify and execute strategies that create compelling storytelling narratives to advance both litigation and policy goals.
  • COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING STRATEGY: Successful candidates will understand the tools and strategies of successful communication. They will have experience tailoring a communications strategy to various owned audiences to achieve media and public relations goals. They should have experience communicating with the media, crafting talking points, managing social media and digital marketing campaigns, and comfort with rapid response.
  • ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT: Successful candidates will be organized and prepared to undertake multiple communications campaigns at once. This requires a willingness to think and work ahead, maintain clear communication schedules, and a commitment to keeping leadership informed of the communications schedule.
  • TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION: WILL is successful because of our great team. A successful candidate will have a desire to work collaboratively and across different departments in the organization. The communications director will have the opportunity to work with WILL attorneys and policy researcher on various initiatives. They will also serve as a coach for attorneys, researchers, and clients undertaking their first TV or radio interviews.
  • PRINCIPLES: Successful candidates will understand that WILL is an organization dedicated to a set of ideas, principles, and values. A successful candidate must be willing to articulate and champion those principles in all WILL communications.

WILL’s ideal arrangement is for this to be a hybrid position with the new hire expected to work from the Milwaukee office one day per week but WILL is open to a fully remote work arrangement for the right candidate.

Responsibilities        

  • Day to day responsibilities include strategically planning for roll outs, overseeing the WILL brand development and marketing of WILL’s work.
  • Oversee the drafting of press releases and emails.
  • Work with Development to lead the planning and execution of strategic marketing campaigns.
  • Manage and grow email list with a strategic focus on developing targeted marketing products to better engage audiences.
  • Organize efforts across departments to create compelling storytelling profiles to better connect audiences with our work.
  • Stay engaged with local and national news relating to WILL’s mission and the conservative movement.
  • Manage and mentor other communications staff.
  • Relationship management and oversight of vendors.

Salary and Benefits

WILL offers a salary and benefits package competitive with other organizations of our size, which includes health and dental insurance, a health savings account, a matching 401(k) plan, and paid vacation.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of communications experience
  • Passion for WILL’s mission
  • Management experience preferred
  • Experience with designing and managing digital marketing campaigns
  • Experience with message development and storytelling
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities while working in a team environment
  • Comfort with rapid responses
  • Experience with messaging complex information to various audiences including media
  • Experience with developing strategic communications to advance fundraising a plus

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • A cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, the Communications Director position, how your experience has prepared you for this position, and your salary requirements
  • Résumé

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Director of Talent Engagement, at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: katelynn@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide consulting and recruiting services at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that clearly and directly focus on advancing the principles of economic freedom, free enterprise, free trade, free speech, property rights, rule of law, and limited regulation.

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