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Director of Communications (ABLE)

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit regional law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance to low-income persons and groups in western Ohio, is seeking a Director of Communications. This position encompasses all aspects of external and internal communications for ABLE and Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO).

The Director of Communications drives communications activities, including media relations, social media, maintaining and updating of the ABLE and LAWO websites and listservs, and the production of fundraising materials, annual reports, and other materials. The ideal candidate will be able to develop and implement a strategic communications plan for the organization, will excel at project management and be able to direct projects through launch. They will be able to work across multiple departments and with various staff members to amplify the work of our advocates and assist them in communication best practices.

Candidates for the position must have at minimum:

  • 4+ years of progressively responsible experience in communications, public and media relations, or fundraising, preferably in an advocacy or nonprofit organization (in some cases, graduate education or other experience may be credited as experience if relevant), including the strategic planning of communications for an organization
  • Excellent and demonstrable writing and editing skills, including the ability to draft talking points, summaries and speeches
  • Ability to maintain brand standards and organizational identity
  • Understanding of a broad range of civil legal aid issues and advocacy strategies
  • A commitment to civil legal aid services
  • Experience in working with diverse audiences, including elected officials, community leaders, coalition partners and the public
  • Project management and collaboration experience, including interdepartmental or multi-disciplinary projects and shepherding projects and publications from inception to completion
  • Knowledge and experience in best practices in the development of materials such as writing and designing promotional brochures, print ads, direct mail, website maintenance, social advertising and channel management, public relations, brand strategy, and email marketing
  • Expertise in managing online communications, marketing, and social media and raising social media presence
  • Ability to coach organization's staff members on communications and media interactions
  • Fluency in another language is desirable.

Salary depends on relevant legal experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter electronically as soon as possible, in Microsoft Word format, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .