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Communications Manager

  • 7 Oct 2021
  • 7 Dec 2021
  • New Jersey Future (NJF)

New Jersey Future

Communications  Manager


New Jersey Future (NJF) is seeking a motivated, solutions-oriented individual with a racial and social justice lens to develop and advance state policies that affect health, water infrastructure, and redevelopment, with a primary focus on lead in drinking water. The position requires experience applying equity, inclusion, and racial and economic justice perspectives in research, policy analysis and development, stakeholder convening, and communications. This is an exciting opportunity to achieve lasting equity-centered change on timely, high-profile issues affecting public health and climate resilience. NJF offers a fun, fast-paced, and supportive work environment, as well as the ability to make a difference.


Develop and implement strategic communications plans.

Write and edit articles, op-eds, newsletter messages, blog posts, direct emails, etc.

Manage communications staff and all communications work to make sure all materials have consistent messaging and branding.

Direct work involving communications-related technology platforms used for website development, email marketing, internal communications, social media strategy, and outreach.

Oversee all external communications deliverables—including newsletters, emails, and web content—and conduct quality control on all communications.

Guide staff in creating communications plans and compelling messaging.

Seek proactive opportunities to communicate about NJF work at the local, state, and national levels, including developing and managing media relations.

Assist with the writing and editing of grant proposals.

Work closely with development and marketing, including communications work related to NJF events and social media.

Work closely with government affairs, including communications work related to advocacy, media, press strategy, and releases.

Provide writing and speaking guidance and training for staff as needed.


Motivated by the organization’s issues and a strong mission-driven work ethic.

Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills.

The technological knowledge and ability to manage communications work on a variety of digital platforms.

Demonstrated success in directing strategic communications plans.

Experience managing individuals and teams.

Media relations experience, including press release and op-ed writing.

A working knowledge of systemic inequities, including an understanding of the historical context and root causes of these inequities.

Demonstrated commitment to and experience with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion policies and practices and employment of these values.

Comfortable with self-reflection, willing to learn, and capable of working through conflict honestly and openly.

Ability to communicate complex issues in a compelling manner.

Demonstrated track record of working well in a diverse team environment.

Strong project management skills.

Ability to learn quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment.


Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to HR@njfuture.org.

If selected to advance, one or more writing samples will be required. 

New Jersey Future employees are working on a hybrid work-from-home and in-office schedule.

100 Campus Town Circle | Suite 103 #2050 | Ewing, NJ 08638  

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