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We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

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Current Openings 

Program Manager, Communications

Senior Graphic Designer

Jobs at Partner Organizations

Director of Research and Policy - Justice Policy Institute



Program Manager, Communications

Position Description

The National Center for Victims of Crime, the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them, is hiring a Communications Program Manager. This position will work across National Center programs and report directly to the Chief Program Officer.

The ideal candidate for this position will have previous experience developing strategic communications plans and working in a collaborative setting in executing plans externally and internally. They will have experience conducting a broad range of public relations activities including interfacing with media, government and community contacts with familiarity in the crime victims’ services field.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft and issue external communication including press releases, talking points, fact sheets, opinion pieces, program reports, surveys, training materials  and related materials with the assistance of program staff
  • Lead the communications team in developing the National Center’s multimedia outreach (social media, email campaigns, video, podcasts, and other assets) to enhance audience engagement including leading the efforts on a PSA creation and distribution strategy
  • Serve as executive editor for the development, production and maintenance of the company's internal and external communication vehicles, including the main website, marketing materials, publications, newsletters, invitations, flyers, advertisements, and annual reports.
  • Work with other senior management staff to develop targeted media campaigns, marketing strategies and communications plans
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key players in the field and media representatives
  • Oversee communications deliverables for all projects
  • Advise project partners on the development of communications pieces as well as marking and distribution strategies
  • Respond to media inquiries, manage media contacts and maintain relationships with the media
  • Craft and integrate National Center branding, mission and messaging internally and externally; develop and refine the National Center’s "core" message and voice to ensure organizational consistency and unify internal and external messaging
  • Oversee program staff in identifying and commenting on significant media and public policy issues that can be leveraged to support the National Center’s work, and create and implement plans to utilize them
  • Formally represent the organization to a variety of audiences including funders, policy makers, government agencies, advocacy and victims’ rights groups
  • Identify innovative ways to deliver the organization’s message/presence to a broader audience
  • Participate in strategic development opportunities and events to increase exposure to National Center programs. Enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences.
  • Supervise communications program staff
  • Oversee program budget
  • Participate in projects and other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in marketing, communications or a related field plus 5 years minimum experience in public relations
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent copy-editor
  • Ability to brief organization leadership on complex, sensitive issues and craft summaries of opinions for the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a communications team and execute an outreach plan
  • Capacity to handle a diverse workload and prioritize effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines and show dependability in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of issues facing the victim services field
  • Demonstrated track record in successful relationship building and political/media influencing, and a willingness to dedicate time and effort to broadening and deepening those networks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in creating a strategic organizational outreach and marketing plan
  • Experience working with crime or crime victim-specific organizations
  • Experience interpreting data and quantitative information into digestible published pieces
  • Experience managing sensitive reputational issues and/or crises

Physical Activities
To successfully perform the essential functions of this job, candidates for this position must remain stationary or seated for 80% of the time as well as move about inside and outside the office to meet with community partners, conduct community outreach, etc.  Candidates will be required to speak or hear and operate a computer and other office machinery. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Other Information:

  • This position requires a criminal background check and is an FLSA exempt position.
  • This position reports to the Chief Program Officer.
  • This position allows telework up to two days per week, after a successful three month probationary period
  • Salary starts at $65,000.

Location: Washington, DC. Anticipated work schedule is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday with some flexibility if the position allows. The office is located near Metrorail stations on the red line, blue line, silver line, and orange line, and several Metrobus stops. Secure on-site parking is also available.

The National Center for Victims of Crime is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The National Center encourages all qualified applicants to apply, especially those who identify as a member of a minority or underserved group. We value diversity and are committed to an inclusive workforce.

The National Center offers an excellent benefits package including; health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

All applicants much include a resume and a cover letter that outlines their unique qualifications for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Senior Graphic Designer

Position Description

The National Center for Victims of Crime, the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them, is hiring a Graphic Designer who will work across National Center programs as a member of the Public Affairs and Communications team.

The ideal candidate for this position will have previous experience in graphic design with expertise in designing and laying out final communications materials. They will have the capacity to work independently in a fast-paced environment, have the ability to be creative and think outside the box and juggle multiple competing tasks while maintaining a positive, team-centered attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop overall layout and production design for National Center print and online materials
  • Create artwork and graphic assets for print and online
  • Design logos and collateral including the development of institutional branding material
  • Support the National Center’s programs, outreach strategies, information campaigns, and fundraising efforts by producing graphics, infographics, and other visual communications and final material
  • Work with funders, policy makers, government agencies, advocacy and victims’ rights groups to meet grant needs and communicate information to victim service providers, victims, and survivors in a victim-centered way
  • Revise designs and layouts according to feedback from programs and funders
  • Identify new and innovative ways to deliver the National Center’s graphic message/presence to a broader audience
  • Identify new tools, trends, and opportunities for visual communication
  • Participate in projects and other duties as assigned
  • Supervise a small team of communications and graphics personnel

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in design
  • 5 years experience working for a nonprofit or similar organization
  • Creativity: Ability to tell a story through visual design and narration, with various tools and technologies
  • Critical thinking: Ability to advise team members and/or senior leadership on best practices and industry standards, and to problem-solve anticipated and unexpected obstacles
  • Excellent interpersonal communication: Ability to engage a wide array of constituencies, from colleagues to vendors to funders to crime victims
  • Collaborative: Ability to work on a variety of initiatives with diverse audiences
  • Adaptable: Ability to be flexible in the workplace, operating both independently with little oversight and collaboratively in team settings
  • Well-organized: Capacity to handle multiple projects and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs and how they integrate with common user interfaces
  • Leadership: Ability and willingness to work with communications team and program staff on understanding what elements are necessary to design and how to effectively communicate design needs

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of issues facing the victim services field
  • Experience working with a nonprofit or mission-oriented agency
  • Experience interpreting data, research, and other information visually or aurally for graphic presentation

Physical Activities
To successfully perform the essential functions of this job, candidates for this position must remain stationary or seated for 80% of the time as well as move about inside and outside the office to meet with community partners, video subjects, and others.  Candidates will be required to speak, hear, and see, as well as to operate a computer and other office machinery. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Other Information:

  • This position requires a criminal background check and is an FLSA exempt position.
  • This position reports to the Chief Program Officer.
  • This position allows telework up to two days per week, after a successful three-month probationary period
  • Salary starts at $60,000.

Location: Washington, DC. Anticipated work schedule is 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday with some flexibility if the position allows. The office is located near Metrorail stations on the red line, blue line, silver line, and orange line, and several Metrobus stops. Secure on-site parking is also available.

 The National Center for Victims of Crime is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The National Center encourages all qualified applicants to apply, especially those who identify as a member of a minority or underserved group. We value diversity and are committed to an inclusive workforce.

The National Center offers an excellent benefits package including; health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

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The National Center for Victims of Crime is a great place to work!

The National Center offers a challenging and rewarding professional career opportunity. We also set aside some time to have fun, such as during our annual summer retreat and annual winter holiday gathering.

Our office is located in Washington, DC. We are a short walk from the Dupont Circle, Farragut North, Farragut West, and Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail stations, as well as several Metrobus stops. Our building also has a parking garage.

We offer comprehensive benefits to full-time employees, such as:
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield health insurance coverage (PPO medical, dental, vision, and pharmaceutical) for employees and their spouses, domestic partners, and children 
  • 401(k)plan with generous 4% matching and 3% non-elective contributions 
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage 
  • Life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance coverage 
  • Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical and dependent care expenses 
  • Section 132(f) pre-tax transportation program for qualified mass transit and parking expenses 
  • 3 to 4 weeks of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave, and 2 days of personal leave per year 
  • 11 paid holidays per year 

The National Center for Victims of Crime is an equal opportunity employer.



Partner Organization Job Opportunities


Director of Research and Policy - JPI

The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) seeks a Director of Research and Policy. Founded in 1997, JPI is a national nonprofit organization that promotes justice reform and advances policies that promote well-being and justice for all people and communities. JPI's research and analyses identify effective programs and policies; we disseminate our findings to the media, policymakers and advocates; and we provide training and technical assistance supports to people across the country working for justice reform.

The Director of Research and Policy will have strategic and operational responsibility for generating, coordinating and helping to disseminate JPI's research on juvenile and criminal justice policy. The Director of Research and Policy will report to the Executive Director. The successful applicant for the position will be expected to support continuation of JPI's national leadership encouraging effective juvenile and criminal justice reform policies, as well as help provide overall coordination of JPI's research and communications efforts. The position requires an ability to manage multiple priorities and a positive team orientation. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic thought leadership on justice system policy issues
  • Manage JPI's research calendar, and coordinate regular research and policy and meetings
  • In partnership with other staff, develop ideas and concepts for future research and policy priorities
  • Serve as an author and project manager on JPI research publications, including reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, rapid response materials, blog posts, op-eds, testimony and other research materials for dissemination to the field
  • Supervise research staff and consultants
  • Provide technical research assistance to other JPI staff, organizations in the field and the media
  • Assist with grant proposals and reports
  • In partnership with other staff, assist with development and implementation of dissemination and communications strategies for JPI publications, including release strategy, editing documents, and drafting collateral written materials
  • Represent JPI in meetings, coalitions, panels and at conferences
  • Create presentations of research findings for legislative bodies, government agencies, conferences and other public forums
  • Serve as research and policy contact to federal, state and local governments, national organizations, and state-based organizations working on juvenile and criminal justice policy reform
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and other planning and coordinating meetings

Qualifications

  • The Research and Policy Director will be thoroughly committed to JPI's mission of justice reform and community development.
  • Candidates should possess the following skills and experience:
  • Five or more years of experience, including work on national and state juvenile and criminal justice policy issues
  • A history of leadership in juvenile justice or criminal justice policy reform
  • Proven facility in applied research on justice and/or related social policies, including familiarity and comfort accessing, manipulating, and analyzing large datasets, including budgets and census data; ability to conduct literature reviews, interview and survey skills; and general ability to understand and clearly explain complex statistical analyses
  • Evidence of well-developed written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability to translate complex ideas and information into clear prose for a general audience
    Track record of meeting deadlines
  • Experience working with government, nonprofits, policymakers, advocates, activists and individuals directly impacted by the justice system
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, external partners and diverse communities
  • Masters or professional degree
  • Supervisory experience 
Salary:Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience
Hours: Full-time, salaried
To Apply:Please send letter of application and resume to info@justicepolicy.org. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.JPI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity.