The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the leading organization in the U.S. promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. We envision a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights; in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies; and in which the fears, prejudices, and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.
We have played a pivotal role in transforming the national conversation about drug policy. We heightened conversations at the federal and state level around the role of race in shaping drug policy and moved vital issues – like legalizing cannabis, ending mass incarceration, and prioritizing health and harm reduction responses to the overdose crisis – from the fringes of U.S. politics to the mainstream.
We are ambitious risk takers and unrelenting advocates with radical imaginations, ﬁghting to change hearts and minds and build a world that centers justice, communities, and dignity. With more than 35 staff in New York, California, New Mexico, and Washington, DC, we have an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million, 12,000 dues-paying members and 170,000 active online subscribers.
Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is seeking a dynamic, analytical, BOLD, and creative Director, Digital Communications & Strategy to join a 5-person in-house communications team. Reporting to the Managing Director, Communications & Marketing, and in alignment with DPA’s strategic plan, yearly communications, and marketing plan, the Director, Digital Communications & Strategy will create and implement a digital marketing and communications strategy for the organization.
The Director Digital Communications & Strategy will work closely with the communications, development (specially with Director, Membership) and policy teams to ensure a cohesive, high impact consistent, organizational digital communications and marketing approach.
Our ideal candidate is a creative self-starter with impeccable digital marketing communications savvy and demonstrated skills with a strong interest in drug policy, criminal justice, human rights, civil rights, and racial justice work.
Primary Responsibilities Continued:
They must be highly organized and conceptualize and implement winning, measurable marketing strategies that move our key advocacy campaigns, core messages and narratives, digital fundraising, and public education efforts. They must value teamwork and be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in a kind, approachable, and positive manner. (We have a great team who value both high-quality work and positive morale.)
Terms of Employment:
Applicants must reside in DPA’s priority areas: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington D.C, or surrounding areas. Currently all DPA staff members are working remotely, with NYC staff members expected to return to the NY office in early 2022.
Applicants outside of NYC will work remotely on an on-going basis, but light travel (1-3 times a year) expected.
DPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance; a generous 403(b) plan; and 25 days paid time off.
Applicants must send a cover letter and resume to drugpolicy.bamboohr.com/jobs. In your cover letter, please indicate why you want to work in drug policy, and link to (or send separately) at least three relevant samples of professional work. Samples should be varied to showcase your digital communications and marketing proficiency.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
No phone calls, please. We will only contact candidates who are under consideration.
The Drug Policy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation, or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hiring people who have been adversely affected by the war on drugs.
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