Location: Fully Remote -- Some travel will be required in accordance with BLMP COVID travel policies.
Reports to: Co-Director
Status: Full-time, Exempt
The Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP) envisions a world where no one is forced to give up their homeland and where all Black LGBTQIA+ people are free and liberated. We build and center the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people through organizing & base-building, strategic communications, and viability & sustainability. We are led by a directly impacted steering committee, staff and consultants, and operate organizing networks in New York City, DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia region), Minneapolis, California, and the South. We build power, community, and knowledge in the U.S., while challenging the role that the U.S. plays globally in creating the conditions that force us to leave our homes.
BLMP is seeking a strategic Director of Communications who has extensive communications experience, ideally within a grassroots nonprofit structure, and covering areas such as website content, newsletters, media relations and press pitching, and donor communications. The Director of Communications will join BLMP’s leadership team and help to shape the overall vision and strategy of our work.
Reporting to BLMP’s Co-Director, the Director of Communications will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate BLMP’s mission, vision, and values. The communications team, along with other members of the staff, partner on a variety of strategic initiatives across the organization. The Director of Communications will build BLMP’s profile and ensure that BLMP is viewed as a primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within the broader Black liberation, LGBTQIA+, and migrant justice movements. The Director of Communications will also lead strategy in relationship and partnership with BLMP’s membership base, made up entirely of Black queer, trans, and non-binary migrants and first generation people. In this role, the Director of Communications will liaise and manage projects with communication consultants, and will be responsible for bottom-lining the design of materials and websites, including project management for website redesign(s), and graphic design for new materials. Specifically, the person who fills this role will lead the organization’s upcoming visual branding revamp.
The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills, strong writing skills, team-working qualities and will be able to work across different departments to ensure the organization's messaging is consistent internally and externally. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the relevant audiences through the most effective distribution channels. We are looking for someone who is passionate about Black liberation, Black migrant justice and abolition of the carceral state; who is committed to centering and building the leadership of Black migrants and 1st generation Black people who identify as TGNCI, women, femmes, and/or who are living with disabilities.
Messaging and Branding
Supervision and Leadership
Knowledge and Skills
Starting salary is $114,500. Generous benefits include comprehensive health (medical, dental, vision, and FSA), matched retirement savings, three weeks vacation, sick and family leave, and sabbatical program.
To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and a writing sample. The writing sample must be a minimum of 1 page and a maximum of 3 pages that showcases your narrative strategy skills or an example of your communication work in a nonprofit or advocacy setting. This can be something you've already written.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
More information about BLMP can be found at BLMP.org.