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Communications Associate

Position Description: Communications Associate

Title: Communications Associate

Reports to: Communications Director

Type: Exempt / “At Pleasure

The Communications Assistant will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day programmatic and administrative tasks for the Communications Department and will be expected to:  create a social media strategy and manage online communications, assist with the creation of editorial content, assist with the production of high-quality communications materials, assist with the communications of CFYJ’s state campaign work and Youth Justice Awareness Month, and other communications duties as needed. The employee in this position will report to the Communications Director.

Fall 2018 Fellow in Operations and Development with the Campaign for Youth Justice

Operations and Development (1 Fellow position): The Operations and Development fellow will intern full time in the CFYJ office. Fellow responsibilities may include: researching and identifying funding opportunities for the organization, writing for the CFYJ blog, reaching out to potential funders to set up meetings for senior staff, promoting local events to raise awareness on our issue, helping to keep the office running smoothly, and drafting donor emails.  The Intern will also support October’s Youth Justice Awareness Month by following up with corporations who might want to sponsor YJAM. 

In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to help with our Prisoner Correspondence Program, and to provide data entry support to help expand the reach of our action alerts.  He/she will also help put together a summer learning institute for other youth justice fellows in the DC area.

Fall 2018 Juvenile Justice Communications & State Campaign Intern

The communications intern will work directly with CFYJ’s Communications Director as well as other members of CFYJ staff. This intern will participate in a variety of activities including web-based projects, research, writing, and event planning. Specific duties include assisting with CFYJ events, such as report launches, press conferences, forums and roundtables; maintaining and updating media lists; uploading web content, social media, compiling news clippings, photos and video; and completing other office duties as assigned. This Internship will involve a heavy emphasis on developing and expanding CFYJ’s online media presence, social networking outreach, and blog content.

Fall 2018 Research & Policy Legal Fellow with the Campaign for Youth Justice

The Research & Policy Legal Fellow (1 Fellow Position): The Research and Policy Legal Fellow will intern part-time in the CFYJ office. Fellow responsibilities may include tracking and researching different justice-related policies (local, state, federal) or proposed policies (reform bills) that could impact CFYJ’s current or future projects, and assisting with various research-related tasks. These tasks may include quantitative and/or qualitative data collection, data entry, and/or analysis, preparing literature reviews, drafting blog entries for CFYJ’s website, and assisting with specific state-level policy requests. Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend local and federal briefings and hearings.