Location: Full Time - Rochester, NY/Remote
Measures for Justice is a non-partisan, entrepreneurial non-profit on a mission to develop tools and services that help communities reshape the criminal justice system. Since 2011, we have pioneered a methodology to compare how different justice systems perform on the county level and led the charge to improve county-level criminal justice data. While we do not advocate for any specific reforms, we do work to make change possible by increasing system transparency, accessibility, and accountability. We’ve got world-class criminal justice data and technology chops. And a culture that demands excellence, rigor and people who like to make good ideas come to life.
Local communities and the institutions that serve them are in the best position to reshape how their criminal justice system works.
What Problem Is MFJ Trying to Solve?
The data communities need to make informed decisions about system performance and change are in short supply. The same goes for accountability and transparency. As a result, communities and the institutions that serve them are not equipped to work together on lasting change.
How Does MFJ Solve This Problem?
We’ve developed a new model for the public and their prosecutor/police/courts to work together to track how criminal justice is being carried out and to advance common goals. This work happens via a new public dashboard called Commons that creates a space for making criminal justice data transparent and shared policy goals public. Commons provides important local data that communities need to hold officials responsible. The data we have now gives no power. Commons changes that.
Your job is to develop and lead the marketing and communications strategy to help raise awareness of what Measures for Justice does, support philanthropic development, build up our reputation in the field, compel engagement with our mission, support selling in our tools and services to criminal justice agencies and offices at scale, and promote their use in communities.
You will be a senior leader in the organization, responsible for both supporting and collaborating with the Engagement, Development, and Product teams. You will oversee and execute an integrated product marketing and organizational communications strategy that supports revenue generation (from philanthropy, tools and services) and community engagement. You will also be helping to ensure we have an internal comms program that helps drive strategy and foster collaboration across the organization.
We are seeking a seasoned marketing and communications professional with at least 10+ years of experience leading a team and collaborating with fellow leaders. The ideal candidate will have a perhaps unique combination of strengths in marketing technology solutions, communicating a non-profit mission, and doing so with a 360-degree view of a wide range of stakeholders. We are also willing to consider candidates who are stronger in marketing tech than communicating mission.
What You Will Do, Specifically
- Oversee execution of marketing and communications strategies.
- Develop and oversee a go-to-market strategy that supports our product launches at scale
- Work closely with other team leaders on consistent messaging and strategy
- Oversee content development including its positioning
- Oversee internal communications
- Manage work streams executed by our PR firm and other supporting vendors
- Manage direct reports, who themselves generate and share content across multiple channels
- Have Marketing/Comms experience (10+ years) developing, growing, and leading a team, ideally for a tech product in a government space;
- Are comfortable with changing priorities and timelines;
- Have excellent collaborative skills;
- Are highly organized and can juggle multiple calendars;
- Know how to tell a good story;
- Are passionate about wanting to do good in the world.
MFJ is committed to equity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a casual work environment. Our office is wheelchair accessible.
It is the policy of Measures for Justice to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Measures for Justice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the interview process, please contact Rachel Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.