Chief Communications Officer

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Job location
PO 750
Venice, CA 90294
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
The Bail Project
Street address: 
PO 750
Job type: 
Policy Development/Advocacy
Position Description: 

About The Bail Project
The Bail Project is a national nonprofit that provides free bail assistance and pretrial support to thousands of low-income people every year, while advancing policy change at the local, state and national level. It is on a mission to combat mass incarceration by eliminating reliance on cash bail and demonstrating that a more humane, equitable, and effective pretrial system is possible. For more information about its vision for a more just criminal legal system, see its publication After Cash Bail.

The Bail Project team is a community of advocates committed to ending mass incarceration and advancing racial and economic justice. The organization consists of a central support hub and a growing network of local teams who work in their communities to provide bail assistance and help advance advocacy efforts on the ground. The central support hub includes departments that focus on operations and client support services, data, program evaluation, strategic communications, policy advocacy, philanthropy, financial management, legal affairs, training, and more.

For more information on The Bail Project, please visit its website.

The Opportunity
As the head of the Communications Department, the CCO will manage a team of five, providing a full range of communications services to the organization, including but not limited to: issue messaging and brand strategy, media relations, editorial and creative content, crisis communications, social media, social marketing, internal communications, and the publication of TBP’s annual report.

View and download the full position description here.


The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:
• A profound belief in and commitment to the mission of The Bail Project;
• A minimum of 7 years in a similar executive role with proven strategic communications experience;
• Strong messaging, writing/editing skills, and news judgement;
• Strategic, organizational thinking;
• Superior coaching skills;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and agile decision making;
• Demonstrated success managing through change;
• Experience as a spokesperson (preferred).

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, February 11, 2023