Senior Manager, Communications

Position Summary:

CLC is seeking a Senior Manager, Communications to develop strategic communications plans that will elevate the issues of campaign finance and government ethics. The Senior Manager, Communications will report to CLC’s Director, Communications Campaigns and serve as a liaison between the communications team and the litigation/policy teams working on campaign finance and ethics. The position requires knowledge of the campaign finance system through work at a government organization, watchdog agency/nonprofit, political campaign, or other relevant experience.

Please note this position will focus on CLC’s campaign finance and ethics portfolio, not CLC’s voting rights and redistricting portfolio.

We work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment and encourage team players to apply. This position is a member of a large team and requires effective interpersonal skills, attention to detail, strong project management, excellent writing abilities, and capacity to work some nights/weekends when necessary for rapid responses.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with reporters, including innovating, designing and implementing new external press outreach strategies to help cultivate reporter relationships
  • Develop and implement integrated, strategic communications plans around litigation and policy initiatives
  • Manage incoming media requests and work with a consultant to aggressively pitch media outlets and promote CLC spokespeople
  • Draft press materials including press releases, statements, advisories, blog posts, op-eds, reports and public education materials
  • Provide press support, including preparing spokespeople for interviews, creating talking points and setting up interviews
  • Plan and manage press conferences/calls and media events
  • Create and provide text to assist the digital team in creating content for web, email and social platforms
  • Work with litigation and policy staff to help produce and edit high quality materials such as advocacy reports, fact sheets, case pages, blogs and op-eds
  • Conduct trainings for staff on communications best practices, how to speak with the media and how to write op-eds
  • Oversee Communications Assistant’s work in campaign finance and ethics related to media clips distribution, media log, posting clips to the website and updating spokesperson bios with highlighted media hits
  • Support CLC book events across program areas
  • Support the development of messaging materials to effectively communicate with CLC audiences  

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of experience working in communications for a nonprofit, campaign, on the Hill, or for a public affairs firm serving nonprofits
  • Knowledge of campaign finance and ethics law
  • Experience building relationships with press contacts
  • A demonstrated ability to craft and implement strategic communications campaigns
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with knowledge of the AP style guide
  • Confident public speaking skills
  • A team player and collaborator
  • Must be available for after-hour/weekend rapid response
  • Expressed commitment to CLC’s mission


Compensation & Benefits

We offer salary commensurate with experience plus a competitive benefits package including 401(k) match, employer-covered health, dental, vision, short- & long-term disability, AD&D, and life insurance.


To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter withSenior Manager, Communications” as the subject line in an email to [email protected]  The cover letter must include why you are interested in working on campaign finance and ethics at CLC, your previous experience working on campaign finance issues or how knowledge from your previous experiences will help you succeed in this role. Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. Please no phone calls about this position.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. CLC is proud to be an inclusive organization. It does not make hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions, based on race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, personal appearance, pregnancy, political affiliation, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability, record of arrest or conviction, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, District of Columbia, or local law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, termination, benefits, and training.

Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all inclusive of additional duties that may arise as business needs change.