National Communications Director

Full Time | Application Deadline: 05/31/2024 10:11am


Emgage Foundation is a national civic education and engagement organization for Muslim Americans that is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with chapters in six states. We are seeking an experienced, mission-driven professional to lead the communications program to effectively influence public debate, oversee contact with the press, craft digital advocacy campaigns, shape the organization’s public image, and manage the organization’s digital assets.


  • Advancing the vision and values of Emgage across various communications channels;
  •  Supporting our organizing campaigns by amplifying grassroots voices and leveraging national state and regional media; and
  • Supporting and developing strong communicators and digital organizers at our state chapters.


  • Develop, manage and drive the organization’s media and messaging strategy, coordinated through various channels, with input from Staff and select Board members. 
  • Advance the organization’s message, policies and ideas in traditional and social media.
  • Utilizing social media monitoring programs to track and manipulate trends.
  • Generate the production of high quality, timely, original social media and digital content. 
  • Guide the organization’s earned media strategy, including the creation and oversight of the execution of media plans.
  • Consult with other departments on all external communications.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with the media and bloggers, and ally organizations’ communications staff.
  • Maintain best practices and operations for all digital platforms including websites and social media, mass email systems, channels. Incorporate data-driven strategies to ensure a top-notch digital performance. Identify and negotiate with vendor partners to implement emerging technologies.
  • Drive subscribership and regular communications with existing pool of subscribers.
  • Stay current on best practices, trends, and technologies related to content creation and communications.
  • Develop clear, coordinated processes for the execution of communications products across the entire organization. 
  • Along with the Executive Director, personally represent the organization in the media, and advise on all press contacts.


  • Experience leading a fast-paced and effective communications program for a civic organizing and/or advocacy organization, political or issue campaign.
  • 5+ years working experience managing communications strategy development in a civic organizing or advocacy environment.
  • Experience integrating communications with organizing and campaigns. Experience with developing/executing both digital and traditional media campaign plans.
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and executing content and digital strategy for civic or political organizations.
  • Strong leadership, quantitative analysis and organizational skills.
  • Project management experience. 
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work with diverse people and organizations.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills with ability to influence others to move toward a common vision or goal.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in communications, marketing, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of legal constraints of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofits.
  • Unwavering commitment to social justice and experience with social change organizing.


The position is part of the leadership team of Emgage with a competitive salary and potential for long term advancement. Our competitive benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, 401k plan with employer contribution, and paid time off.