Assistant Director of Communications

Reports to: Director of Content and Communication

FLSA Status: Full-time/Exempt

Date: January 2021

Location: Washington, D.C. or Cambridge, MA
(CCI is currently working remotely until at least July 1, 2021.)

About the Organization
The Center for Community Investment (CCI) at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy works to ensure that people of color and people with low incomes have a fair chance to lead healthy lives. We have a well-established framework and approach that community partnerships can use to mobilize investment capital to create opportunities for affordable housing, jobs, fresh foods, and other drivers of good health while making communities more cohesive, resilient, and environmentally sustainable in the face of climate change. The Center, backed by several major national foundations, encourages innovation and shared learning among a broad set of stakeholders, from mission-driven investors, banks, and intermediaries to community leaders, policy-makers, local officials, anchor institutions, and others with an interest in achieving better outcomes for all people.

Our three-person communications team plays a central role in CCI’s influence agenda by creating and sharing content that advances the understanding and adoption of our framework among our program participants, partners, and stakeholders. Like all of CCI’s work, our influence agenda operates in service of our ultimate goal of transforming community investment so that it can more successfully redress the effects of structural racism on disinvested communities.

The Role
The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director are to design and implement CCI’s communications and media strategies and to oversee the production of the communications products we share through those strategies. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director of Content and Communications, who oversees content creation, and the Communications Assistant, who supports our speaking engagements, e-communications, social media, and the work of the Director and Assistant Director. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing, editing, multimedia production, and project management skills and a history of designing and implementing successful communications and media strategies.

We strongly encourage candidates with a commitment to advancing racial equity and social justice to apply, and we are open to hiring a qualified candidate at the Associate Director level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement communications plans and media strategies that advance CCI’s influence agenda, including developing creative approaches to amplifying our work and the work of our program participants and partners, creating individual campaigns appropriate to specific products and initiatives, maintaining and expanding our networks, identifying and cultivating communications contacts
  • Manage design process and production of written materials, including creating production timelines, coordinating with vendors, overseeing design, maintaining stylistic consistency across publications
  • Coordinate all aspects of CCI’s creative, digital, and multimedia work, including conceptualizing, planning, and production of videos and podcasts
  • Oversee CCI’s website, including strategic design, multimedia content, maintenance, troubleshooting, managing web and design consultants
  • Monitor and evaluate content and strategy effectiveness through analytic tools to identify tactics and messages that reach and resonate with key audiences
  • Support Director of Content and Communication with editorial process, communications initiatives, special projects
  • Develop and maintain relationships with program participants, partner organizations, consultants, vendors


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree a plus
  • Minimum five years relevant professional experience with increasing responsibility
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent social media experience and skills
  • Excellent project management, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including cultural competence and sensitivity to diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Flexible and adaptive approach with the ability to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams
  • Eye for design aesthetics and brand consistency
  • Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Design skills (desired)
  • Web development and management (desired)
  • Drupal, MailChimp, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator (desired)

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to

About the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide. With locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, and Beijing, we organize our work in seven major areas: Planning and Urban Form, Valuation and Taxation, International and Institute-Wide Initiatives, Latin America and the Caribbean, People’s Republic of China, The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, and the Center for Community Investment.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Individuals seeking employment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law.

Transforming investment in communities


CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The California Endowment.

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