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Strategic Communications Coordinator
New York County Defender Services “(NYCDS”), one of New York City’s premiere public defender offices, is accepting applications for the position of Strategic Communications Coordinator.  NYCDS delivers high quality legal services to our clients in the borough of Manhattan and is responsible for handling one-fourth of Manhattan criminal court arraignments every year. 

Essential duties include:
- Deliver strategic, actionable communications guidance that advances the organization’s goals and enhances its reputation.
- Develop, execute, and measure the effectiveness of the office’s short and long-term communications plan and strategy.
- Ensure that all public communication is consistent and aligned with the office’s values, mission, and vision.
- Anticipate, advise, and manage the office’s crisis communications.
- Help build the capacity and confidence of staff to engage and participate in communications by identifying and creating training opportunities.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with media contacts.
- Foster relationships between key staff and reporters, editorial boards, producers, and other stakeholders and influencers.
- Oversee and expand the organization’s social media platforms and digital communications.
- Survey the media landscape for opportunities and challenges based on national legislation, breaking news, and other trends.
- Grow NYCDS’ capacity to create original creative content for our social media channels, email marketing, and website.
- Work in conjunction with the NYCDS Policy Team and Director of Human Resources.
- Aid the Executive Director and Leadership Team in developing an effective internal communications strategy that is aligned with NYCDS’ values, mission, and vision.
Position: Strategic Communications Coordinator
Organization: New York County Defender Services
Location: New York,  NY 
United States
Salary: 65000 - 85,000
Posting Start Date: 10/13/2022
Date Posted: 10/13/2022
Requirements - At least five years of work experience in communications; exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered.
- Knowledge of relevant New York State criminal law practice and legal system reform initiatives
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong research and writing skills.
- Ability to consider multiple perspectives, think critically, provide an analysis of communication strategies and related risks as well as implement solutions to complex communication issues.

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample and three references to the Director of Human Resources at dcook@nycds.org no later than Friday, November 11th, 2022.
Applicants will only be contacted on or before November 30th, 2022, if selected for an interview.
New York County Defender Services is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion both in hiring and in the creation and maintenance of our work culture.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/11/2023
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New York County Defender Services
100 William St, 20th Fl.

New York,  NY 10038
United States
Deborah Cook