Brand and Communications Director

Director, Brand and Communications

Full-time, Permanent

Dupont Circle/Washington, D.C. - Remote during pandemic

Starting salary range: $100,000 – $120,000



At DC Action, we know the District’s young people can accomplish anything when they have a fair chance.

And we also know how much stands in their way -- particularly our young people most affected by poverty and racism. These are powerful injustices, and they must be met with an equally powerful response.

We’re uniting all those fighting on behalf of DC’s children and youth to pursue a single, shared vision for what it looks like to grow up in our city. Because, while childhood exists on a continuum from birth to adulthood, the systems, programs and organizations designed to support our children and youth are too often fragmented by age.

Together with our young people, parents and community partners, we’re advocating with one voice for public policies that support kids at every step from early childhood to early adulthood. We are stronger, louder and more effective together. And, whether we are focused on helping a toddler learn her letters or a young man pursue his professional passion, we share one goal: that all of DC’s children and youth grow up safe, resilient, powerful, and heard.

Please visit Our Policy Priorities to learn more about our work, values and impact. 



The Director of Brand and Communications is a new role for DC Action and an exciting opportunity to lead a team of communications and marketing professionals to extend the reach, influence, and impact of DC Action and its signature coalitions and initiatives. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Chief of Staff to develop, execute and oversee an organization-wide, integrated communications strategy leveraging our content experts, data-driven advocacy and the lived experience of parents and young people to challenge discriminatory narratives, break down structural barriers, and allow every young person to reach their full potential.



The most competitive candidates will possess the following skills and experiences: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in brand management, advocacy communications, and leading teams with relevant experience in media relations, and multi-media digital communications.
  • Passion for children and young people with a knowledge of national and local policymaking.
  • Commitment to anti-racist principles and to apply them daily. 
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively in written and oral communications. 
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple priorities, take initiative, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You empower others to act and hold yourself and others accountable. You are comfortable working independently and as part of a team and recognize that work sometimes happens outside of routine business hours.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Able to initiate and build relationships with diverse stakeholders and communicate effectively in-person and in writing. 
  • Great sense of humor. Complement rigor and high standards with an ability to encourage fun and laughter in a team environment. 
  • Flexibility. Ability to pivot and re-prioritize as strategies shift or evolve. 
  • In it for the long haul. Not just looking for a one year engagement, but have a long-term vision for DC Action’s external positioning and looking to stay for a few years to see the fruits of your labor.



The starting salary for this position is $100,000 – $120,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. DC Action offers a generous benefit package, a great team, and a working environment committed to fostering staff growth and leadership. 



To apply, please complete the Brand and Communications Director Job Application.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. 

DC Action recognizes and honors diversity in race, ethnicity, culture, age, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, and places where people live. We seek to reflect this diversity in all aspects of our work, including the composition of our board, staff, and volunteers. Further, DC Action seeks to be a multicultural and culturally competent organization that works for equity among all people. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. 

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from DC Action.