NACA seeks an experienced, passionate, and entrepreneurial communications professional to raise the visibility of the organization and communicate the impact of its work. Part of a rapidly growing leadership team, the Communications Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a national communications strategy that supports existing best-in-class programs and raise the profile of NACA’s initiatives and campaigns both nationally and in local markets. Reporting directly to a highly visible CEO, the Communications Director will ensure that NACA’s work and mission are widely and accurately publicized. NACA’s campaigns and advocacy efforts often involve demonstrations and actions targeted against individuals, corporations, and government entities that are on the wrong side of fair lending and economic justice issues. The communications and media coverage around these actions must be targeted and clear. NACA’s advocacy approach is based on confrontational, aggressive direct action to confront decision makers where they live and socialize. Campaigns by NACA have been covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC Nightly News, MSNBC, CNBC, National Public Radio, international media and numerous others. In 2007, NACA’s Founder and CEO, Bruce Marks, was named Boston Globe’s Bostonian of the Year.
In addition to supporting a growing, high profile organization, the Communications Director has the opportunity build a strong communications infrastructure, and develop NACA’s Communications Department as it conducts several exciting initiatives - including an on-site radio studio, state-of-the-art podcasts, website enhancements, and social media - to enhance two-way communications with NACA’s two million plus members and others. NACA’s communication activities will grow markedly as it launches multi-state initiatives focused on student debt, criminal justice and economic justice issues.