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Communications Associate (Temporary Part-Time, Nov-February)


The Public Interest Law Center is seeking a temporary part-time communications associate to assist in increasing visibility for the Law Center’s work and supporting the core mission of the organization—advancing the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty--through strategic communications.

This associate will help maintain communication capacity during the fair school funding trial. The position will predominantly focus on communications support for other areas of the Law Center’s work. These may include cases and projects addressing gun violence, protecting the right to vote, or helping to ensure access to affordable and healthy housing.

The associate will assist in media relations, support staff in communication and media needs as they come up, update the organization’s website and social media feeds, and communicate regularly with Law Center supporters under the supervision of the Law Center’s Communications Manager. The position will run from November to mid-February.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Communications Manager to plan and execute communications strategies for cases and projects.
  • Draft and disseminate press releases and media advisories.
  • Assist staff in conceptualizing and drafting op-eds and other public communications.
  • Help maintain the Law Center’s social media feeds.
  • Publicize Law Center events.
  • Maintain the Law Center’s email communications program, including monthly newsletters and periodic updates to supporters.
  • Assist the development team in drafting narrative and fundraising materials as needed.
  • Keep the Law Center’s website up-to-date.
  • Track communications statistics, press contacts, and press coverage.


This is a contract position without benefits. Applicant may work remotely but knowledge and familiarity of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania is strongly preferred. Compensation will be $20/hour. While hours will depend on organizational need, a candidate should expect to work approximately 20 hours per week. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Public Interest Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring a workforce that embraces and embodies the values of inclusion, belonging, cultural humility and mutual respect. We are eager to receive applications from people of all diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, people of color, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. The Law Center invites all applicants to include in their letter of interest a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our organization, communications work and legal practice.

The Law Center is committed to protecting the safety of children.




Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in communications, public relations, or journalism
  • Strong writing skills with proven ability to write clearly and succinctly for the general public.
  • Ability to produce a strong written work product under time constraints.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proactive thinker and solutions driven. The ideal candidate will be able to ask the right questions in order to quickly gain an understanding of new issues, and pass that understanding on to others.
  • Interest in and familiarity with public policy, social movements, civil rights, and/or public interest law.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and comfort with digital communications tools such as Constant Contact, WordPress, and social media.
To Apply: 

Please submit a resume, a writing sample that shows your ability to write for the general public, at least one professional reference, and a letter that describes your relevant experience and why you would be a good fit for this position. You may send to: Leanne Almeida,

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled but preference will be given to candidates who have immediate availability.

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Submission Deadline: 
January 25, 2022
Organization Information: 
The Public Interest Law Center
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd #802
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States