Job Title: Communications Director
PVN ID: HC-2206-004896
Category: Instruction and Social Service
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Mandatory Vaccine Mandate: As of May 27, 2022, all candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law and criteria. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as two weeks after a final dose in primary series of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine ( example: two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson). Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Newly hired employees will be sent an email with instructions on how to upload their vaccine information on the Research Foundation portal.

Job Description

General Description

CENTRO is seeking a full-time Communications Director to help develop, coordinate and execute a comprehensive communications strategy to engage our audiences, raise brand awareness, and increase support for CENTRO. The person in this role will be in charge of creating social media content, producing a bi-monthly digital newsletter, writing copy for the website and providing strategic vision for overall communications. 

Interested candidates must show a demonstrated interest in CENTRO’s mission, as well as have a passion for collaborating with community members and organizations. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing consistent messaging for internal and external audiences that aligns with CENTRO’s mission, vision, and values
  • Creating email and social media content, promotional materials, mailers, and website content to engage target audiences
  • Collaborating with CENTRO’s team leaders to strategically advance organizational and programmatic goals
  • Writing and editing press releases, developing talking points, collaborating on op-eds,  press kit materials
  • Editing grant proposals, presentations, fact sheets, and other supporting material as needed
  • Developing & maintaining effective working relationships with media outlets and ensuring maximum visibility for CENTRO in local, state and regional media outlets.
  • Working closely with the director to position CENTRO researchers and staff to serve as thought leaders and community advocates

Other Duties


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, Journalism or related field preferred
  • Experience creating content and managing print and media campaigns
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with a strong command of storytelling
  • Spanish/English fluency preferred
  • Distilling complex ideas into simple, approachable language for a variety of audiences and channels
  • Ability to create and sustain an engaging voice on social media
  • Commitment to and knowledge of Puerto Rican history and culture in Puerto Rico and its diaspora
  • Commitment to social justice, online advocacy, and digital strategic communications
  • Sensitivity, understanding and the ability to effectively interact with individualsce from diverse backgrounds

Key Features

Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$65,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing Date
Aug 27, 2022 (Or Until Filled)