Digital Coordinator

Center for Effective Public Policy, Kensington, Maryland

Date PostedNovember 27, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$60,000.00 - $80,000.00

Digital Coordinator



For nearly 40 years, the Center for Effective Public Policy has helped justice system professionals and their partners collaboratively identify and implement effective, evidence-based strategies that reduce harm and improve justice system outcomes. The Center’s staff and network of expert consultants have diverse qualifications and backgrounds in criminal justice planning, policy, and practice, particularly in pretrial justice, sentencing, probation, parole, and corrections. The Center’s main office is in Kensington, Maryland; the majority of Center staff and consultants work from their home-based locations around the country.


The Center’s projects are diverse and nationwide. The Center’s existing projects address, among other topics, evidence-based decision making, parole release decisions, campus sexual assault, dosage probation, and work supporting justice-involved women. In 2019, the Center will launch a multi-year national criminal justice project focused on pretrial reform. Pretrial reform is receiving broad, national attention. State legislatures are passing bail reform laws at an unprecedented pace; state and federal court rulings are requiring justice systems to reconsider and change practices that result in the pretrial detention of low-risk persons with limited economic means; and, at the same time, important research and reform efforts are influencing state and local pretrial practices.


Through this project, the Center will provide training and technical assistance to communities across the country to support pretrial risk assessment implementation and research as well as other pretrial reform initiatives. The project has the potential to change the face of pretrial justice by providing intensive in-person assistance to a select number of jurisdictions throughout the nation, making innovative online resources and services available to interested communities, training a broad network of experts from pertinent disciplines as peer supporters and active champions for local pretrial reform, and engaging in and shaping the national dialogue around matters critical to pretrial reform in the U.S. justice system.


The Center seeks to hire a Digital Coordinator to work full-time on this exciting project. This is a new position thatcan be home-based or based in the Center’s Kensington, Maryland office.

Job Responsibilities

The Digital Coordinator reports to the Communications Director and is responsible for managing the project’s website and executing the project’s digital strategy. Specifically, the Digital Coordinator will:

  • Work closely with the communications team to maintain message consistency across digital platforms.
  • Work closely with the project’s digital strategist and web design firm.
  • Maintain and update the project website.
  • Technically support the delivery of digital training events, including webinars and webcasts.
  • Manage the preparation and sending of email newsletters and upkeep of subscriber lists.
  • Manage the project’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter), with direction from the Communications Director and Manager.
  • Track online engagement and analytics using Google, Help Scout, and other tools.
  • Translate analytics into easy-to-understand, insightful, and actionable reports to present to project partners.
  • Assist with the communication team’s operations and administrative needs.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with digital media.
  • Previous experience with web content management systems.
  • Previous experience with learning management systems preferred.
  • Previous experience using MailChimp.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Wordpress, and/or basic HTML coding a plus.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Familiarity with criminal justice issues desirable.
  • Ability to work under pressure with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Creative thinker, analyst, and problem-solver who exhibits good judgement and common sense.
  • Self-starter who enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Ability to flourish and work independently in a virtual work environment.
  • Highly collegial attitude and desire to work in a collaborative environment.




$60-80,000, based on experience, with excellent benefits.


How to Apply

If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a work sample to Susan Gibel, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Effective Public Policy, Please write “Digital Coordinator” in the subject heading. Relevant work samples may include communications materials (media kit, press releases, articles, etc.) or digital materials (infographic, links to websites or social media accounts you have overseen, etc.).


Cover letters should summarize your relevant experience and expertise and explain why you are interested in joining the Center and working on this project. Cover letters should also include your preferred job location (Kensington, Maryland or home-based).


We will begin to review applications on December 15, 2018, but we will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The position starts immediately. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email if their applications are not accepted.


The Center for Effective Public Policy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status. The Center values diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depends on a diverse staff to carry out its mission.


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