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Director of Communications

Looking for a “jack of all trades” communications expert to join our small, highly motivated, very congenial, leadership team. As a one-person shop, your day might include everything from “grunt work” to strategic decision-making; from basic copywriting to high profile presentations. You must have experience in social media, media relations, websites, e-newsletters, and presentations. You must be an exceptional writer and editor, with an understanding of intellectual property. You must be a true team player, committed to working collaboratively with decentralized colleagues. Financial expertise is highly desirable, though not required; but you must exhibit and espouse sound personal finance habits. Experience with special events and public awareness campaigns is a plus and will be part of this role. Preference will be given to applicants in the Washington, DC area; however, a remote work arrangement may be considered for candidates with strong qualifications. Reports to the CEO. Competitive benefits include medical and dental.

The Jump$tart Coalition is a Washington DC-based nonprofit organization of more than 100 national partners and a network of independent state affiliates, which share a commitment to advancing financial literacy, especially among preschool through college-age students. We achieve our mission through communication, collaboration, and support for effectiveness in financial education. Jump$tart is the original promoter of April as Financial Literacy Month; co-publisher of the National Standards for Personal Financial Education; and administrator of the premiere searchable database of financial education resources, among other initiatives.

If you want to make a difference in advancing financial literacy across the country, please submit your résumé to with your salary expectations and a cover letter not to exceed 500 words. Your cover letter must outline why you want to lead communications for a financial literacy organization and will demonstrate your writing style and philosophical fit. Let your enthusiasm shine through.