We’re Hiring!


We’re excited to announce that Critical Resistance is hiring!

We are looking to fill our National Media & Communications Director! August 14, 2020.


National Media & Communications Director

Oakland, CA

Deadline to Apply: August 14, 2020 | Position starts: Early September, 2020

The National Media & Communications Director will work with CR members and allies to develop and implement communication plans and strategies to support our projects and campaigns; increase CR’s national impact and profile; and amplify the concept and practice of PIC abolition nationally.

View and share full job description here. 



  • Developing and coordinating successful media campaigns and communications strategies
  • Understanding of and commitment to prison industrial complex abolition
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Training and group facilitation–developing facilitation plans, agendas, and materials, prepping participants, facilitating work planning sessions, supporting follow up tasks.
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities well, to set priorities, and follow work plans
  • Willingness and ability to seek out relevant work and allies for building partnerships and coalitions
  • Supporting interns and volunteers
  • Working with computers including updating websites, email groups and listservs, word processing, and database management
  • Willingness to travel
  • Public Speaking


  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish a plus
  • Experience in a national organization
  • Experience working in an organization with volunteer members, and developing volunteer leadership
  • Supervisory experience within a community-based organization
  • Experience with organizational finances
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Graphic design skills(Adobe products, Canva, etc)
  • Experience creating or supporting regular publications (newsletters, newspapers, journals, etc)


  • Formerly imprisoned people are highly encouraged to apply.
  • We also encourage people of color, women, queer and trans/gender-nonconforming people to apply.
  • We welcome people from all educational backgrounds to apply.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample (5 pages maximum) via email (Word documents or PDF files, please) to: hiring@criticalresistance.org.

Or you can send hard copy applications to:

ATTN: Hiring Committee Critical Resistance1904 Franklin St., Suite 504 Oakland, CA, 94612

Please send any questions regarding the position to hiring@criticalresistance.org