Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Center for Human Rights

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Job Posting: Communications Director - Center for Human Rights in Iran

Position Overview:

Are you a strategic communicator passionate about human rights advocacy and experienced in leading comprehensive communications initiatives? The Center for Human Rights in Iran is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as our Communications Director. In this role, you will lead our comms efforts and campaigns, honing our message, and engaging diverse audiences across various platforms.

This is a remote, full-time position operating in Eastern Time zone hours, providing competitive pay and benefits. This role necessitates an individual with superior English writing and editing abilities, proficient in social media marketing and campaign strategizing, adept at creating and posting compelling content on various platforms, and eager to learn from and work closely with team members.



  • Content Development: Create and edit compelling multimedia content, including press releases, articles, and social media posts, ensuring consistency and effectiveness in messaging.
  • Strategic Communications: Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive communication strategies aligned with the organization's mission and goals.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including media members and outlets, partner organizations, and advocacy targets, to amplify our impact and reach.
  • Brand Management: Grow the organization's brand integrity and ensure consistent messaging across all communication channels.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with internal teams, including the deputy director and other staff, to coordinate efforts and achieve organizational objectives.



  • Three to five years' experience managing communications and social media, preferably for news-driven, political and/or advocacy organizations
  • Content Expertise: Possessing exceptional writing and editing skills, with a proven track record of crafting high-caliber content for diverse audiences across multiple platforms. Proficient in managing and posting on website, social media, and email software platforms, including Wordpress, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and iContact.
  • Strategic Vision: Proven experience in developing and executing communication strategies within the nonprofit sector, with a focus on human rights or social justice issues.
  • Community Engagement: Experience in building and nurturing online communities, driving engagement and mobilization around human rights issues.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required; proficiency in Persian (reading and writing) is highly desirable.


About Us:

The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) is a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and safeguarding human rights in Iran. Established in 2008, CHRI conducts research, documents human rights violations, and provides policy recommendations to governments and international organizations. Headquartered in New York City and Washington, D.C., CHRI operates within the framework of international human rights law.

Join us in our commitment to defending and advancing human rights in Iran and beyond.


Application Process:

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, and samples of your previous work to


Equal Opportunity Employer

CHRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Brooklyn, NY 11238


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