Communications Director

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


  • 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 individuals from diverse backgrounds


$65,000.00 – $85,000.00

Employment Type



New York City

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The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CENTRO is the largest university-based research institute, library, and archive dedicated to the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.