Communications Director

Accountability Counsel


  • Location: San Francisco or Washington, D.C.
  • Rolling application

Accountability Counsel seeks a Communications Director to serve as our chief storyteller and communications strategist at our high-performing legal non-profit. We work globally to amplify the voices of vulnerable communities to protect their human rights and environment. Our team of world-class attorneys work directly with communities to defend their environmental and human rights in the face of abuses financed from abroad. We don’t litigate in courts, but instead specialize in the non-judicial complaint offices that have been created to address these types of disputes. Our stellar team of policy advocates work to ensure that those complaint offices are transparent, independent, fair, accessible and effective. We also convene a global network of advocates foster a global accountability movement.  We are an organization with a reputation for making an outsize impact.

Our team has worked in communities in over 35 countries in our seven-year history, achieving victories such as one in Mexico, where we successfully supported indigenous people to stop a project from destroying their communities. We have improved accountability policy at every multilateral development bank, at two U.S. federal agencies, and within the OECD system. Our advocacy has led to the creation of several new complaint offices, and we have a new ground-breaking initiative on impact investing. Our approach pays particular attention to women, children, and other marginalized groups. We work in three global locations and are growing to new regions in the coming years.