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Communications Director

About the Brookline Center

The Brookline Center has been known throughout its history for ground-breaking, high quality, accessible mental health care. In response to today’s mental health landscape, the Center is re-imagining its core work as the transform of mental health care through the design, development and dissemination of mental health programs and services at the intersection of systems. While our outpatient clinic cares primarily for children and adults in Brookline and neighboring communities, much of the Center’s work extends beyond Brookline and has a statewide, regional, and national impact.

To support and fuel the Brookline Center’s growth and evolution, we are expanding our development and communications teams. If you are interested in shaping the future of mental health and ensuring that care is effective and equitable for all, we would love to meet you.

Learn more about our work and impact at www.brooklinecenter.org.

Part storyteller, part strategist, the Communications Director is responsible for creating and executing communications strategies that engage donors, funders, partners, and the community in the Brookline Center’s mission and work. The Center is at an exciting moment of redefining our role in community mental health, and we are looking for a Communications Director who will help advance our vision, position the Center as an innovator and thought leader, and mobilize individuals and organizations to partner in our growth. The Communications Director will work closely with our development team to manage, optimize, and grow our communications efforts.

We are actively interested in ensuring that the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health represents a range of experiences and backgrounds. Qualified candidates with diverse racial, cultural, multilingual, religious, class, and/or gender background and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create comprehensive communications strategy and messaging to advance the mission and vision of the Brookline Center.
  • Develop and implement content marketing strategies that reflect the Center’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with and support our partnerships with external communications consultants.
  • Partner with teams across the Center to help them reach and engage their audiences.
  • Work with program staff, clients, volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders to identify and share compelling stories about the Center’s work and impact.
  • Oversee the writing and production of (and sometimes, write and produce) blog posts, articles, newsletters, website content, and presentation decks.
  • Conceptualize and oversee communications campaigns and initiatives.
  • Design and execute strategies to increase online engagement.
  • Support the communications goals and objectives for major fundraising and programmatic events.
  • Serve as primary liaison and manager to writers, designers, and developers.
  • Supervise the digital marketing specialist.
  • Define and monitor success metrics to continually improve engagement and impact.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  • 5 plus years' broad experience in nonprofit or healthcare communications, including prior experience developing and implementing communications strategy.
  • Superior writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to turn complex concepts into audience-specific, accessible language.
  • Meticulous attention to details.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with senior leaders and staff across the organization.
  • Experience utilizing social media management, email marketing, and content management systems.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the mission of the Brookline Center.

Ideal Candidates

  • Interested in contributing to the growth and evolution of a mission-driven organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Commitment to excellence, personal investment in work outcomes.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative, start-up environment.
  • Self-directed and able to work independently.
  • Prior management experience (project and people).
  • Creative, flexible, and adaptive.
  • A passion for mental health.

Work Environment

Hybrid work environment with three to four days onsite at our Brookline offices and one to two days remote. (Full remote will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates living outside of Greater Boston.)


In addition to rewarding work, the Brookline Center offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent medical and dental insurance, pre-tax savings and retirement plans, and generous paid time off including vacation, holidays, and sick and personal time.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Brookline Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications as a single PDF. No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • nonprofit or healthcare communications: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Brookline, MA

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