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The Federal City Council is seeking a Communication Associate to support its digital, print and event communication portfolio. The Communication Associate will ensure internal and external organizational communication is robust and consistent.
Reports to: Director of Membership and Events
Primary Responsibilities (Communication, Marketing, Social Media)
- Develop and follow ongoing communication plan and social media schedule to ensure that events, newsletters, and programmatic updates are optimally disseminated
- Create and implement a social media marketing strategy that includes all major social media platforms as appropriate
- Grow number of social media followers and engagement via creative, compelling and informative posts
- Copyedit, proofread, and revise communications as requested
- Serve as point of contact for website update requests
- Draft all media communications, and coordinate media outreach tracking all garnered media coverage as needed
- Produce well-branded PowerPoint presentations for internal and external stakeholders as needed
- Develop and maintain all member lists, to include email distribution lists, website list, event lists, leadership lists, etc.
Secondary Responsibilities (Event Support)
- Assist with execution of other key projects and strategies including all event-planning activities
- Brainstorm and help implement creative, high-impact virtual, hybrid and in-person event ideas and concepts
- Help prepare all written material for events; to include invitation production, member emails and managing event RSVP database
- Develop event feedback surveys
- Produce post-event reports
Other Responsibilities (Membership Engagement)
- Serve as secondary point of contact for the FC2’s Membership Engagement Committee
- Maintain membership engagement tracker and dashboard; produce reports when needed
- Support the activities of new member development and engagement strategies to broaden FC2’s reach and impact
- The incumbent will have 5+ years of communication/marketing experience
- Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, business or non-profit management
- An advanced degree in communication/marketing is preferred but not required
- Experience with and understanding of the political dynamics in the District of Columbia and the non‐governmental education sector in Washington, DC is preferred but not required
- Experience producing materials for digital communications, social media, graphic design, and websites
- Experience communicating with c-suite level executives is preferred
- Proficiency in Adobe Suite, Photoshop and Microsoft Office is preferred
- Experience implementing a communications strategy via social media, earned media, and digital media, as well as at events and through other channels
- Strong, detail-oriented organizational skills are required, as well as the ability to follow projects through to completion
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
- Outstanding critical thinking skills
- Strong passion for contributing to the mission of the FC2
- Motivated self‐starter; able to take initiative and as well as work as a team
- Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects
This position will be salaried and the range is between $60,000 and $80,000 with competitive benefits.
To apply, please send a resume and a letter of interest to Melissa Crawford, Director of Membership and Events, Federal City Council (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for applications is Friday, September 17, 2021.
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When available, internship opportunities will be posted here. We typically have internship opportunities throughout the school year and during the summer through the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program. For more information, please contact Kevin Clinton, Chief Operating Officer, at KClinton@federalcitycouncil.org.