Associate, Communication

Associate, Communication

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.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please send a resume and a letter of interest to Melissa Crawford, Director of Membership and Events, Federal City Council ( The deadline for applications is Friday, September 17, 2021.