Communications Officer

13 Nov, 2022

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Communications Officer

Amideast
Washington, D.C.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

Established in 1951, Amideast is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges. Working with local, regional, and international partners, we provide programs and services that improve educational opportunity and quality, expand access to U.S. study, empower youth and women, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Amideast operates offices in 11 countries in the MENA region. For more information, visit us at www.amideast.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program awards scholarships to students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for graduate study in the United States. The Communications Officer will lead communications activities in support of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program administered by Amideast. The Communications Officer will be responsible for planning and developing content for the program’s social media platforms, digital asset management system and its outreach materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and strengthen the social media presence across all Amideast Fulbright administered social media accounts
  • Design and implement a social media plan and outreach strategy to raise awareness of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the Middle East and North Africa
  • Create content for print and digital materials, social media, videos, interactive events
  • Coordinate social media event planning for website, blog, and social media
  • Ensure compliance with Fulbright and U.S. Department of State communications policy and brand guidelines
  • Select virtual assets for submission to the Fulbright Digital Asset Management system
  • Monitor and report on all strategic social media activities
  • Collect Fulbright alumni stories to showcase program impact
  • Write and edit communications materials including flyers, fact sheets, success stories, and presentations
  • Contribute to program reporting and proposal writing
  • Supervise a communications Assistant
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • A BA/BS degree in a related field and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Advanced knowledge and hands-on experience with social media and other platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Sprout, Hootsuite, etc.
  • Experience in digital community management, preferably for a non-profit organization in the international education or development field. Graphic design skills are a plus. Experience with the Adobe Design Suite and CSS is desirable
  • Proven writing and editing skills and the ability to convey ideas in a creative, clear, direct, concise, and lively style
  • Dependable team player who can perform regular, detail-oriented duties while also being proactive and offering creative ideas for effective and engaging communication
  • Self-starter with the ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of HTML and should have a solid understanding of social media best practices for non-profits.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The incumbent in this position will work in a professional office environment and will utilize the following equipment when working from the corporate office or remote home office (on a hybrid basis).

  • Computer (laptop or desktop)
  • Printer/Photocopier/Scanner/Fax
  • Telephone

The physical demands and work environment that have been described is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This position description is an overview of the major functions and requirements of this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of the position; the Employee’s Manager may assign other duties as related or as otherwise deemed appropriate and necessary within the general scope, without the need for additional compensation.

Amideast is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Positions that involve interaction with children will be required to read, acknowledge, and comply with and attend special training in accordance with the Child Protection and Safeguarding policy. All Amideast representatives must comply with the Code of Conduct and all applicable organizational policies which include but are not limited to, Anti-Human Trafficking and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

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Job posted: 2022-11-13