Public Affairs Associate

19 Aug, 2020

Jobs

Public Affairs Associate

American Council on Education
Washington, DC

Description

Support Public Affairs staff in communicating with the media, ACE members, staff, and other stakeholders at the direction of the Director, Public Affairs (at times in conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs). Produce and distribute ACE email newsletters and other communiqués; provide support for ACE podcasts; help maintain Public Affairs and Government Relations pages on the ACE website. Manage email subscriber lists, databases, and Google Analytics data. Provide administrative support to the Office of Public Affairs, and to the Office of Government Relations as needed.

Essential Job Duties or Tasks:

 

Public Affairs Duties

 

Support communications activities on behalf of Council:

 

  • Lay out, proof, and distribute the electronic newsletters Higher Education & National Affairs (HENA) and President to President, press releases, and media advisories.
  • Screen telephone and email inquiries from the media, member institutions, association community, policy makers, Council staff, and the public regarding the activities of the department, and refer inquiries to the appropriate staff and/or association.
  • As directed by the Director, Public Affairs, proof, post, and maintain DGPA-related content on the ACE website, including HENA stories, community letters, amicus briefs, and more.
  • Manage data and email subscriber lists in ACE’s Customer Relationship Management system and media lists in external database.
  • Source and assemble daily headlines on website.
  • Provide administrative support for ACE podcasts, including scheduling guests, posting audio files on distribution platform, and producing transcripts.
  • Monitor online sources for all local and national and press coverage of ACE and its staff members for internal distribution and posting on the website to ACE in the News
  • Compile data and prepare periodic reports on Public Affairs digital communication and social media efforts using Google Analytics and other sources.
  • Maintain archives of public affairs newsletters, op-eds, and letters to the editor.
  • Additional duties as directed.
Essential Job Duties or Tasks:

 

Public Affairs Duties

 

Support communications activities on behalf of Council:

 

·       Lay out, proof, and distribute the electronic newsletters Higher Education & National Affairs (HENA) and President to President, press releases, and media advisories.

·       Screen telephone and email inquiries from the media, member institutions, association community, policy makers, Council staff, and the public regarding the activities of the department, and refer inquiries to the appropriate staff and/or association.

·       As directed by the Director, Public Affairs, proof, post, and maintain DGPA-related content on the ACE website, including HENA stories, community letters, amicus briefs, and more.

·       Manage data and email subscriber lists in ACE’s Customer Relationship Management system and media lists in external database.

·       Source and assemble daily headlines on website.

·       Provide administrative support for ACE podcasts, including scheduling guests, posting audio files on distribution platform, and producing transcripts.

·       Monitor online sources for all local and national and press coverage of ACE and its staff members for internal distribution and posting on the website to ACE in the News page.

·       Compile data and prepare periodic reports on Public Affairs digital communication and social media efforts using Google Analytics and other sources.

·       Maintain archives of public affairs newsletters, op-eds, and letters to the editor.

·       Additional duties as directed.

 

Administrative Duties

 

Support for the Office of Public Affairs:

 

·         Work with the AVP, Public Affairs to monitor, maintain, and plan Public Affairs budget.

·         Manage logistics for press briefings, press conferences, and other public affairs meetings. Assist with division meetings. Assist with logistics such as meetings registrations for Public Affairs staffers.

·         Provide other administrative support to the Office of Public Affairs as needed.

·         Prepare and process contracts, reimbursements and purchase orders.

 

Division administrative duties:

 

·         Provide support to Senior Vice President in absence of the Government Relations Coordinator.

·         Work in cooperation with administrative team to ensure continuous office coverage for the Division.

·         Maintain and update records of DGPA’s subscriptions to various news publications, subscription services, social media channels, and webhosting outlets.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Education/Experience/Specialized Knowledge and Competency Requirements:

  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience preferred with HTML, web Content Management Systems (including WordPress), Customer Resource Management tools, Google Analytics, podcast distribution platforms, and broadcast email platforms.
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working in a deadline-driven environment. Must be organized and have strong attention to detail and be able to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize and make good business decisions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

 

Associate Specialist: At least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) required OR significant experience at the coordinator level or equivalent.

***Please submit resume and cover letter***

 

**Please note that this position is located in Washington, DC.  However the American Council on Education is currently in a remote status, and the interview process will be conducted remotely.  Our status is subject to change based on guidance surrounding COVID-19**

 

The American Council on Education is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, disability, matriculation, genetic information, credit information or protected veteran status.


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Job posted: 2020-08-19