Be part of a communications team working to build an America as good as its ideals.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is the nation’s premier civil and human rights coalition of more than 200 member organizations charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States.
Our dynamic Communications Department works daily with policy experts and advocates in Washington and around the country to advance solutions to our nation’s most important civil and human rights issues. The Leadership Conference values diversity and inclusion and rewards strategic thinking and implementation. The work is exciting, fast-paced, values-driven and meaningful.
The Communications Assistant will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day programmatic and administrative tasks for the Communications Department and will be expected to produce high-quality communications materials, help to organize press events, contribute to online communications, and act as a media liaison. The employee in this position will report to the VP of Communications.
Skills and Qualifications
The job requires an efficient worker with excellent writing and editing skills who is comfortable working in a deadline-driven environment. Candidate must be a versatile team player with the ability to show grace under pressure. The position requires an organized, dependable self-starter who can juggle a number of tasks and projects. It is critical that the team member embrace both glitzy and mundane tasks with equal gusto and attention.
Duties and Responsibilities
. Assist in the development and implementation of strategic press plans for issue campaigns
. Assist in planning, organizing and pitching of high quality press events
. Draft and edit press releases, blog posts, social media content (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and other communication materials that deliver consistent messages with impact
. Work with coalition members to provide communications support
. Track press coverage and build highly targeted press lists for priority issues
. Track clips and interviews to help gauge success of press events and initiatives
. Provide general support and coordination for Communications Department, including managing the department calendar, general scheduling for meetings, etc.
. Aid in production of organizational publications such as the annual Civil Rights Monitor
. Respond to other matters as needed and assigned
Salary and Benefits
This is an entry-level position with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and two short writing samples (can be links) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Communications Assistant” in the subject line.
We are not able to handle telephone inquiries.
The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are equal opportunity employers and seek applicants who will contribute to the diversity of their staff.