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Project Assistant: Communications and Government Relations
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. for International Affairs (NDI) helps local partners to strengthen democracy and governance in over 60 nations around the world. NDI seeks a Project Assistant who will be an integral and creative part of NDI’s Government Relations and Communications team. The successful candidate will assist in developing and implementing NDI’s external communication strategy through the web, social media, press and outreach to key stakeholders. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the director of the department.
Responsibilities:
Assist in creating and editing content for NDI’s website, blog and social media accounts
Assist in creating and designing video, brochures, online publications, event invitations, infographics and other materials
Assist in developing social media campaigns that promote NDI programming and success stories and result in donations to further our work
Assist in developing press contacts, promotion of NDI events and press, outreach and speaking opportunities for staff experts
Assist in drafting press releases, statements, advisories and opinion-related pieces
Contribute to the writing and design of e-newsletters and other email communications
Assist with outreach to the U.S. Congress and other key stakeholders to stress the importance of democracy and governance, and the role of NDI partners in promoting democracy around the world
Monitor information sources, including traditional media, blogs, and social networking and reference websites, for topics related to NDI’s work
Assist with special projects
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, digital media, graphic design or related course of study preferred
Excellent writing and editing skills required
Graphic design skills strongly preferred
Basic photography and videography skills preferred
Experience in successful social media campaigns that result in donations very important
International relations and development experience, including knowledge of NDI’s democracy work, a plus
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, use independent judgment and follow-through with minimal supervision very important
Ability to work under pressure and deadlines very important
Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G , etc.) strongly desired
Knowledge of and proficiency in the Adobe CC Suite, CiviCRM and Drupal a plus
Strong knowledge of web design, HTML and CSS a plus
Comments:
Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.
NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive  work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees. NDI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making.  Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at NDI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified individuals who have limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or medical related condition.
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