Saturday, May 30, 2015

Communications Associate Position at Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility

Title: Communications Associate
Reports to: Communications Manager
Salary: Commensurate with education and work experience
Location: Washington, D.C.
Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Writing: Responsible for the development of diverse written products, such as reports, press releases, op-eds, statements, speaking remarks, newsletter articles, program materials, social media content, etc.;
2. Editing: Provides organization team with editing services on internal and public-facing documents, such as reports, speeches, presentations, program materials, etc.;
3. Social Media: Assists in developing and implementing outreach strategy for social media to promote the organization, as well as creating content for the organization’s social media platforms;
4. Web: Manages organization’s websites and mobile application.
Other Duties and Responsibilities

1. Research, assess, and implement new communication channels, social media outlets, and other web/mobile/digital channels;
2. Assist with preparation for organization events and annual programs;
3. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field, along with one (1) to two (2) years of experience in communications or public relations (including substantive internships) is required.

Other qualifications include:
• Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail when reviewing and editing written materials.
• Familiarity with social media and web content management system (CMS) or HTML software.
• Experience with desktop publishing, presentation, and design, with a willingness to learn new software applications to further enhance their development.
• Knowledgeable about trends in technology, social media, and communications.
• Understanding of Google Analytics.
• Confident and comfortable interacting with a diverse group of individuals from all sectors of the community including C-suite level executives at Fortune 500 companies.
• Superior project management, time management, and planning skills are essential.
• Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Self-starter, independent, and entrepreneurial in spirit with a positive and highly professional demeanor.
• Possess a high level of discretion and be able to work with sensitive information.
• Team player and effective collaborator with staff and consultants.
• Must be organized and highly detail-oriented.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
• Willingness to take on additional responsibility for other duties and projects as assigned.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.
• Ability to travel inside the U.S. as required.