Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Policy and Communications Associate Position for Recent Grad with Israel Policy Forum

Israel Policy Forum is seeking an experienced Policy and Communications Associate. The Policy and Communications Associate is responsible for managing IPF's strategic communications, analytical content, digital outreach efforts, and social media presence. This position will report to the Policy Director and will be located preferably in Washington, DC, though New York is also possible.
Key Responsibilities
  • Website Management: Maintain and update IPF's website with fresh content using creative, multi-media elements and provide direction to web development vendor.
  • Social Media Strategy and Development: Develop an overall strategy for social media within the organization, with existing and/or new tools. Create content and develop campaigns for IPF social media outlets, including Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Electronic Communications: Prepare effective e-communications and manage new media campaigns. Create a systematic calendar for e-communications.
  • Analysis and Strategic Communications: Manage IPF's collaborative blog, assist in the design and format of IPF products, both online and print, and contribute as needed to writing projects such as opinion editorial and blog postings.
  • Support for Policy Director and PR Specialist: Provide administrative and other support to the Policy Director on the full range of IPF's activities and events. Assist PR Specialist in media outreach, news monitoring, press events, and other assignments as needed.
  • New Initiatives and Special Projects: Conceive and administer new projects that expand and enhance the range of IPF's activities and help to grow the organization's reach and profile.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of policy communications/website experience in a non-profit, political campaign, trade association, Congressional office, or similar environment.
  • Strong understanding and experience with new media and other on-line technologies.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a multi-city team
  • Knowledge and passion for the subject of Israel and the Middle East peace process.
  • Experience with bulk email/database management software a plus.
  • Proficiency with web-based content management systems, website and blog maintenance strongly preferred. Proficiency with Adobe design products, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as photography/video/audio editing skills, a plus.
  • B.A. required, advanced degree preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Preferably based in Washington, DC.

Application instructions

Please send cover letter and resume to  info@ipforum.org