National Partnership for Women & Families

Communications Assistant

The National Partnership for Women & Families seeks a Communications Assistant for our Communications team.

Position Summary

The Communications Assistant provides administrative support to the National Partnership’s Communications Department. This is an entry-level support position that includes exposure to mainstream and digital media, tracking coverage, posting information to the website, and related tasks.

The Communications Assistant works with the entire communications team and helps coordinate with the organization’s program teams. S/he reports to the Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Tracking media coverage of the National Partnership and its programs and projects in a spreadsheet and creating monthly reports on media intake and coverage.
  • Tracking media coverage of the National Partnership’s national and state policy priorities and compiling and distributing press clips each morning.
  • Producing coverage reports for programs as needed for inclusion in grant reports.
  • Managing, routing and tracking public information requests that come to the organization’s general email inbox. This includes responding to inquiries, forwarding press- and issue-specific requests to appropriate staff members, unsubscribing activists, updating constituent records in Luminate and related tasks.
  • Assisting with the maintenance, updating and development of press lists as needed.
  • Assisting with proofing and distribution of news releases and statements to media, allies and National Partnership staff.
  • Helping to maintain departmental calendar for upcoming activities, observances, holidays, etc.
  • Responding to routine inquiries and requests for information from other departments.
  • Gathering competitive bids from designers, printers and other vendors.
  • Helping to publish and track blog posts and other online communications.
  • Updating the National Partnership website and campaign sites as needed.
  • Other administrative tasks (such as paying bills, renewing subscriptions and covering the front desk).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word (advanced functions) and Excel.
  • Must be self-starter with flexibility, good judgment and ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks and assignments from multiple supervisors in an effective manner.
  • Must have strong attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work with colleagues in the Communications Department as well as with colleagues across the entire organization.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented team player who can work independently in a deadline-driven environment and successfully manage multiple projects, priorities and timelines.
  • Spanish-language fluency a plus, but not required.

Benefits/Salary and How to Apply

Salary for this position is $38,500/year and includes a generous benefits package. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references to jobs@nationalpartnership.org with the subject line Communications Assistant. Applications will only be accepted by email, and position will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen. The National Partnership may choose not to consider incomplete or inaccurately submitted applications.

About the Organization

For more than 45 years the National Partnership has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. We work to foster a society in which workplaces are fair, discrimination is a thing of the past, women’s reproductive health and rights are secure, everyone has access to quality, affordable health care and every person has the opportunity to achieve economic security and live with dignity. Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization with the mission of improving the lives of women and families. We are committed to gender equality and social and economic justice, and our focus remains steadily on those with the least, who struggle the most and face the greatest barriers.

The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and seek applications from all qualified individuals without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Women, men, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQI individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please see "EEO is the Law" for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.

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