Communications Associate

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c) 3 organization that fights for equity for all women and families. We’re passionate about making change on big issues such as equal pay for all women, paid leave for working families and access to affordable health care that provides abortion and reproductive care. We advocate on the Hill and for federal, state and local policy.

We are seeking a Communications Associate to join our energetic communications team. Our team works to bring voice to the issues of the National Partnership, with the belief that media is an extremely powerful tool for improving the lives of women. We also believe that in this fast-paced media environment, the lines between traditional, social and digital media are increasingly blurring and that skilled communications professionals must be able to master both.

Our organization is undergoing an intensive change process to ensure that we are more equitable, diverse and inclusive in our big picture strategies as well as our everyday work. And we are continually working to attack racism, discrimination and hatred wherever we see it. We understand that the issues we work on are not race neutral and that as a predominantly white led organization we need to center and learn from women of color led organizations that are doing amazing work.

This is a terrific opportunity for anyone who has strong writing and organizational skills, is familiar with digital platforms and the media landscape and eager for the chance to hone them.

Position Summary

The Communications Associate will provide communications and administrative support to the communications team. This is a junior level support position that includes exposure to mainstream and digital media, tracking media coverage, posting information to the website, and related tasks.

The Communications Associate works with the entire communications team and helps coordinate with the organization’s policy teams. They will report to the Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Use clips and media coverage to spot opportunities to build relationships with reporters
  • Produce first drafts: blog posts, newsletters, statements, video scripts, social media
  • Conduct technical proofreading of marketing emails, web content etc. for grammar, spelling and AP style
  • Post and update content to the website (media mentions, documents, blog posts, statements, job listings, staff profiles, etc.)
  • Compile daily press clips
  • Assist communications specialists with media outreach
  • Maintain and update media lists in Agility
  • Schedule department meetings and events
  • Monitor media requests submitted to general inbox
  • Compile and distribute weekly communications calendar
  • Manage subscriptions, invoices and billing
  • Organize communication department electronic files
  • Serve as point of contact for vendors
  • Staff Partnership and coalition events


  • You know how to write a compelling press release and statement
  • Demonstrated track record of responsiveness to email and other department communications and requests in a timely manner
  • Ability to proactively flag important matters either in the news or in internal conversations
  • You’re well organized, pay attention to detail and know how to meet deadlines
  • You’re capable with technology including the use of Microsoft Office products
  • You are committed to racial equity and have an awareness of how racism and discrimination create inequities that need to be addressed in order to make change
  • You are comfortable collaborating with others and offering and receiving feedback
  • You may have experience in the media or communications, the women’s movement, on Capitol Hill or at a non-profit. This is great, but not a requirement

Salary & Benefits

Starting salary is $53,500; the National Partnership provides a generous benefits package that includes paid sick time, paid federal holidays plus the last week of December, 3 weeks annual vacation time, health, dental, and vision coverage, 403B and SEP-IRA retirement options, and paid family and medical leave for eligible employees. The National Partnership is temporarily offering ad-hoc administrative leave for our employees during COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing that we all have a range of care-giving needs, including self-care and care for others, during this challenging time.

This is a full-time position based in our Washington, D.C. office. In order to ensure the safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, all National Partnership staff members are currently working remotely and are not travelling or holding in-person meetings. This position reports to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

Office & Team Culture

The National Partnership is a 45-person staff that fosters a collaborative culture. We have a casual work environment but we understand deadlines and know how to get things done. The Communications team encourages quick and short meetings when necessary, promotes collaborative work processes and encourages staff to pursue professional development and lifetime learning.

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The application period will close on Feb 5, 2021.

The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and social justice. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and people with other marginalized identities are encouraged to apply. Please see EEO is the Law and Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.