Posted on February 9, 2013
Director of Communications
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Director of Communications
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.
STATUS: Exempt, Full Time
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking an energetic, polished, articulate and detail-oriented Director of Communications to successfully develop and coordinate the communications plan and strategies in order to advance the organization’s identity and increase awareness of its programs and impact. The Director of Communications will cultivate relationships with key stakeholder audiences, actively engage and manage press relationships and manage day-to-day communications operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position will report to the Vice President and CFO and work closely with the Development, Government Relations, Design and Production and National Programs staff. The main responsibilities are but not limited to: working with the leadership team to identify and prioritize communications opportunities, supervising and participating in writing press releases and op-eds to media outlets, responding to press inquiries, outreach to print and electronic media, web editing of USCRI stories, production of communication and information materials and arranging and/or attending public appearances and speaking engagements for USCRI staff. The Director of Communications must be a self-starter with sound judgment, knowledge, creativity, integrity and dedication to the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people.
A degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field is required, an advanced degree is preferred. Energetic professional with 5 to 7 years of experience in strategic communications planning, messaging, media relations, social media, and website development is essential. Knowledge of fundraising and international refugee/human rights laws and general refugee trends would be valuable. Excellent writing, oral communication and computer skills are essential, including experience with Microsoft Office and web editing software. Familiarity with multi-media, especially the use of video and audio online, and social media including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and blogs to engage people in advocacy campaigns is desirable. Ability to communicate with people from a variety of cultures and countries with a wide range of life experiences to craft web features for a largely American audience. Foreign language ability is highly desirable.
JOB SITE LOCATION:
Work will be performed at:
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 350
Arlington, VA 22202
USCRI is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please submit via email a resume that includes salary history with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to:
(e-mail submissions place your name and the position in the subject line)
No telephone calls please.
Position will remain open until filled.