Communications Officer, Fulbright

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 01, 2017
Closes
Jun 05, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

Company description:

At AMIDEAST we pride ourselves in being a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. We also pride ourselves in providing 40+ days of paid leave and a great 401k with up to 6% matching.

Job Description:

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program awards scholarships to students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for graduate study in the United States. The Communications Officer will lead communications activities in support of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program administered by AMIDEAST. The CO will be responsible for planning and developing creative content for the program’s social media, alumni and program-related outreach materials as well as field guidance. Your responsibilities will include the following,

Responsibilities:             

  • You will develop and strengthen the Fulbright social media presence across all Fulbright and AMIDEAST social platforms in coordination with official Fulbright and ECA network accounts
  • Design and implement a social media annual plan and outreach strategy to raise awareness of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for MENA
  • Create content for print and digital materials, social media, videos, quote graphics, interactive events, exhibits and other creative approaches as well as oversee social media event planning for website, Blogspot, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Ensure compliance with Fulbright and Department of State communications policy and submit quarterly social media report for ECA
  • Manage virtual communication and develop and curate digital content to showcase Fulbright alumni activities on social networks
  • Document and showcase the Fulbright experience through Fulbright student interviews at U.S. universities, Fulbright Enrichment and Gateway Seminars
  • Perform other tasks as may be required from time to time

Qualifications: 

  • A BA/BS degree in a related field and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Advanced management experience with social media networks (Facebook, Blogspot, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, SlideShare, etc.)
  • Experience in digital community management, preferably for a non-profit organization in the international education field and/or supporting international field offices
  • Proven writing and editing skills and the ability to convey ideas in a creative, clear, direct, and lively style
  • Graphic design, photo and video editing skills are a definite plus

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, 40+ days of paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement. 

AMIDEAST is Equal Opportunity Employer /Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation