Communications and Development Officer

Dupont Circle
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 13, 2017
Full Time

This is a unique opportunity for a creative communications pro who is passionate about issues facing refugees and the Middle East, to connect Americans with UNRWA USA’s mission.

What you’ll do:

  • Implement the organization's individual fundraising, education, and advocacy strategies, as led by the Director of Communications, in order to meet annual strategic goals;

  • Use creativity and resourcefulness to create, curate, and manage on-trend content (images, video, and written) and be the voice for UNRWA USA across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and LinkedIn;

  • Run sponsored social media and Google ads to drive traffic and measure ROI using Google Analytics;

  • Actively listen to and engage with social media followers to grow our community of supporters and influencers in the United States;

  • Track and report key performance indicators and analytics for all online activities and engagement;

  • Fully develop and manage all annual fundraising campaigns under the supervision of the Director of Communications;

  • Research and write compelling education and advocacy emails to harmonize with fundraising and stewardship communications;

  • Research, write, and format media advisories, press releases, one-pagers, quarterly and annual reports;

  • Develop, maintain, and update content for organization’s website and online fundraising platform;

  • Manage the the Voices of UNRWA blog;

  • Coordinate marketing and communications for all events from social media to printed collateral;

  • Assist with stewardship activities.

Why you’ll love us:

Our team is passionate, progressive, and dedicated to showing Palestine refugees that Americans care. We love what we do, and we genuinely enjoy working together toward our mission. In this capacity you will be required to travel on occasion both domestically and to the Middle East.

We offer an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Health insurance;

  • Paid holidays;

  • Generous paid time off;

  • Convenient location in upper Dupont Circle in a collaborative work space with amenities such as lounge areas, brainstorming rooms, quiet room, game room, bike storage, unlimited coffee (including nitro brew) and tea, and an open-air patio.

 Why we’ll love you:

  • You’re innovative and know how to take initiative while working in a collaborative, fast-paced, creative environment with a small team;

  • You’re known for your can-do spirit, creativity, resourcefulness, consistency, and people skills;

  • You have at least 4 years work experience in communications (writing, design, social media) and fundraising;

  • You're up-to-date on current trends and technologies;

  • You have a strong command of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), HTML, and Salesforce;

  • You have at least a BA/BS in a related field;

  • You’re willing and have the ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

Skill we’d like you to have (not required):

  • A strong understanding of UNRWA’s work and the situation for Palestine refugees;

  • Experience working with the Arab American community.


If you are interested and are available for a start date in September, please submit the following materials by August 13, 2017 to Laila Mokhiber, Director of Communications,

  • Resume;

  • In lieu of a traditional written cover letter, submit a 1-2 minute video to showcase your personality, enthusiasm, and communication skills. This is your chance to have fun and show off your technical skills;

  • Any relevant work samples (writing samples (no academic pieces), social media accounts you manage, design);

  • Salary requirements;

  • Names and contact information of two professional references.

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