Communications Specialist, Center for Children and Families - McCourt School of Public Policy

Washington D.C.
Aug 30, 2017
Oct 20, 2017
Full Time
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Communications Specialist, Center for Children and Families - McCourt School of Public Policy

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) is an independent, nonpartisan policy and research center founded in 2005 with a mission to expand and improve high-quality, affordable health coverage for America's children and families. As part of the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown CCF provides research, develops strategies, and offers solutions to improve the health of America's children and families, particularly those with low and moderate incomes. In particular, CCF examines policy development and implementation efforts related to Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act.

The Communications Specialist manages the CCF's website, supports the center's strategic communications plan, and works closely with subject matter experts to promote their work. S/he has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages and updates web content and maintains homepage and landing pages through curation tools.
  • Builds and maintains interactive maps through WordPress interface.
  • Works closely with communications and research staff to create compelling content and graphics to be used by CCF and its partners. 
  • Tracks and analyzes website traffic and social media metrics.
  • Uses WordPress editing interface to design and update research reports online.
  • Works with outside vendor to constantly improve website and launch new features such as state resource section.
  • Produces daily clips and supervises Center's interns on media monitoring functions they perform.
  • Manages media and partner lists and mail campaigns
  • Provides logistic support for report releases and events.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 year of experience in communications, marketing, public policy or related field - internship or part-time work will be considered
  • Strong communication skills and experience with website management
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a dynamic, team environment for a mission-oriented organization
  • Experience with WordPress, Google Analytics and Adobe Creative Suite preferred

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