Communications Program Assistant

Washington D.C.
Mar 26, 2018
Apr 30, 2018
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

AMIDEAST is the leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities exclusively in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). We offer generous paid leave and a great 401k with up to 6% matching.


• Assist in the development social media content, management of our key social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) and implementation of our organizational social media strategy including the addition of new social media
• Assist in the development of updated AMIDEAST website
• Assist in the development of an alumni data base and related metrics
• Assist in drafting written reports and materials for publication, as needed
• Participate in the development of new contacts and relationships and update of existing outreach database
• Undertake background  research on Middle East education, social, and economic trends; donor prospects and other fundraising issues; and other topics as needed 
• Support other special projects as needed
• Assume other activities and responsibilities from time-to-time


• Demonstrated interest in the Middle East and North Africa region 
• Excellent writing and research skills 
• Excellent ICT skills and fluency with new developments in social media and Web 2.0 technology 
• Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style, AP Stylebook
• An eye for graphics and ability to use Photoshop 
• Must be a quick learner; self-motivated and able to work independently 

Helpful, but Not Required:
• Experience with  Drupal site administration 
• Experience  w/ Hootsuite, Facebook ad campaigns, social media metrics, Google AdWords
• Familiarity with InDesign, video software, and online platforms for generating infographs and other graphic media
• Familiarity w/ HTML+CSS, PHP
• Arabic and French language skills 

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

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