Communications and Publications Coordinator

Reston, Virginia
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Apr 24, 2018
May 29, 2018
Full Time

The National Association of Schools of Music, a not-for-profit specialized accrediting association founded in 1924, headquartered in Reston, VA, is seeking a full-time (9-5, M-F) staff member. This employee will hold consistent responsibilities and duties with and among all organizations and operating entities managed by the National Office for Arts Accreditation.

The Association employs fourteen staff members in a non-smoking, studious, and busy office. Attire is business professional. The National Office is within walking distance to the Metro.

Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create, design, layout, develop, disseminate, and post; write and edit; and maintain digital content and print publications, materials for meetings and events, and notices and broadcast correspondence
  • Ensure consistency among all digital content and published materials
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain a content-rich WordPress site

Attributes desired:

Unwavering integrity; disciplined dedication; deep intelligence and a keen intellect; desire to serve and contribute; cordial and welcoming demeanor; curiosity and a passion for learning; ability to maintain information as confidential.

Skills required:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced editing and proofreading skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with and in complex systems
  • Exceptional organizational abilities
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work successfully both independently and in teams
  • Ability to create professional and text-rich Web-based materials, documents, publications, and other communications
  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, and Mac operating systems
  • Functional knowledge of Web technologies (such as HTML), database (such as FileMaker)/content management systems within WordPress, and communications systems (such as MailChimp)



Necessary Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree is required. A degree in the fine and/or performing arts is strongly preferred. At least 3 years of post-collegiate professional experience is required.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes selected paid holidays; paid vacation; health, dental, vision, and disability insurance (as eligible); employer-sponsored 403(b) savings plan.

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, please email the documents outlined below in one PDF-formatted file using your full name as the file name to Please include CPC in the email’s subject line.

  • A formal cover letter which 1) describes in detail your capacity to address duties and responsibilities noted above; 2) explains the depth of your knowledge of and experience with WordPress; and 3) outlines your attributes and skills.
  • A resume outlining your educational experience including degree(s) earned, and your professional experience including names of employers and dates of employment. Please include 3-5 professional references.
  • Two recent one-page writing samples which demonstrate your written and verbal communication skills.



Incomplete applications cannot be considered.


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