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International Rescue Committee Communications Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia

Requisition ID: req17265

Job Title: Communications Assistant

Sector: Communications

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: Atlanta, GA USA

Job Description

The Communications Assistant serves as a member of the Communications and External Relations team and works closely with the Communications and External Relations Manager to increase community awareness of IRC’s activities and relevant issues, mobilize and organize the community around advocacy and education efforts, and support resource development efforts including digital fundraising campaigns and in-kind and volunteer needs. This position will report to the Communications and External Relations Manager and is a full-time position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist with the production and distribution of communications materials, including flyers, monthly newsletters, website updates, graphics, social media and blog content, and press releases.

  • Support digital fundraising and advocacy campaign efforts including creating graphics and other digital assets, building emails, and drafting social content.

  • Support public events planning, marketing and implementation for the IRC in Atlanta and the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA), including annual World Refugee Day and New Americans Celebration events.

  • Accurately collect and track data and analytics from the IRC in Atlanta’s digital platforms and track and monitor media coverage.

  • Provide general communications and administrative support to the Communications and External Relations team and the CRSA.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or communications preferred.

  • Some experience working in communications/outreach, event planning and/or community organizing required; nonprofit sector experience highly preferred.

  • Familiarity with social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, etc.) within a professional context.

  • Excellent computer skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required; proficiency in graphic design (e.g., Canva,

  • Adobe Creative Cloud, etc.) preferred.

  • Strong writing and editing skills.

  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.

  • Excellent attention to detail and strong follow through.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work as a team member in a diverse, cross-cultural environment.

  • Strong interest in international and refugee issues or strong interest to learn.

    Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Communications and External Relations Manager

  • Position directly supervises: Volunteers and/or interns

  • Indirect Reporting: N/A

    Other Internal and/or external:

  • Internal: The Communications Assistant works closely with the Communications and External Relations team and the Resource Development team. In addition, the Communications Assistant may work with IRC HQ resource acquisition staff.

  • External: The Communications Assistant will liaise with a wide variety of community stakeholders including partner orgs, individual supporters, donors and volunteers.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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