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Digital Communications Associate

Washington, DC
Full-time
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Refugees International is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.  RI welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

 

Refugees International (RI), a humanitarian organization that advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for refugees and other displaced people, seeks to hire a digital communications associate to support multimedia outreach, advocacy campaigns, and events.  A critical member of the collaborative strategic outreach (SO) team, this person in this position will work closely with advocates and the development team to expand RI’s digital and media advocacy reach.     

A successful candidate aspires to enhance advocacy for refugees and other displaced people and understands the power of digital communications in succeeding to do so. They will have experience with refugee and forced displacement issues; demonstrated experience in digital, social, and advocacy campaigns; excellent writing and editing skills; and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Social Media

  • Draft content for and manage Refugees International’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube);
  • Prepare social media toolkits for major research, advocacy, campaign, and institutional initiatives;
  • Assist RI staff establish their own professional social media presence and strategies;
  • Use knowledge of current events to connect the work of Refugees International to timely and/or trending topics on social media;
  • Create and/or edit videos, photos, and graphics for use on Refugees International’s website and social media.
     

Digital and Print Communication

  • Assist with the production of digital and in-person events;
  • Design and disseminate email marketing campaigns to promote Refugees International’s work to diverse audiences and assist with maintenance of email contact database;
  • Assist with web posting and website management;
  • Assist with the layout of publications, including reports, policy briefs, brochures, etc.
     

Other

  • Generate web analytics reports to maximize effective user engagement;
  • Assist with press research and outreach;
  • Keep current on news related to the work of Refugees International;
  • Assist with meetings, events, and special projects as needed.

 

Skills/Experience: 
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the organization and with the people for whom RI advocates;
  • Possess strong writing and editing skills, comfort with a variety of computer applications;
  • Keen attention to detail, and ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and independently;
  • An interest in or experience with Canva, the Adobe Creative Suite, web publishing, digital events, and email marketing;
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of non-profit communications and advocacy and the work of RI;
  • An interest in digital, social, and advocacy campaign tactics and trends;
  • Being a team player excited to join a collaborative and creative team;
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study including communications, international relations, or migration issues;
  • Experience with refugee and forced displacement issues, including lived experience, preferred but not required.
Compensation/Benefits: 

SALARY RANGE: Depending on background and experience.

  • $50,000-55,000 per year based on experience.
How to Apply: 

Refugees International is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.  RI welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

 

Organization Info

Refugees International

Overview
Headquarters: 
Washington D.C., DC, USA
Founded: 
1979
About Us
Mission: 

Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance, human rights, and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. We do not accept any government or UN funding, ensuring the independence and credibility of our work.

Programs: 

 

Refugees International focuses on the important refugee, displacement, humanitarian, and human rights issues that need urgent attention and action. Our advocates travel to some of the world’s most severe displacement crises to investigate first-hand the challenges displaced people face, create policy solutions, and demand action.

Refugees International does not accept government or UN funding, enabling us to speak freely and independently. This means that the humanitarian groups that respond to refugee and other displacement crises often view Refugees International as a key ally. Our expert recommendations are highly valued by senior officials of the U.S. administration and Congress, the United Nations, and governments around the world—the very people whose decisions can bring immediate relief and lifesaving solutions to refugees.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 1 2022
Active Until: 
Sep 1 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Refugees International
industry: 
Nonprofit