Communications Coordinator

Location

44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314

Description

Specifically, the Communications Coordinator will help NAADAC communicate its mission by working directly with NAADAC’s website, social media outlets, email marketing, and other communication/ marketing vehicles. The ideal candidate has excellent organizational, logistical, and project management skills and strong communication and writing skills for a variety of projects and diverse audiences. In addition, the ideal candidate has graphic design & layout skills to produce images, flyers, infographics, and professionally formatted documents.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work directly with the Director of Communications and Communications Manager to assist in the planning, organization, and administration of communication campaigns.
  • Actively monitor and engage with social media campaigns, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and others.
  • Assist in maintaining the NAADAC website, including drafting & updating content, and updating database content (text, images, video, calendar of events etc.).
  • Work with email marketing platform to create NAADAC eNewsletters and other eblasts.
  • Draft and locate content for eNewsletters and other email campaigns.
  • Assist in the design of graphics, flyers, forms, infographics, branded graphics, marketing videos, and other communication materials.
  • Assist with editing and writing of internal and external communications.
  • Maintain statistics for the Communications Department, including online metrics to determine social media audience demographic trends and preferred content; identify opportunities to expand the scope of social media campaigns and engagement.
  • Support the communications and marketing efforts of NAADAC through other duties. 

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills

The Communications Coordinator role requires a high degree of self-motivation, creativity, attention to detail, and the ability work effectively with others to deliver results on schedule in a fast-pace marketing and communications environment.  Other requirements include:

  • At least one year experience working in digital and/or social media.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills, an excellent command of grammar, and an ability to proofread and edit materials for accuracy.
  • Strong content development skills, especially the ability to draft concise, persuasive copy and to convey intended tone and voice.
  • Prior experience with website maintenance and a basic working knowledge of HTML.
  • Prior experience with Adobe Acrobat Professional, including commenting and form creation.
  • Advanced experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience & familiarity with leading social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines, and responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Flexibility and the capacity to implement and learn new skills and concepts quickly.
  • Good problem solving and deductive reasoning skills.    

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with email marketing and/or other online marketing, including demonstrated proficiency in email and social media marketing best practices. Experience with Informz and Sprout Social a plus.
  • Prior experience with video editing a plus.
  • Ability to analyze response data and make recommendations to improve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify creative and innovative ways to perform job duties.

More advanced candidates will have the opportunity to initiate new approaches to utilizing communication vehicles (social media tools, email marketing etc.).

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to khamilton@naadac.org