Communications Associate

  • Flamboyan Foundation
  • Washington, DC 20036, United States
  • Jul 18, 2018
Full time Communications Education Non-profit-Social Services

Job Description

Position Summary
Flamboyan Foundation seeks a driven and talented Communications Associate to support a variety of day-to-day programmatic and administrative tasks for the Communications team, in order to help us achieve our organizational goals. The Communications Associate will be expected to produce high-quality communications materials, contribute to online and social media content development and support meetings, interviews and events. The ideal candidate brings excellent project management, design, written communication, administrative skills, social media and web-savviness, and a willingness to step up and pitch in in any way possible with high quality work.
Currently in our sixth year of operation in D.C., Flamboyan works closely with 44 public and public charter schools. Flamboyan also works closely with D.C. Public Schools and several teacher and leader preparation programs to build the capacity of school leaders and teachers to implement effective family engagement practices. We are looking for an outcomes-oriented, mission-driven team member to help us achieve this vision as a core member of our team.
The Communications Associate position offers an exciting opportunity to work in a growing, entrepreneurial, and collaborative environment that is working to change the culture of how D.C. families and educators partner on behalf of students.
Support Writing, Editing, Design and Production of D.C. Program Communication Materials
  • Monitor and ensure correct usage of brand and identity guidelines
  • Help write and edit blog posts, newsletter content, press releases and other written collateral about Flamboyan’s family engagement work
  • Support the creation of talking points, speeches, presentations, and fulfillment of requests for information as needed
  • In collaboration with the Director of Communications, engage stakeholders via Flamboyan’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.); identify promising new social media opportunities; track performance and prepare monthly analysis; monitor social media for mentions of Flamboyan and opportunities to engage
  • Copy-edit materials
  • Update and support DC portions of the website; collaborate with counterpart in Puerto Rico on maintenance of their content
  • Photograph and video record and edit meetings, events, and interviews
  • Edit and produce basic videos
  • Help develop promotional materials designed to highlight specific initiatives
  • Help design and produce social media/digital banners, sponsorship ads, electronic newsletters, one-pagers, and other materials
Support Media Relations
  • Monitor and track traditional media for mentions of family engagement and Flamboyan and opportunities to engage
  • Manage media list
  • Disseminate press releases and media advisories
  • Compile and distribute weekly news clips
Build and Maintain Organizational Systems
  • Manage updates to annual editorial calendar and produce monthly analysis on progress and outcomes
  • Manage repository of talking points and messaging
  • Organize and maintain Flamboyan listserv and contact database
  • Manage communications file architecture and organizational system for Flamboyan’s photos, videos, and communications collateral on internal shared drive and website
  • Support and contribute to efforts to measure progress against strategic goals and to understand and communicate Flamboyan’s impact

Salary is based upon experience and includes a complete benefits package.
How we value you
Flamboyan offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering 100% of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing 70% of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include an exceptional dental plan, disability insurance, parental leave, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer a flexible, family-friendly, beautiful work environment, centered on the philosophy that we value people first and foremost. 
How to Apply
Please email a thoughtfully-written cover letter and resume to Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Applicants should include the words “Communications Associate Application” in the subject line of the email.
Flamboyan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation gender identity or expression, veteran status or disability.

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably with a major in Communications, Journalism, or Public Affairs
  • Experience working or volunteering in an office environment
  • 1-2 years experience in a communications/social media/PR field; experience with education and/or children’s issues preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce error-free work
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines across multiple projects and staff members
  • Curious and self-starter – always looking for what needs to be done or could be done better
  • Ability to analyze problems and identify solutions independently and collaboratively
  • Good sense of humor, cooperative and flexible spirit
  • Tech savvy, with a strong command of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, graphic design software, and CMS tools