Facebook Specialist

About YPFP:

YPFP believes there is an urgent need for NextGen voices to immediately and positively influence today’s critical foreign policy challenges.

Communications Department:

The Communications Department encompasses YPFP’s marketing, public relations, and social media teams. The Department addresses both day-to-day externally facing communication needs of the organization as well as long-term, cross-sectoral strategy.

Position Description:

The Facebook Specialist is responsible for executing YPFP's social media strategy with other members of the social media team. The position reports directly to the Manager, Social Media, and works closely with other social media staff, events managers, and special projects staff as well as collaborating with other departments at YPFP. Daily responsibilities include checking the YPFP Facebook page for notifications, handling messages from members and supporters, and examining the page for aesthetic consistency and appropriate content.

This position requires approximately 5 hours a week, and successful candidates will be able to make at least a one-year commitment to the role.

The Facebook Strategist reports directly to the Social Media Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and fosters relationships between YPFP staff and membership through Facebook (i.e. posting engaging questions, responding to member inquiries, posting polls, supporting livestreams, etc.).

  • Utilizes Facebook to engage existing members and social media participants as well as to attract new members

  • Contributes to team effort of promoting YPFP events and publications through our social media channels.

  • Available to assist with Facebook Live streaming of events in evenings (one a week max).

Desired Skills and Experience::

  • Avid user of popular social media platforms with knowledge of trends, key words, etc.

  • Experience in developing and implementing a social media strategy for a non-profit organization desired, but not required.

  • Excellent time-management skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, strong networking skills, ability to meet deadlines, and attention to detail.
  • Experience with Hootsuite, Canva, Facebook Analytics, and Facebook Notes a plus, but not required.


  • Based in Washington, DC.

  • Professional experience in international affairs, public relations, strategic communications, and/or strategic planning is preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-organizational communications skills.

  • Ability to attend regular staff meetings.

Eligibility and Selection:

Please note that candidates must be dues paying members of YPFP and located in the greater Washington, DC area. You are not required to be a YPFP member to apply, but must confirm membership to be accepted to the position.

Application Process:

To begin the application process please send a cover letter and your resume to recruiting@ypfp.org, with the subject and heading: Facebook Specialist.