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Marketing Specialist

About YPFP:

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) is committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing its members with the knowledge, skills, exposure, and relationships they will need to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers. YPFP is a dynamic, global, nonpartisan, non-profit organization with 10,000+ selected members around the world who work in all fields of international affairs. It was established in 2004, and is headquartered in Washington, DC, with branches in Brussels, London, and New York. YPFP is supported by around 150 volunteer staff members worldwide, for whom the leadership and management of a global NGO supplements their daytime career or graduate studies. 

Position Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Marketing Specialist to help us in our overall marketing efforts. You will be an integral part of the development and execution of marketing plans to reach targets from brand awareness to events promotion. A Marketing specialist should be a competent professional able to grasp consumer behavior trends and generate creative ideas. You will be passionate about your field and well-versed in specialized marketing concepts, principles and tactics. The goal is to deliver effective marketing programs that will help our reputation and growth. You will be working in a team inside the Communications and Thought Leadership Department, and reporting to the Director of Marketing.

We encourage anyone who is looking to develop their marketing skills to apply for this position. Our specialists will be trained with marketing, branding, design, SEO, digital strategy, and/or production skills.

The position is open to candidates with demonstrated skill sets which may include course work in communications, journalism, marketing, or graphic design.

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

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm and develop ideas for creative marketing campaigns
  • Assist in outbound or inbound marketing activities by demonstrating expertise in various areas (content development and optimization, advertising, events planning etc.)
  • Create marketing collateral to promote YPFP activities
  • Work across departments to execute promotional events and campaigns
  • Collaborate with marketing and other professionals to coordinate brand awareness and marketing efforts
  • Plan and execute initiatives to reach the target audience through appropriate channels
  • Assist in analyzing marketing data (campaign results, conversion rates, traffic etc.) to help shape future marketing strategies
  • Undertake individual tasks of a marketing plan as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience or coursework in graphic design, marketing, or communications
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively, work independently, take initiative and problem solve
  • Proficiency in Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign a plus.
  • Knowledge in the latest marketing and/or design trends
  • Meticulous attention to detail, organization skills, time management
  • Experience or coursework in graphic design, marketing, or communications
  • Ability to prioritize competing obligations and consistently meet multiple deadlines
  • Eager to learn and adopt communications best practices
  • Thrive in a fast paced, high volume, results –oriented environment
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation and a desire to learn on the job

Eligibility and Selection:

Please note that candidates must be dues paying members of YPFP. You are not required to be a YPFP member to apply, but must confirm membership to be accepted to the position. Candidates don’t need to be based in Washington, D.C.

Application Process:

To begin the application process please send a cover letter, your resume and some samples of your work to recruiting@ypfp.org, with the heading Marketing Specialist Application.