The Fund for American Studies - Communications Associate

Organization Description

The Fund for American Studies is a nonprofit organization that sponsors educational programs in Washington, D.C. and abroad for undergraduate students with outstanding leadership potential.


Job Description

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is searching for a self-starting creative thinker to join its communications team in Washington, D.C. The communications associate will serve as the team’s key writer and collaborate on print, web, email, social media and mobile marketing efforts. This is an entry-level position. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Write original content for print and online newsletters, highlighting the stories of TFAS programs, students, alumni and supporters
  • Attend and cover TFAS events, including: Capitol Hill briefings, lectures, conferences and other events.
  • Conduct video interviews and put together short videos to complement TFAS stories.
  • Manage and create two e-newsletters
  • Conduct day-to-day website maintenance of www.TFAS.org
  • Work with supervisor on social media initiatives and new media projects
  • Maintain audio, video, press and photography archives
  • Maintain an organized and easy-to-read list of professional opportunities to promote to alumni and update the online TFAS job board on a weekly basis


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years professional or internship experience
  • Strong background in writing and journalism
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines without sacrificing content quality
  • Excellent communication and interview skills
  • Ability to research story topics and track down sources
  • Strong grasp of branding and following style guides
  • Experience with photography and film is a plus
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign – is a plus
  • Familiarity with web content management systems; knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is a plus
  • Willingness to work with a team as well as independently
  • Willingness to learn new technologies
  • Sense of resourcefulness and strong desire to learn from others
  • Openness to explore other areas within the communications department to grow in the field and as a TFAS employee


How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kerri DiNarda at kdinarda@TFAS.org with “Communications Associate” in the subject line.