Digital Communications Coordinator and Development Assistant

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date



14 E 60th Street, Suite 1000
New York
New York
United States


A small but fast-paced New York City-based nonprofit foreign-policy organization is seeking a Digital Communications Coordinator to assist with our marketing and fundraising communication by helping keep our messaging consistent, current, and on schedule across all platforms, including our website, social media, written materials, signage, direct mail, grant applications, and other marketing collaterals or communication pieces. Responsibilities include assistance in developing and organizing our fundraising collateral, membership communications, and campaign content development. Experience in marketing research and integrated marketing communication planning is a plus. The individual should enjoy working as part of an in-house fundraising/marketing team.

Key roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Marketing and Communications

  • Manage online communications activities, including the organization’s website, e-communications, and marketing pieces, etc.
  • Provide organizational guidance in communicating core messages to build broader recognition of the organization’s name, mission, programs, and successes and a growing community of donors and partners.
  • Help build audience share through outreach and social media integration.
  • Partner with the communications and program teams to create and execute social media campaigns that advance the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Coordinate and create the ACG’s social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Work with the team to convert the organization’s social media followers into program participants and donors.
  • Collect and analyze metrics to determine the effectiveness of social media content.
  • Manage production of weekly news digest and monthly newsletter.
  • Handle production of audio and video content (podcasts, interviews, event highlights, and live streaming of select events).

Grants & Sponsorships

  • Maintain a grants calendar to track proposals for submission, interim/final reports due, action items for cultivating and soliciting targeted donors as well as departmental deadlines and notifying appropriate staff of pending deadlines to ensure grant compliance.
  • Collect, organize, and prepare a portfolio file of all collateral materials, reports, and other information required to provide an annual recap for each major sponsorship or major funder.
  • Maintain a spreadsheet that identifies, cultivates, and prioritizes potential and existing donors for funding opportunities.
  • Update and edit existing grant materials and create new, clear, concise, and compelling letters of intent, proposals, budgets, reports, and other correspondence for submission to foundations, corporations, and private donors.
  • Execute testing strategies to optimize email and social media campaigns, and assist program staff with maximizing open and click-through rates.
  • Stay current on industry trends and best practices in digital communications for nonprofit organizations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, political science, public administration, or a related field.
  • At least one year of experience in digital communications, preferably in an advocacy, political/social campaign, and/or a nonprofit environment.
  • Demonstrated experience employing social media analytics to develop and evaluate public education, advocacy, and fundraising social media and email campaigns.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and editing skills.
  • Organization and project management experience, with a proven ability to adapt to changing priorities in a news-driven atmosphere.
  • Experience developing social media content, including original material, shared material, and current news stories.
  • Experience in WordPress is highly desirable.
  • Video and audio editing skills are highly desirable.
  • German language skills are a plus.
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the American Council on Germany.

Ideal starting date: June 2018

The American Council on Germany is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes dialogue among leaders from business, government, and the media in the United States and Europe by convening discussions and conferences, sponsoring fellowships, holding Young Leader programs, and conducting other outreach efforts.

Level of Language Proficiency

German language skills are a plus.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To apply, please send a detailed cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to with “Digital Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.