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Communications Officer

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity. We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.refugees.org.  

OVERVIEW   

The Communications Officer will be responsible for supporting USCRI’s efforts to expand the organization’s visibility and enhance its fundraising efforts. Through effective graphic design, website content and management, creative storytelling and writing of promotional and fundraising content, the Communications Officer will be a critical member of the Strategic Development team to help raise the profile of USCRI and increase revenue. In addition, the Communications Officer will help ensure brand and messaging consistency across the organization. The ideal Communications Officer has graphic design experience, is a master storyteller, and an individual who is passionate about supporting the dignity and livelihoods of refugees and immigrants.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES    

  • Produces promotional, programmatic and fundraising materials using effective graphic design techniques and skills, including digital fundraising campaigns, brochures and reports, short videos, and other promotional and fundraising pieces, as needed;   
  • Develops strategic digital communications including website content and design and social media outreach;   
  • Advises staff on graphic design and ensures production of consistent promotional and fundraising materials;   
  • Writes and publishes digital content (writing, graphics, and video on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, the USCRI website and in e-newsletters) to raise awareness of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, survivors of trafficking and increase USCRI’s visibility as a leader in this space;   
  • Serves as the USCRI storyteller by identifying, collecting and cataloguing testimonials/stories from the individuals whom USCRI serves;   
  • Produces content, as needed, for the organization’s social media calendar;   
  • Assists in the design and drafting of annual reports; and   
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.    

All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).   

POSITION REQUIREMENTS    

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, international relations or related filed in history or social science is required;   
  • At least 4 years’ experience in media and communications work; including a track record of increasing audience engagement on social media platforms;   
  • Excellent writing, oral communication skills, computer skills and ability to communicate with a diverse range of individuals;  
  • Graphic design and website management skills;   
  • Strong capacity to leverage and tailor content and messaging to specific audiences;   
  • Knowledge or experience in global humanitarian issues, refugee work overseas and/or domestic resettlement;   
  • Networking and relationship-building skills, including excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to foster teamwork and strong engagement in a multi-cultural setting;   
  • A self-starter, independent thinker with sound judgment, creativity, integrity, and dedication to the mission; and   
  • Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.    


TRAINING REQUIREMENTS    

  • Satisfactory completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Training; and   
  • Complete additional training as identified by supervisor(s) or Human Resources    


PHYSICAL DEMANDS    

  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;   
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands; and   
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying;    

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions   


ADDITIONAL NOTES  

Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and writing sample with your online application.   

References will be required at time of the final interview  

Pre-employment test will be required   

No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.   

  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY   

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.  

Apply for Communications Officer using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=95b1fb83-92bd-4515-841c-8cadfdb3dc44&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US&jobId=9200183231167_1&source=EN


The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 13, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Location

On-site
Arlington, VA, USA

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