Communications Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $39,520




3906 Rhode Island Ave.
United States


National cat advocacy group, Alley Cat Rescue, is seeking a full-time Communications Associate. The Communications Associate is responsible for assisting with the development of ACR’s print and online presence including communications initiatives, social media, blog administration, website maintenance, media relations, as well as special events such as our May Spay Challenge event.

Must have a strong passion to assist and help cats. Those with a passion for advocacy and community work and a gift for organization and adaptability will be well-suited to this position. Will report to the Associate Director of Communications.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement social media and communications projects to promote online presence and visibility
  • Track, analyze, and make recommendations for improving performance of social media initiatives
  • Coordinate with the Operations and Communications Directors to develop a Media and Public Relations strategy for our national event : May Spay Challenge
  • Draft and disseminate press releases
  • Build and maintain a good working relationship with local and national media
  • Generate content for ACR’s website including regular blog posts
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Good organization skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Knowledge of media communications
  • Experience with social media sites, discussion boards, and blogs
  • Bachelor's degree; journalism or public relations preferred
  • At least 2 years experience in communications required
  • Experience with Adobe preferred


Competitive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health benefits, 401k, and paid federal holidays.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to Denise Hilton at Letter MUST include why you want to work for Alley Cat Rescue, and you must show a commitment to wanting to help cats, especially feral cats.