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The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization. NARC serves as the national voice for regions, fostering regional solutions by advocating on behalf of and providing services to its membership. 

 

NARC announces an opening for a Communications and Membership Associate in its Washington, DC office. The successful candidate will provide a combination of professional and administrative assistance to bring value to NARC’s members through outreach and communications. The role includes interacting with members to understand the needs of each region; distributing two weekly newsletters; developing additional member communications; connecting members to NARC staff, services, and resources; assisting with planning and executing three conferences each year; and supporting programs and grant funded projects as required.   

 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree and have experience in communications, planning, political science, public administration, or a related field. 
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure.  
  • Set and manage priorities and deadlines for themselves and other staff members. 
  • Excel in oral and written communications and represent NARC in a professional manner. 
  • Exhibit strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and a proactive approach. 
  • Have a basic understanding of HTML and WordPress and experience with creative design tools. 

 

Primary duties and responsibilities: 

Communications 

  • Manage NARC’s online and social media presence; utilize the website, social media, and electronic communities to market NARC programs and content to member and non-member organizations. 
  • Develop additional electronic communications, press releases, resources, research, and publications as needed. 
  • Coordinate production and distribution of two weekly newsletters.  
  • Facilitate peer-to-peer networking among the communications staff of member organizations.  

Conference Support 

  • Develop conference marketing materials in coordination with staff and host member. 
  • Coordinate conference preparation logistics including materials development and speaker needs.  
  • Manage annual awards process including marketing, project reviews, and related materials. 
  • Support conference sponsorship efforts, including developing sponsorship packets, securing sponsors, and working with sponsoring entities throughout the process. 

Membership 

  • Provide support to members through a variety of approaches, including orientations, surveys, member-only events, and leadership opportunities through board and committee participation. 
  • Assist in developing new tools for communication with and between members. 
  • Develop membership recruitment materials, in coordination with other staff. 
  • Coordinate annual leadership elections process including communicating to members, coordinating delegate documents, and tracking results. 
  • Identify opportunities to provide support to members, including orientations, surveys, member-only events, and leadership opportunities through board and committee participation. Assist in developing new tools for communication with and between members. 
  • Develop membership recruitment materials, in coordination with other staff. 

 

This role will also provide general office support as required. 

 

Current Organizational Software Tools 

  • Microsoft Office Suite 
  • MailChimp 
  • WordPress 
  • Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Google Forms 
  • Naylor Association Solutions 
  • Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Analytics 

 

Position reports to Executive Director 

 

Competitive salary and full benefits package are available. 

 

NARC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization. NARC serves as the national voice for regions, fostering regional solutions by advocating on behalf of and providing services to its…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

NARC offers a full suite of benefits, including health care, retirement match, generous paid vacation and personal time, and professional development.

NARC offers a full suite of benefits, including health care, retirement match, generous paid vacation and personal time, and professional development.

Location

On-site
660 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States
Suite 440

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and brief (1-2 page) writing sample to jobs@narc.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information, please see www.narc.org. No calls please.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and brief (1-2 page) writing sample to jobs@narc.org. Applications will be accepted until position…

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