Communications Associate

Job Type

Full Time




915 Broadway
New York
New York
United States


MƒA has an exciting opportunity for a creative, collaborative individual to join the Communications and Marketing Department. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Communications Associate will both support and independently coordinate a variety of projects and initiatives within the department, from social media and content creation to outreach and graphic design. This position is ideal for a proactive, dedicated team player who has an interest in education and nonprofit communications.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • In coordination with senior staff, develop a daily social media calendar and handle scheduling, posting, monitoring, and metrics tracking
  • Assist in the graphic design of branded materials for social media, events, and other programmatic functions
  • Coordinate the creation of content for MƒA publications and platforms, including the website, blog, social media, and print; build and optimize email campaigns, including producing a monthly newsletter
  • Coordinate the logistics and vendor relationships for video/photo shoots for a variety of events, including scheduling, maintaining our library, editing, and reviewing
  • Handle event planning for large and small group meetings at educational conferences and professional receptions
  • Participate in the development of campaign work, including digital, video, advertising, and social media
  • Track and develop reports on key metrics, including digital engagement and analytics
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications and Senior Associate of PR & Communications in weekly brainstorming sessions for many aspects of our communications work, including branding, social media, campaign work, and content creation, from initial project planning through project development and completion
  • Handle administrative assignments for the communications department through scheduling, note-taking, tracking necessary follow up, and keeping colleagues up-to-date on project timelines and responsibilities

Within one month you will:

  • Immerse yourself in the MƒA culture and build relationships across departments
  • Learn about the history and mission of MƒA and how they inform the work we do
  • Learn about our messaging platform and brand guidelines and the role of the communications team in sharing them
  • Learn about the basic systems integral to communications and marketing
  • Learn about communications cycles and timelines
  • Work alongside other staff members at team meetings and on a variety of cross-departmental projects

What You’ll Need:

  • Knowledge of and experience with communications, social media and digital best practices, content management, and event planning
  • Strong written and oral communications skills 
  • Excellent time management and attention to detail and an ability to develop project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and handle a range of time-sensitive responsibilities
  • To be comfortable when working in a team setting and taking direction and feedback, while maintaining the ability to work independently
  • To be comfortable in liaising with a variety of audiences while representing MƒA professionally
  • To be comfortable with learning new technology, including email/digital software and Salesforce
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite, video editing software, Microsoft Office, and Google Drive
  • A positive attitude with a self-starter mindset that makes you responsible and reliable in completing tasks
  • Interest in education is a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Salary is commensurate with experience and comes with an excellent benefits package. MƒA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to maintain a highly diverse staff in an inclusive and progressive working environment. The desired start date is mid-November/early December.