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Refugee Youth Mentorship Communications Assistant

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Published 15 days ago

Refugee Youth and Empowerment (RYSE) Initiative provides cross-collaboration and capacity building infrastructure for community-based mentorship programs supporting young adult refugees working towards academic, career, and personal goals. 

The Communications Assistant role is a unique opportunity to join an all-volunteer nonprofit startup while learning and showcasing your ability to create media content and implement communication strategies. This is an unpaid position with flexible hours and is completely remote.  

The team member will help ensure clear communication of organizational mission across all communication channels as the primary driver of RYSE Initiative’s external messaging. Platforms in use are Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, email newsletters, and the website. Communication goals include building brand identity, growing issue area advocacy relationships, and directing online traffic to the appropriate sources of further information. There is also the possibility to lead digital execution—across email, website, and social media—of fundraising and engagement campaigns throughout the year.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use social media and creative tools to maintain organizational branding
  • Design communications strategy and evaluation metrics 
  • Draft marketing copy and visuals for social media calendar
  • Execute across social media, newsletter, and website communication channels
  • Develop marketing campaigns for key days, themes, and other prioritized content
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent content creation and written communication skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Familiar with Google Workspace, Canva, Mailchimp, or Wordpress
  • An interest in marketing and social media management 
  • An interest in international and refugee issues

Refugee Youth and Empowerment (RYSE) Initiative provides cross-collaboration and capacity building infrastructure for community-based mentorship programs supporting young adult refugees working towards academic, career, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1255 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
57405

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Apply through Idealist or email your resume and one paragraph describing your interest in the role to hello@ryseinitiative.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis.

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