Program Associate, Strategic Communications & External Affairs

Position Overview

The Program Associate for Strategic Communications and External Affairs plays a key role supporting all functions of the team at Global Ties U.S. This includes communications support (developing, drafting, and packaging content, including for the website, social media, and email marketing); advocacy support (tracking developments in Congress, preparing updates and resources for the Global Ties Network); support for the implementation of Global Ties U.S. events; team-wide administrative support; and special projects. As such, this position encompasses and hones a full range of communications and external affairs skills, backstopping a dedicated and mission-oriented team.

Reports to: Associate Director, Strategic Communications
FLSA Status: Exempt


Essential Functions and Duties

  • Draft and package content for regular emails to the Network
  • Develop and proofread editorial content for the website and digital publications, and assist with social media content, including toolkits
  • Track legislation and budget developments in Congress, and prepare regular updates for both internal and external use
  • Support the implementation of Global Ties U.S. events, including the annual National Meeting, and more
  • Support institutional relationships and collaboration with external partners and Network members

Preferred Qualities & Experience

  • Eagerness and aptitude for learning new platforms and skills, including Basecamp, SharePoint, WordPress, and Salesforce. Existing proficiency in these platforms is a plus
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an eye for detail
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet tight and shifting deadlines
  • Commitment to collaboration and teamwork
  • Comfortable asking questions, sharing ideas, and providing feedback
  • Demonstrated experience working with and writing for email communications, websites, and social media a plus
  • B.A. in related field preferred (e.g. journalism, public relations, marketing, political science, international affairs)
  • Two years of relevant work experience (can include coursework and internships), including at least some of the essential functions described above

All Team Members are Expected to

  • Commit to team goals and values and support the work of colleagues
  • Seek out opportunities to improve and expand the work of Global Ties U.S.
  • Seek out opportunities to develop new skills and grow professionally
  • Contribute to an innovative team culture by engaging in behaviors including sharing ideas; being open to the ideas of others; accepting and offering feedback; and supporting and treating colleagues with respect

Salary and Benefits

  • Mission-driven organization
  • Collaborative, flexible environment
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Salary range: $40K-$50k
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Long-term / Short-term disability insurance
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous paid leave policies (vacation, sick, personal, parental, family medical, etc)
  • Mobile phone use reimbursement ($50/month)
  • Limited telework available

Global Ties U.S. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Read more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.