The Communications Associate will play a crucial role in the Becker Friedman Instituteâ™s (BFIâ™s) communications and events teamâ™s development and implementation of communications and marketing strategies, including public relations, brand management, event publicity, community engagement efforts, social media campaigns. The position requires a knowledge of and passion for communications and marketing, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and the desire to be part of a fast-moving and well-connected team. This position reports to BFIâ™s Senior Director of Policy, Communications & External Affairs.
Works with the Senior Director of Policy, Communications & External Affairs and other members of the communications and events teams in the development and execution of an organization-wide communications and marketing plan.
Plays key role in content, design and management of the BFI website.
Handles organization of BFI contact database and produces monthly email newsletters, among other audience outreach.
Supports the development and production of event marketing and communications materials.
Executes BFIâ™s social media strategy.
Assists in strategic engagement with students, alumni, partners and community members.
Assists in BFI data gathering project, including data management and analysis.
Assists in event staffing.
Exceptional time management and organizational skills including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines is required.
Knowledge of communications best practices including website development, social media, data maintenance, and email marketing.
Knowledge of Word Press is required.
Experience in production of marketing and communication materials; website coding and graphic design experience preferred.
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as social media.
Entrepreneurial, creative thinking about how to improve BFIâ™s communications and outreach efforts.
Proven ability to be a valuable part of a team.
Strong copyediting skills.
General interest in public policy.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in journalism, public relations, marketing, English or related field.
2-3 years work experience in communications field preferred.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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