Director of Communications, Institute of Politics and Public Service - Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
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The Director of Communications at the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) will be responsible for developing and implementing a robust communications plan to tell the GU Politics story to both internal and external audiences. They will be responsible for promoting GU Politics events; interfacing with members of the press; identifying opportunities to amplify and promote the Institute's activities, fellows, and Executive Director; managing GU Politics social media, website, and digital presence; and managing student-run communications initiatives such as the Institute's podcast, digital journal, and others.
Work closely with the Executive Director to develop a communications plan to tell the story of GU Politics to both internal and external audiences
Collaborate with other staff members to amplify each aspect of Institute programming
Identify and manage existing and new platforms to engage with internal and external audiences
Digital and Social Media
Develop an overall strategy for digital and social media using existing and/or new tools.
Create content and develop campaigns for GU Politics social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Youtube.
Assist in developing effective e-communications and managing online invitation tools.
Responsible for updating GU Politics website.
Collaborate to amplify GU Politics events, fellows, and special projects to key internal and external audiences including but not limited to national, regional, beltway, trade and campus press.
Coordinate press outreach for all GU Politics events.
Coordinate closely with internal partners on press matters, such as the McCourt School Director of Communications and the University Office of Communications.
Work closely with external partners on press matters.
Look for opportunities to amplify the work of GU Politics fellows on campus and off.
Responsible for press and social media monitoring and measurement.
Design and produce digital and print assets for use across social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and campus flyers to promote GU Politics events and programs.
Design and produce marketing materials and other internal and external items, such as annual impact report, program promotional materials, campus newspaper ads, and other materials.
Manage and produce content for the GU Politics websites, upcoming and past events, and general website writing maintenance.
Identify opportunities for students to learn communications skills through engagement with GU Politics communications activities.
Work with leaders of student-run communications platforms such as the GU Politics student podcast, digital journal, and other new and existing programs.
Engage students in design and development of promotional materials, and social media content.
The Director of Communications will report to the GU Politics Executive Director and Chief of Staff. S/he will work closely with member of the team to identify ways to amplify various aspects of Institute programming. They will work closely with the Director of Communications of the Institute's parent school, the McCourt School of Public Policy, as well as the Georgetown University Office of Communications. When the Institute collaborates with other university entities on programming, s/he will coordinate communications activities with representatives from those offices as well.
A Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience in political communications, advocacy communications, or media is required.
Demonstrated experience in digital communications is required.
A strong interest in politics, government and media is expected.
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