Senior Communications Associate

Posted On: April 30, 2014

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Accion International

Company Description

Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with access to economic opportunity for all, by giving people the financial tools they need to improve their lives. A world pioneer in microfinance, over the last 50 years we have helped build 63 microfinance institutions in 32 countries on four continents. Those institutions are currently reaching millions of clients. The Accion U.S. Network is the largest microfinance network in the United States and, since inception, has served hundreds of thousands of clients with loans and support.

Job Description

Accion seeks a Senior Associate for its Communications Department. S/he will play an important role in advancing the nonprofit’s mission of financial inclusion through the writing and editing of multiple internal and external communication vehicles.

Reporting to the Public Relations Manager, this individual will work closely and interface regularly with the Senior Vice President, Communications and the President and CEO to ensure that the CEO’s voice is consistent and compelling and communicated frequently to a broad group of internal and external stakeholders.

Accion is a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization with a global mission to help give people the financial tools they need to improve their lives; this individual’s international perspective, critical-thinking abilities, can-do approach and commitment to the public good will all be critical components for success.


Write a variety of external communication pieces, including speeches for Accion’s executive office; opinion pieces; press releases; presentations.

Research potential events for Accion participation; manage briefing and relevant speaker preparation, including speeches, presentations and talking points.

Write a variety of internal emails and memos, CEO communiqués to staff, development-office communications, and more.

Contribute to strategic messaging and overall communications strategy, shaping key messages for targeted audiences.

To Apply

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