Communications Associate

Posted On: January 14, 2021

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

Company Description

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (the Coalition) is a rapidly growing nonprofit network of museums, historic sites, organizations and individuals dedicated to creating a more peaceful future through remembering past struggles and addressing their contemporary legacies. Founded in 1999 by a group of nine pioneering heritage and human rights leaders on four continents, the Coalition has grown to more than 300 members in 65 countries, working in regional and thematic networks in Africa, Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, North America and in the Middle East and North Africa. Each year, more than 50 million people visit Sites of Conscience across the globe to participate in programs that promote civic action by connecting history and memory with contemporary human rights, social justice and transitional justice issues.

Job Description

The Communications Associate plays a vital role in all the Coalition's communications efforts, including social media, public relations and program support. He or she is an exceptionally organized, detail-oriented team player, who is always on the lookout for new ideas and trends to support the Coalition’s communications strategy while also being able to adapt to the organization’s established tone and style. In addition, the Communications Associate is a skilled writer in both digital and traditional mediums and can decipher and communicate a wide range of global histories and methodologies with accuracy and sensitivity. While he or she assists in the Coalition’s general communications plans, a significant portion of the Communication Associate’s workload is dedicated to supporting the Coalition’s Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR) – a Consortium of nine organizations that together serve as a new mechanism to respond in a multi-disciplinary and integrated manner to the transitional justice needs of societies emerging from conflict or periods of authoritarian rule.

The Communications Associate is based in the Coalition's New York City office and reports to the Communications Director, who is responsible for raising the profile of the Coalition among key audiences by developing, implementing and managing short- and long-range communications plans to reach and sustain core audiences essential to the growth of the Coalition.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Assist in the development and implementation of the Coalition’s and GIJTR’s overall communications plan to meet the twin goals of raising their visibility among external audiences and enhancing communications among staff, members and partners

• Regularly post on the Coalition's and GIJTR’s social media presence on key platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, with the goal of increasing followers in specific fields and locations, as well as honing online messaging to be as relevant, dynamic and engaging as possible.

• Make necessary updates to online and print materials that are both graphically engaging and always grammatically correct.

• Facilitate technical aspects of webinars as needed, serving as a point-person for Zoom and ensuring that all marketing materials are ready and dispersed in a timely and organized fashion.

• Help develop new marketing materials in a variety of formats including videos, presentations, publications, podcasts, etc.

• Cultivate members of the press around the globe with the goal of regularly placing stories, Op-Eds, and/or mentions in the press on the Sites of Conscience movement as well as individual members

• Collaborate with and assist Program teams with simultaneous, detailed and time-sensitive communications projects related to the GIJTR and other Coalition programs

• When needed, assist the Communications Director with the Coalition’s strategic plan, member surveys and relations with the Board of Trustees

• Stay abreast of new developments in technology, communications and relevant human rights issues to ensure the Coalition remains cutting-edge

• Other tasks as determined with the Communications Director

• Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Transitional Justice, Museum Studies or related field
• 3-4 years' experience in nonprofit communications, with experience at a human rights organization or museum strongly preferred
• Impeccable oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
• Strong knowledge of social media technology and proven judgment in distributing content
• Outstanding time and project management skills
• A strong writer with a clear and succinct style, who is always grammatically and factually accurate
• A motivated problem-solver who brings a positive attitude to the work at hand
• Expertise in Zoom
• Advanced knowledge of HTML /coding/ website CMS (Word Press)
• Skill in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Canva or other software a strong plus
• Knowledge of Spanish, Arabic or French a strong plus
• Creativity, resourcefulness and ability to work both as a team and independently

To Apply

Please send an email that includes your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to by January 22nd. Please include “Communications Associate” in the subject line. Please note that because of the volume of submissions the Coalition receives for position postings, only those candidates who will be invited to move forward in the search process will be contacted.

This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and will be remote, like all of the Coalition’s work, for at least the coming months.