Communications Assistant – Census Counts


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Be part of a communications team working to build an America as good as its ideals and ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census.

The Census Counts campaign — housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund — brings together national and local community-based organizations across a wide spectrum of advocacy: civil rights, immigrant, LGBTQ, disability, infant and child, poverty and homelessness, faith-based, labor, health care, education, youth, and more. Through education, training, organizing, and outreach, these organizers and advocates are working to ensure communities the census has historically missed are counted in the 2020 Census.

Our dynamic Communications Department works daily with policy experts and advocates in Washington and around the country to advance solutions to our nation’s most important civil and human rights issues. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund values diversity and inclusion and rewards strategic thinking and implementation. The work is exciting, fast-paced, values-driven, and meaningful. Learn more at and and

Position Summary:

The Communications Assistant, Census Counts position will support communications to engage communities that have been missed in the census and to resource Census Counts campaign partner organizations. The person in this position will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day programmatic and administrative tasks for Census Counts and will be expected to complete administrative tasks and to assist in the production of high-quality communications materials. The employee in this position will report to the National Communications Director of the Census Counts campaign.  This is a term limited entry level position that is currently set to end on December 31, 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Track press coverage and build highly targeted press lists for priority issues
  • Draft social media and website copy, talking points, and other communications materials
  • Assist in pitching and backgrounding reporters
  • Provide administrative support and coordination for Census Communications, including managing the coalition calendar and updating
  • Respond to other matters as needed and assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree is required, with excellent writing and editing skills. Someone who is comfortable working in a deadline-driven environment. Must also be a versatile team player with the ability to show grace under pressure. The position requires an organized, dependable self-starter who can juggle several tasks and projects. It is critical that the team member embrace both high-profile and mundane tasks with equal passion and attention to detail.

To Apply:

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter detailing your fit with the position’s responsibilities, and 2 short writing samples (can be links) to: [email protected] with Communications Assistant-Census Counts in the subject line. Only applications submitted by email will be considered.  We are looking to fill this position immediately.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual expression and identity, veteran status, national origin, age, or disability.

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