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Communications Assistant

Non-Exempt


The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal, state, and local policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns inform, educate, empower, and mobilize leaders and advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States.

Summary: 

The Communications Assistant plays a role in advancing civil rights and social justice policy for the nation and will be exposed to the most broad-based civil rights coalition in the country. This position performs several administrative, technical support, and substantive tasks in support of the Communications Department. This is an entry-level, non-exempt position eligible for overtime.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Communications Department (55%): The Communications Assistant will provide support to the Communications Department. This will include: tracking press coverage and building highly targeted press lists for priority issues; coordinating Department meetings and other Department-wide activities; coordinating contract drafting and routing for approval; maintaining stock imagery accounts; updating website content; aggregating and distributing daily press clips; proofreading and editing communications products; managing communications-related vendor contracts and assisting with management of departmental budget and expenses; drafting communications content and materials that deliver consistent, consequential messages; and, completing other Department-serving tasks, as assigned.
  • Support Campaign and Program Team (20%): The Communications Assistant will provide administrative support to a program or campaign team. This will include scheduling and taking notes during team meetings; coordinating technology needs for team meetings; managing email distribution lists; and other duties, as assigned.
  • Provide Back-Up Support to the EVP and Managing Director for Communications (15%): The Communications Assistant will manage the EVP and MD’s schedules and calendars, handle credit card reports and reimbursements, maintain contact lists, staff meetings, and handle other tasks at the direction of the EVP and the MD.
  • Support the organization (10%): The Communications Assistant will provide logistical support to the organization, including other projects as assigned by leaders of the Communications Department such as taking event photographs. The Communications Assistant will also provide backup coverage for the Receptionist when necessary

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience scheduling for senior level staff.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, manage a complex workload, and organize time efficiently.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a high level of discretion around sensitive matters.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Strong interest in communications tools and platforms.
  • Passion and commitment to civil rights.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications and internet research.

Reports to: Executive Vice President for Communications

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  The salary range for this position is $46,350 – $47,975.

To Apply:

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter detailing your fit with the position’s responsibilities, and your starting salary requirements to: [email protected] with Communications Assistant in the subject line. Only applications submitted by email will be considered. We are looking to fill this position immediately. Applications will be considered 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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