Program Associate, Communications
ACTA’s Communications Department is responsible for all digital communications at ACTA as well as several sections of the ACTA website, ACTA’s quarterly newsletter, ACTA’s Annual Report, and a variety of research projects. The Department is charged with presenting ACTA’s message to the outside world in an informed, articulate, and accurate manner. The Department strives to maintain ACTA’s distinctive tone and style in all its work, from 140 character tweets to long-form articles and op-eds.
The Program Associate, Communications assists in the coordination of ACTA’s communications efforts under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer, Communications. Responsibilities include:
-Assisting in drafting of eBlasts and monthly eNewsletters.
-Contributing to ACTA’s annual reports, newsletter, and blog (The Forum).
-Updating The Forum’s daily roundup of higher education news.
-Tracking the blog and news roundup analytics.
-Providing content for ACTA’s facebook and Twitter accounts under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer, Communications.
-Assisting the Senior Program Officer with the maintenance and promotion of the Minding the Campus blog.
-Contributing to articles and blogs published on non-ACTA platforms on behalf of ACTA
-Assisting Senior Program Officer in developing and expanding ACTA’s new media program.
-Providing a weekly report to the staff detailing ACTA’s social media presence.
-Supporting the Senior Program Officer in updating the Oases of Excellence online directory and other sections of ACTA’s website.
-Producing sound research on matters concerning higher education policy and reform
-Assisting other staff members as needed with the execution of programmatic work.
The Program Associate, Communications must approach these tasks as an entrepreneurial enterprise, requiring an understanding of and proactive approach to ACTA’s program activities. He/She is expected to be personable, dynamic, well organized, highly motivated, and principled, and to act with the highest degree of personal responsibility, accountability, and honesty.
Interested candidates are asked to send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ideal start date for this position is June 2015.