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Communications Coordinator
at Center for the Study of Social Policy
WASHINGTON, DC

Communications Coordinator
at Center for the Study of Social Policy
WASHINGTON, DC

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Organization Overview
The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, nonprofit public policy, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. CSSP works to achieve a racially, socially, and economically just society in which all children, youth, and families thrive.

 

CSSP strives to accomplish its mission by developing and advancing effective public policy; helping to transform public systems to be more preventive, results-oriented, accountable, and caring; and supporting local leaders to create the community opportunities, supports, services and environments in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP works in partnership with other national organizations, foundations, and governmental and community leaders to test new ideas and approaches, provide technical assistance, generate new evidence, and support networks of innovators. All of our work reflects a long-standing organizational commitment to equity and social justice.

 

Job Description
CSSP seeks a creative, proactive, and motivated Communications Coordinator. The Communications Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Communications and will work closely with program staff in Washington, DC and our regional offices to help develop and implement cutting-edge communications strategies across a variety of media platforms to expand and engage all of CSSP’s audiences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for storytelling, a strong instinct to think outside the box and experiment with new ideas, deep working knowledge of current digital marketing best practices, and a commitment to supporting those most often marginalized by public policies and institutional practices.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The Communications Coordinator will assist with or be responsible for:

  • Growing and developing a variety of content for CSSP’s social media channels, marketing programs, and resources and raising awareness of CSSP’s mission and programs by creating and sharing interesting, relevant, and engaging content. Identify new and innovative ways to enhance and expand CSSP’s social media presence and outreach to various stakeholders.
  • Managing the CSSP website, which includes creating a variety of content, ensuring that the site is fresh and timely, accurate, representative of CSSP’s many bodies of work, and engaging to a variety of audiences.
  • Coordinating and creating regular, topical, and timely content for the CSSP blog and Medium channel; working with CSSP staff to author blog and Medium posts.
  • Coordinating the development and dissemination of CSSP’s monthly newsletters and other online outreach strategies.
  • Designing and editing large- and small-scale CSSP products and publications.
  • Researching new possibilities for outreach and collaboration with partner organizations.
  • Identifying strategies to engage with national media outlets, reporters, and social media influencers.
  • Producing videos for social media, events, and other marketing opportunities.
  • Developing and compiling monthly reports and web analytics to inform content creation; setting benchmarks and goals to track progress and growth.
  • Ensuring cross-departmental collaboration on communications efforts.
  • Maintaining and upholding CSSP’s branding and messaging guidelines in all digital and printed materials.
  • Providing communications support to other departments, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications or CSSP leadership.

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