Public Affairs Associate

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC, currently has a vacancy in the Office of Public Affairs. The position is full-time and eligible for benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, SmartBenefits, PTO and more. Please submit resumes and cover letters to [email protected]

Under the supervision of the Director of Public Affairs, the Public Affairs Associate provides the Public Affairs team with ongoing support including drafting content, monitoring traditional and social media and creating media coverage reports, updating the Communications Department and Public Affairs web pages, posting and disseminating news releases, administrative duties, annual budget completion, and assisting in the development and implementation of digital and social media strategy for the Conference. Contributes to the Bishops’ strategic plan for the Conference. Demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect and contribute to the USCCB mission and to fulfill job duties in accordance with its Catholic identity.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in major field of Communications or related field. Fluency in reading and writing Spanish desirable. Minimum of 2-3 years of work-related experience. Experience working with media, e.g., writing news releases, communicating with reporters. Strong speaking, writing, editing skills, including demonstrated experience producing clear and concise materials. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and online communications tools (WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.). Awareness of and understanding of Catholic Church theology, structure and hierarchy.