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Aii is seeking a Communications Associate

21 Nov 2019, Posted in All Posts

Aii is seeking a motivated and hardworking Communications Associate to join our team. This is an interdisciplinary role, including press relations, web development, graphics, and marketing.

This entry level position will work in sunny Charleston, SC and collaborate with local team members as well as remotely with team members in Washington, D.C., Ohio, California, and other locations.

Learn more: Click here to download the position description. 

 

 

Communications Associate Position Description: 

Location: Charleston, SC | Salaried Position | Experience: 0-3 years

 

Position Summary 

The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) seeks a proactive Communications Associate to support development, day-to-day management, and execution of Aii’s education, outreach, and communications priorities. 

Reporting to the Communications Director and Executive Director, responsibilities include implementing policy-specific communications goals, including brand awareness, promotion of educational and outreach materials, coordinating with stakeholders and media, and ensuring consistency and accuracy of external public relations. The position will also require the ability to draft press releases, statements, OpEds, newsletters, policy briefs across a widely varied spectrum of non-partisan public policy and impact issues. Position also includes management of social media, WordPress web development, and graphic design. This is an interdisciplinary role, requiring or expecting the candidate to know or learn press relations, graphics, website management, & more. 

The successful candidate must have initiative and the ability to work well with others while also retaining the ability to work independently under minimal direction, possess exemplary writing skills, and attentiveness to detail while being able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of public and private sector stakeholders at the national, state, and local level. Additional skills include the ability to work accurately under deadline and collaborate with others in a team environment, including the ability to manage interns. We seek a candidate to join the team, committed to developing Aii into the future. The ideal candidate will be invested in by our team and stay longterm. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Interactive Media, or similar, or public policy related field with extensive communications experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience managing a WordPress website
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, graphics, animation, and/or video production
  • Experience managing corporate, organizational, or public social media channels
  • 1-3 years of experience in journalism, media, public relations, communication, and/or marketing. (Will consider internships and student work)
  • Ability to work at fast pace, learn on the job, and become literate in public policy topics

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have experience in political campaigns, media, or government affairs. The preferred candidate will also have an additional skill such as:

  • Communications/Marketing + Coding/Web Development 
  • Communications/Marketing + Economics/Public Policy 
  • Communications/Marketing + Graphic Design/Video Production
  • Communications/Marketing + Technical Writing/Editing 
  • Communications/Marketing + Grant Writing/Fundraising/Donor Care

Additional Information

This position begins February 3, 2020. Starting salary range $40,000 – $50,000. Raises available commensurate with work product, value added, and time. This is an entry level position. It is a full-time contract position, and we do not consider candidates who manage multiple clients or who split time during 9am – 5pm work hours. Candidate will be expected to work remotely and will be compensated for tax and benefits through contractor-style pay (tax 1099, not W-2 employee classification, no tax withholding or direct benefits). All candidates must be U.S. citizens and able to pass a criminal background check. References and prior employers will be contacted if selected for the position. Occasional travel is required. 

To Apply

The deadline for application submission is January 1, 2020. For consideration, please submit resume, a cover letter highlighting your experiences and why you should be considered for this position, and salary requirements to the Executive Director at careers@aii.org.

About Aii 

The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure is an independent, non-partisan, national, educational organization dedicated to identifying infrastructure related needs, creating awareness of those needs, and identifying innovative solutions to successfully address public policy challenges. Aii strives to promote proven, innovative technologies and higher safety standards to achieve a safer environment in our communities. 

The Alliance consists of two members, the Public Institute for Facility Safety (PIFS) a 501(c)(3) and the National Infrastructure Safety Foundation (NISF) a 501(c)(4). Each member’s volunteer board governs the Alliance. These two boards also work in conjunction with the Aii’s own volunteer advisory council.