Communications Coordinator

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh


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Position Summary

The Communications Coordinator will develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan along with marketing and brand evolution efforts to further raise the Council’s visibility in the community. Main responsibilities include creating and managing website content, coordinating social media efforts, developing an annual report, designing graphics, and marketing various community events.

The Communications Coordinator is a highly organized, detail-oriented, energetic, efficient, productive, and conscientious self-starter who works well autonomously and as part of a small team. She/He/They should have excellent written and verbal communication skills; outstanding organizational skills and strong marketing instincts; experience with various types of media; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with high attention to detail; ability to problem-solve and evaluate best course of action; positive attitude and sense of humor; strong work ethic; and ability to relate well with diverse populations. A demonstrated interest in international issues is preferred.

This position is full time. Duties will be performed remotely until further notice.

Areas of Responsibility

Communications & Marketing

  • Develop and implement a communications plan that will raise the profile of the Council throughout the region
  • Design marketing campaigns to promote Council events and initiatives in order to maximize exposure and engagement
  • Manage any projects involving outside marketing/design support, including brochures, videos, photo shoots
  • Write and manage the Council’s e-blasts and contact lists
  • Write and disseminate press releases, develop press kits, etc.
  • Manage marketing calendar to promote all Council events and initiatives


  • Design and place print, digital, and social media ads for large events
  • Develop and design various organizational and program materials, such as brochures, flyers, etc.
  • Design the Council’s annual report
  • Create event graphics for use in multiple promotional channels

Social Media & Website

  • Manage and refresh the Council’s website with dynamic and compelling content
  • Coordinate with web developers to improve functionality of the Council’s website (donation forms, event registrations, etc.)
  • Manage social media accounts to reinforce the Council’s voice and brand


  • 1-2+ years in the nonprofit sector required, direct communications experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, CRM databases, project management systems, graphic design platforms, and other digital platforms to support communication and data tracking
  • Experience with WordPress, social media channels, and email CRM (MailChimp)

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Salary is in the $38,000 – $40,000 range, based on experience
  • Competitive insurance package
  • Generous paid time off, including Federal Holidays and personal days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible teleworking

To Apply

Candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and an example of a campaign (written summary/e-blast, social media post(s), and graphics) that you have designed to ​ with Communications Coordinator in the subject line.

Applications are due by Monday, April 19th.

Our Approach

Organizational leadership: Model a high bar for performance; operate with the best interests of both the organization and my team in mind.

Mission-aligned programming and partnerships: Your role is essential to making it easy for community partners, donors, and the general public to understand meaningful opportunities with the Council, ensuring that their participation and/or investment in the Council is seen as transformational rather than transactional.

Proactive problem solving: Proactively develop solutions to challenges, including by constantly looking at big-picture progress on the programs team, and by flagging any potential upcoming challenges in the organization overall.

Application of equity and inclusion lens: Bring deep insight and a practical lens to places where identity, equity, and power intersect with the work. Can recognize ways that your and others’ identities show up and play out in the work, especially as a senior level team member.

Optimistic approach and flexibility: We approach our work with a can-do attitude and a spirit of “yes.” Together, we push work forward through obstacles and adapt quickly as things change (which they inevitably will!). You recognize that there are aspects of the work you will lead and others where you will follow, and you work just as well independently as you do within a team structure.

100% follow-through: As a small but mighty team, we demonstrate a high attention to detail, stay on top of all specific tasks/follow-up items, and general areas of work. We manage short and long-term planning, consistently setting and meeting deadlines.

Relationship-oriented: You recognize the deep importance that relationships with colleagues and allies play in our work, and you build rapport and trust with others.

Always learning: There’s always more to know out there, and you’re hungry for it. You absorb information from your colleagues, from your work, and from keeping up with your field. If something doesn’t make sense, you ask questions until it does, and you apply what you learn in your work.

Open-mindedness: You encourage (and truly welcome!) viewpoints that differ from your own, and you’re able to “sit with” discomfort when people express themselves in ways that aren’t familiar to you.

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a culture of inclusion that celebrates and recognizes the strength in our diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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