Georgetown Univerisity Communications and Policy Associate in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Communications and Policy Associate - Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative (ESOI)

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative (ESOI) works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices to alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. The initiative’s areas of research include policies, programs, and practices related to tax and benefits, jobs and education, health and human service delivery, and democracy. The communications and policy associate will contribute to both communications and research projects. They will develop communications strategies and materials, improve and maintain the Center’s website, review and edit Center communications to ensure clarity of message and tone, and utilize understanding of Center research projects to improve promotional materials depth and relevance to intended audiences. They will also conduct qualitative and quantitative research on economic security and opportunity issues, analyze proposed policies, evaluate the effects of existing policies, and report findings. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Communications content development (graphics and text) for website, newsletters, social media, promotional materials, and grant reports in order to convey complex analyses and research findings.

  • Website improvements, updates, and maintenance.

  • Assistance with social media strategy design and execution.

  • Communications and media outreach, coordination, tracking, and support.

  • Assistance with development of strategies and tactics for pursuing communications goals.

  • Qualitative and quantitative research and analysis on a range of issues relating to poverty and inequality.

  • Document editing, review, and formatting.

  • Development of graphics, charts and other visuals.

  • Coordination and support for convenings, events, webinars, and meetings.

  • Miscellaneous assistance, including with development, operations, or other activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 1-3 years of experience with communications and policy research, proficiency with WordPress, and excellent writing skills

  • A commitment to GCPI’s mission

  • A background in issues related to poverty, economic justice, social inclusion, racial equity, gender equity, and/or disability rights—including lived experience—is preferred

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to clearly express complex ideas;

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;

  • Ability to organize and manage competing priorities, tasks and deadlines;

  • Responsiblity for the quality and timeliness of their work;

  • Flexibility in response to change

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

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