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Communications Associate

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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Position Overview

The Communications Associate helps to develop and implement communications strategies and tactics that align with organizational goals and objectives, including strengthening n4a’s brand and reputation. The successful candidate is a passionate communicator with solid web and social media expertise. Other attributes of the successful candidate are: strong writer, efficient time and project manager, organized and detail-oriented, creative and forward-thinking, a team player able to juggle multiple projects daily.

This position reports to the Director, Communications and is based in n4a’s Washington, DC office.


  • Maintain n4a website, including content development, SEO and Google Analytics; provide recommendations to improve user experience and update technology; support efforts to maintain a robust association management system  
  • Publish weekly e-newsletter(s) and other electronic communications, including content development, production and metrics
  • Assist in the management of n4a’s social media accounts and conference app, including planning, implementation and metrics
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies for several major n4a programs.
  • Manage webinar program, including staff training on latest technologies, development of robust editorial calendar and promotional efforts
  • Provide multimedia technical support at n4a Annual Conference and other events
  • Assist in the production of a variety of n4a collateral materials
  • Serve as the organization’s photographer/videographer and organize associated content libraries
  • In collaboration with the Communications Director, support the communications needs of n4a projects and programs
  • Actively engage with n4a members to support membership development, policy advancement and grassroots outreach and other strategic plan goals
  • Manage vendor relationships to facilitate an effective and efficient process for the completion of tasks and projects 


n4a is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Application Procedure

Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history to Be sure to note the job title in the email subject line. The application closing date is April 7, 2017. We cannot respond to all applications and unsolicited phone calls or emails will not be returned. 


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  • Bachelor’s degree required; preference will be given to candidates with academic credentials in digital marketing, public relations or related fields
  • 2-4 years of paid, full-time experience working in communications, digital marketing and/or public relations, preferably with a cause-driven nonprofit organization or an integrated communications agency with nonprofit clients
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills (a writing test will be part of the vetting process).
  • Able to consistently apply n4a’s voice and style, while using varied writing styles depending on format and audience
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and to work independently, with limited supervision, if needed
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills that will further enhance a work environment that is professional, but also collegial and creative


The successful candidate will be able to travel up to 10 percent of the time, including up to 6 consecutive days at the n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow every summer. 

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is a 501c(3) membership association representing America’s national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providing a voice in the nation’s capital for the 256 Title VI Native American aging programs.

Whether it is helping Washington set priorities, building the capacity of our members, raising the visibility of AAAs and Title VI programs nationwide, offering training and educational events, or working to drive excellence in the fields of I&R/A, transportation, livable communities and volunteerism, n4a is dedicated to supporting the success of its members.