Communications and Happiness Associate, Washington DC

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 July 2016
  • Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 9 September 2016

Job Description

Join the Media Platform for the Global Development Community.

YOU: Warm, organized, ambitious, and creative are words people have used to describe you. You are a confidante to your friends and a problem solver who is passionate about maximizing people’s potential by listening and working together.

US: a buzzed-about social enterprise committed to changing the world by working directly with our audience of one million global development professionals.

If you’re eager to bring your creative skills to our internal communications, events, and executive team, we’d love to get to know you better. We want to give you the opportunity to carve out your own place in the world, learn from sharp, committed colleagues, and be part of an energizing culture that’s low on bureaucracy and high on impact (and fun).

Devex seeks an energetic, personable and motivated individual with good organizational and communications skills to serve as a Communications and Happiness Associate in the office of the President & Editor-in-Chief.

This individual will ensure open communication and dialogue among all Devexers–including through publishing internal news and updates, communicating about HR and administrative issues from holidays to benefits to performance reviews, and maximizing our happiness at work through retreats, activities, online platforms and employee surveys, and other similarly creative outlets. S/he will report to the Chief of Staff to the President & Editor-in-Chief.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who:

  • Is excited by the prospect of making an awesome global team even more effective through great internal communications and building high morale; and
  • Loves to use tools like online polls, communications platforms, and data analysis to make this happiness mission not just an art but a science

What we’ll need from you:

To fit well in this role you must be innovative, diligent, creative and enthusiastic. You know how to see a project through from start to finish, and you are interested in learning about people and figuring out how to help them be their best selves.

You must have writing skills, should find data interesting and be able to listen and solve problems when people ask you for help. You also must have…

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field (Communications, Marketing, Psychology, Human Resources/Business, etc.);
  • Communications experience using digital tools
  • Experience working with teams in a dynamic office environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience at a cutting-edge company
  • A portfolio of communications products you’ve designed and written
  • Experience with human resources

Interested candidates may submit their CV and cover letter. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

Devex is the media platform for the global development community. As a social enterprise, we connect and inform development, health, humanitarian and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence and funding & career opportunities so you can do more good for more people. An international organization founded at the Harvard Kennedy School, Devex is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Barcelona, and Manila, and reporters around the world. Our diverse global team includes 100 web-savvy journalists, analysts, developers, designers, and marketers. Devexers live our mission, and bring their top-notch academic and professional credentials to work every day to change the world. Get to know us better by checking out our tumblr page.

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