Communications Specialist

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 December 2018

Job Description

Company Summary:

Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG) is an employee-owned consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia . Since 1973, TRG has provided organizational development and training services for U.S. government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector/commercial clients.

As an employee-owned firm, we are each personally committed to the work we do. We understand that our success is entirely dependent on our ability to help our clients achieve their business and service goals. Internally, we place a great deal of emphasis on nurturing a widely held ownership mentality and participatory culture.

Project Background:

The Education Performance Improvement, Communications, and Knowledge (EPIC) project is a five-year program of support services managed by the Education Policy and Planning Division (EPP) in the E3 Office of Education. The project was designed to improve education sector impact, programming, measurement, management and performance by strengthening 1) organizational effectiveness; 2) professional development and training; 3) internal and external communications and outreach; and 4) knowledge management uptake and brokering.

Position:

The EPIC project is seeking a mid-level communications specialist to provide technical advice and support to their work with the USAID Office of Education (E3//ED). In this role, the specialist will oversee the posting and dissemination of content from the newly launched EducationLinks website (www.edu-links.org), designed to help education practitioners (USAID mission and implementing partner staff) design and manage effective education programs.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the site administrator for the EducationLinks website, coordinating closely with the site owner, content creators/managers, and web development staff.
  • Collaborate with the site owner, content creators/managers, and web development staff in the development/migration of microsites under the EducationLinks umbrella site.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to maintain an editorial calendar.
  • Develop communications plans and materials to share content captured in the editorial calendar.
  • Develop strategies or campaigns to create more engagement opportunities with/for USAID mission and implementing partner staff.
  • Manage social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
  • Develop, measure, and report on the performance of digital campaigns and other digital content.
  • Apply USAID branding guidelines in development of materials.
  • Create simple graphics to complement content and outreach materials.
  • Oversee the creation, distribution, and evaluation of a monthly e-newsletter.
  • Identify and share creative, efficient, and effective ways to engage audiences and facilitate sharing and collaboration.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in communications, journalism, or a related field) and at least 8 years of related experience; or a Master degree and at least 3 years of related experience.
  • Experience developing digital and social media strategies and campaigns.
  • Experience in the day-to-day management of branded digital assets e.g. social media channels, newsletters, and websites.
  • Expertise in web analytics platforms such as Google, Twitter, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing skills, particularly writing for the web.
  • Be a team player.
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel.

Preferred

  • Experience with USAID or other federal agency.
  • Experience in with the international education sector
  • Experience in content marketing.
  • Experience in graphic design.

TRG is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with TRG depends solely on your qualifications

About the Organization

Training Resources Group, Inc. is an employee-owned consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia . Since 1973, TRG has provided organizational development and training services for U.S. government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector/commercial clients.

As an employee-owned firm, we are each personally committed to the work we do. We understand that our success is entirely dependent on our ability to help our clients achieve their business and service goals. Internally, we place a great deal of emphasis on nurturing a widely held ownership mentality and participatory culture.

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