Director of Communicatons

Arabia Foundation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jun 06

Position description

The Arabia Foundation, an independent Washington DC-based think tank focused on the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arabian Peninsula, is seeking a full-time director of communications. The director will develop, execute, and administer the Arabia Foundation’s external communications strategy; including media relations/outreach, digital/social media, and corporate branding. The director will also be responsible for organizing conferences, panels, and other special events.



  • Minimum of five years of experience in media relations, communications strategy, corporate branding, and digital communications; 
  • Strong networking skills and solid foundation of media contacts – including editors, producers, and journalists in tier-one US media;
  • Strong knowledge of social media communications strategies and platforms (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin); 
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly pitch and place articles and op-eds in tier-one English-language media; 
  • Experience organizing, running, and preparing materials for press briefings, panels, conferences and special events;
  • Experience maintaining and updating contact databases;
  • Experience with CRM platforms, including constant contact;  
  • Knowledge of Middle East affairs strongly preferred;
  • Arabic language proficiency preferred; 
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.

Application instructions

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter which details their experiences and skills, and the contact details of three references in one combined PDF file via e-mail to [email protected]. Please be sure to write “Director of Communications” in the e-mail subject heading. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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