Communications Assistant

Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Oct 12

Position description

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), founded in 1955, is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests

The part-time Communications Assistant will support FPRI’s Eurasia Programleadership in executing its communication strategy with the goal of increasing overall impact of the program’s work. This will include significantly growing readership and social media following, increasing exposure in local and national print media, and informing business leaders and policymakers in Washington DC and elsewhere.

Key Responsibilities: 

1.     Create weekly customized emails disseminating Eurasia publications

2.     Grow and manage the Eurasia Program’s social media following

3.     Build targeted lists for the program’s initiatives and outreach efforts

4.     Research potential private sector partnerships

5.     Manage mailings of printed products to key lists

6.     Assist the leadership team in building and cultivating relationships with policymakers in Washington, D.C., local

media, and private sector

Please note that this is a grant-funded part-time position for a maximum of 9 months.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations required
  • Minimum 2 year of relevant work experience (internships will qualify as relevant experience)
  • Proficiency in MailChimp
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, MS Excel, and PiktoChart a plus
  • Independent work ethic
  • Excellent organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Must be based in Greater Philadelphia area

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Interest in Russian, Eurasian and East European region
  • Understanding of D.C. legislative structure, State Department, Department of Defense, and key US national
  • security issues. 
  • Educational background in Political Science, History, International Relations or other liberal arts field is a plus. 
  • Think tank work experience (including internships)

Application instructions

Please email resume and a writing sample to Maia Otarashvili by October 26, 2018.

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