Programs and Outreach Associate

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut
  • Location
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 13

Position description

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut (CTWAC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes greater awareness and dialogue on important global issues. With an emphasis on community engagement and collaboration, the Council creates experiences that explore critical global issues and promote a greater understanding of the world.

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut (CTWAC) is seeking a Program and Outreach Associate for a full time, position. CTWAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization operating in the Hartford, Connecticut community with local and regional community programming. The Program and Outreach Associate will manage community programs, lead communications initiatives, develop outreach and marketing materials including emails and other electronic communications, promotional materials, and press releases, and maintain our social media platforms. Currently, this position is virtual with potential for in-person days as needed. If you have a background in International Relations or something similar, and are seeking a unique position that allows you to use your knowledge and global interests to engage local, national, and international audiences, please see the information below on how to apply. 


Main Responsibilities:

• Plan and organize live, in-person and hybrid program planning

• Conduct post program attendee follow-up for virtual and in-person events

• Find program speakers through outreach to global figures such as ambassadors, military leaders, and global politicians

• Collaborate with the team think of new ideas and topics for upcoming programs

• Create, track, and compare program budgets

• Lead weekly email communications - responsible for creating communications materials related to upcoming events and coordinating a communications plan for our events

• Write and develop marketing materials including; press releases, media advisories, electronic communications, and print promotional materials

• Create, maintain, and update the Council’s website content

• Assist with the management of additional outreach initiatives

• Maintain and grow social media platforms 


Potential additional responsibilities

• Cultivate community partnerships with local organizations for programming

• Assist with the development fundraising and marketing materials for events and special campaigns

• Other duties as assigned



Required skills:

• Experience with communications and outreach initiatives

• Background in international relations or similar field

• Highly organized and attentive to detail

• Comfortable with virtual environments, especially Zoom, and potential move to in-person programming

• General knowledge about graphic design

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience in Canva and Constant Contact a plus

• Ability to create a variety of strategies to deliver programming and organization communications 

• Proven ability to work in a collaborative way with a small staff

• Must be able to multi-task, problem solve, thrive in a dynamic work environment, and enjoy working with a variety of people

• Resourceful, flexible, and a self-starter

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

• Passionate about the mission of WACCT 


Desired skills/qualities:

• Administrative office and non-profit experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field 

• Interest event planning and coordination



The salary range for this position is around $38,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Generous benefits package.  

Application instructions

Please send resume and cover letter.

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on