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Communications Associate, Part-Time


TFAS is searching for a self-starting, creative thinker to join its communications team as a part-time communications associate. Our ideal candidate enjoys collaborating with a small team, listens intently to information and task direction, follows projects through to completion, takes personal pride in and ownership of their work, is excited and motivated to learn new skills, is resourceful and takes initiative to meet objectives. The part-time role will commit to approximately 10-20 hours per week and will report to the Marketing and Communications Director. As TFAS transitions to reopening its offices, the position can be based in TFAS’s Washington, D.C. office or in a virtual office in the D.C. metro area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend online TFAS student and supporter programs and events such as guest lectures, site briefings and panels, and gather content for future communications
  • Write compelling content for print and online newsletters, highlighting the stories of TFAS programs, events, students, alumni and supporters
  • Format and publish content to TFAS.org website, following internal guidelines and digital best practices
  • Assist the communications team with executing digital marketing strategy through social media and online content strategy
  • Assist with maintaining audio, video, photography and press archives
  • Support communications strategies through production of related marketing materials as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 0-2 years of professional experience (internships may be considered experience) OR upper-level undergraduate student currently enrolled in marketing, communications, English or related degree program
  • A compelling storyteller with excellent writing and presentation skills that can be tailored to various audiences
  • Ability to research story topics and track down sources
  • Willingness to work with a team as well as independently
  • Strong grasp of branding and following style guides
  • Ability to work on multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations and following projects through to completion
  • Willingness to learn new technologies
  • Openness to explore other areas within the communications department to grow in the field and as a TFAS employee
  • Candidates must have a commitment to ideas of limited government and free-market economy

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with AP Style
  • Experience with HTML
  • Experience with tools within Adobe Creative Suite or similar design platform
  • Experience with WordPress or other content management systems
  • Experience with MailChimp or other email marketing services

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position/the mission of TFAS

Applications should be submitted to Kristin Underwood, TFAS Marketing and Communications Director, at comms@TFAS.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.