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The World Affairs Council is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Are you a tech-savvy storyteller? Do you have impeccable attention to detail and grammar and communication skills? Are you creative and forward thinking? Are you into collaboration? Do you thrive in fast-paced environments? If yes, then we want to hear from you!

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth offers an excellent opportunity for a creative Marketing & Communications Coordinator with 2+ years of experience in marketing. The Marketing & Communications department promotes membership, pursues followership and readership, and supports the Council’s public speaker events and other programs through messaging and branding.

The candidate should be someone tuned into national and international current events. They will support the department director to ensure our Council team reaches goals, develop creative content with sound strategy, and maintain consistency in branding, while mindful of a restricted nonprofit budget.

The applicant must be a creative self-starter, dependable, productive, and deadline-oriented, who thrives in a highly collaborative position. This role requires a skilled communicator who can write, ideate, and effectively communicate with our membership and other stakeholders across all media channels. 

This is an intense but rewarding job if you are ambitious and find pride in your work.

Applicants for this position should have two years of experience and can expect a salary range of $40-45,000.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work schedule. 

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Originate and edit content for external channels, including website, weekly emails, e-newsletters, social media, and print and advertising collateral.
  • Build weekly emails promoting events calendar and create regular analytics reports to support refinement of email strategy.
  • Monitor website for ongoing updates.
  • Manage social media accounts, establishing/maintaining a consistent approach to design and communication style.
  • Collaborate with director on strategy and campaign concepts.
  • Proof departmental communications for grammar, composition, and brand style guidelines.
  • Attend Council events, assisting with photography as needed.

Required Skills & Experience 

  • Marketing, Communications, or comparable degree with 2+ years additional experience in marketing and/or communications
  • Knowledge of design principles and composition.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and web-based design programs like Canva.
  • Experience with social media platforms, including measuring and reporting analytics, for FB, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, HootSuite, etc.
  • Demonstrated writing ability and comfort proofing for external communications.
  • Understanding of HTML language, designing for web, and search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Prior experience with Blackbaud or similar content management system (CMS).
  • Photography and experience with digital editing tools would be a great bonus.

Please email your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Martha Powell, Director of Administration, at resumes@dfwworld.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. This job is located in downtown Dallas, but a flexible hybrid work schedule is in place.

The World Affairs Council is a dynamic nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings international awareness and cross-cultural understanding to the North Texas community and presents distinguished international figures year-round for in-depth interpretation of global events. We have approximately 3,800 members. The Council is located in downtown Dallas and offers an excellent benefit package that includes health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and paid parking. 

The World Affairs Council is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Programs manager

The World Affairs Council seeks a high-energy, detail-oriented, multi-tasking team player to manage public speaker programs and our young professionals’ group as we fulfill our mission to educate citizens about our nation’s foreign policy. This position coordinates public programs (70+ annually): lectures, screenings, socials, and two annual fundraising events. Event coordination includes travel arrangements, budget, and event management logistics. Management of Global Young Professionals includes the planning, marketing, and execution of monthly events. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, tact, and diplomacy for frequent interaction with members, directors, publishers, government and NGO contacts, and speakers, and attendance at early morning and evening events are essential. Further requirements include the ability to perform detailed reporting with attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team to meet deadlines. Event production management skills and nonprofit experience are a plus. Knowledge and interest in national and international issues and events is required.  

Applicants for this position should have 5+ years of experience and may expect a salary range of $50-55,000.

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate logistics for in-person speaker programs (including travel arrangements, itineraries, budget adherence, event management logistics, A/V requirements, and book sales).
  • Zoom host for virtual programs, leading production and coordinating logistics.
  • Responsible for accurate event-related record entries into Raiser's Edge, including after-event expenses and invoices.
  • Participate in coordinating two fundraising events (Mallon Award Dinner and International Educator of the Year Award), including event logistics and promotion in concert with the marketing and development departments.
  • Drive event information to the marketing department for promotion of programs and manage the contractors producing program recordings. 
  • Create and manage Meridian: Global Young Professionals events as well as twelve events per year for the Global Forum, the Council’s philanthropic membership level.
  • Assist President/CEO and Director of Programs with program and series development, and drafting letters of invitation as needed.
  • Draft event remarks and provide speaker and topic research.
  • Assist in the development and stewardship of event venues, community organization partners, businesses, and publishing contact relationships.
  • Supervise and provide tasks to one-two interns per semester.
  • Work with Director of Education on speaker programs and educational outreach.
  • Organize logistics and schedule for periodic trips to New York and/or Washington, DC to meet with publishers or think tank contacts.

Required Skills & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preference given to majors in international affairs, journalism/marketing. Knowledge and interest in national, international, and foreign policy issues are required.
  • Programmatic experience arranging logistics for speakers or meetings is preferred, as well as experience negotiating vendor contracts.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with excellent interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills.
  • Desirable candidates will be highly collaborative, organized, and detail-oriented. They should be adaptive and comfortable navigating the unknown, as well as be solutions-oriented and able to complete multiple projects concurrently while balancing competing priorities and always meeting deadlines.
  • A commitment to delivering excellent internal and external customer service is required.
  • MS Office proficiency is required; and experience with customer database management system Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity content management system is preferred.

The salary for this position is in the $50,000 range.

Please email your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Martha Powell, Director of Administration, at resumes@dfwworld.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. This job is located in downtown Dallas, and the Council is currently on a hybrid office/home work schedule. 

The World Affairs Council is a dynamic nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings international awareness and cross-cultural understanding to the North Texas community and presents distinguished international figures year-round for in-depth interpretation of global events. We have approximately 3,800 members. The Council is located in downtown Dallas and offers an excellent benefit package that includes health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and paid parking. 

The World Affairs Council is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

 

 

 

 

 

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