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Senior Communications Associate (Meyer Foundation)

Company Name

Meyer Foundation

Company City


Company State


Job Location

Washington, DC

Company Information

The Meyer Foundation pursues and invests in solutions that build an equitable Greater Washington
community in which economically disadvantaged people thrive. We envision a just, connected, and
inclusive Greater Washington community in which systemic racism and its consequences no longer

Job Description

The Meyer Foundation is working toward a vision of a just, connected, and inclusive Greater
Washington community in which systemic racism and its consequences no longer exist. We support
organizations that are building power to achieve a racially and economically just Greater
Washington region.

We are seeking to expand our team by hiring a Senior Communications Associate. The Senior
Communications Associate will support and collaborate closely with the Director for Strategic
Communications to manage the implementation of communications tactics that advance the
Foundation’s mission and vision, reinforce our values, and elevate the work and goals of our
community and grantee partners. This role will provide critical support in the development and
dissemination of the Foundation’s external communications, help to update and manage the
Foundation’s editorial/content calendar, website, and social media, and will collaborate across our
broader internal team to ensure communications needs are fulfilled and to coordinate workflows.

The Senior Communications Associate will be someone who has experience with and passion for
communicating with a racial justice lens. The person in this role should have an appreciation for
effective communications frameworks and messaging practices, with particular attention to
evolving language in racial equity and justice spaces. This individual is committed to continued
learning on best practices and emerging communications tools to ensure that all creative content
and messaging is accessible to and honors the humanity of our communities. They have insight into
and can inform our communications strategies to be relevant to the communities we serve.

Cultivating a staff team that embodies the diverse experiences of the Greater Washington region is
essential to our mission and values. We strongly and sincerely encourage applications from people
of color/of the global majority, immigrant, multilingual, and multicultural individuals; people with
disabilities; members of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities; and people with
other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

Salary: $80,000-$90,000

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Working alongside the Director, Strategic Communications, coordinate efficient processes
across teams to help bring campaigns and strategic ideas to fruition
• Co-manage the Foundation’s editorial/content calendar and co-produce regular content for
publication on social media channels, mass emails, the Foundation’s blog, and website
• Support the collection and amplification of community and grantee partners’ events and
stories for use in regular communications
• Support the development and execution of special projects, including podcast and video
• Generate first drafts of a variety of content (press releases, blog posts, statements), as
• Provide support in updating the Foundation’s branding and communications guides and
help to ensure proper branding, writing, and style guidelines are consistently met
• Proofread and edit materials to ensure and promote clarity and consistency with spelling,
grammar, punctuation, and formatting guidelines, as well as most current language within
the DEIJ space
• Evaluate and publish multimedia content with respect to ADA standards, ensuring that alt
text, captions, transcripts, and subtitles are accurate and included in posts
• Collaborate across teams to provide internal communications counsel and training
• Other duties as assigned
Communications & PR Administrative Tasks
• Coordinate and manage the receipt of photo releases
• Compile regular reports on communications, email marketing, and website metrics
• Help to coordinate projects with external consultants, including graphic designers,
photographers, web support, etc
• Help to research and manage the implementation of new communications programs,
software, or equipment
• Liaise with grantee partners to provide support and tend to emergent communications
• Help to monitor Meyer’s communications email inbox to route questions or to respond to
requests for logo
• Supports media engagement by helping to build and maintain media lists
• Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Preferred Experiences & Qualifications

• Deep and demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice, and strong alignment with
the Meyer Foundation’s organizational values
• A strong desire to connect and engage with the communities Meyer serves
• Excellent written communication skills, with proficiency in AP Style guidelines and best
practices within the DEIJ space
• Strong organizational and multitasking abilities with a keen eye for detail, ability to
collaborate across teams, and meet tight deadlines
• Experience in content creation, editing, and project coordination; experience in content
management systems and project management tools
• Experience with managing or contributing to a WordPress-hosted website and/or Beaver
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and Zoom
• Proficiency in various social media platforms and best practices for achieving successful

Personal Characteristics and Values:

• Proactive
• Collaborative and curious
• Creative and critical thinker; a problem-solver
• Excited and motivated to learn new communications frameworks and tactics
• Eager to interact with and work alongside community and grantee partners to support their
• Committed to storytelling that honors the humanity of the communities we serve and seeks
to challenge persistent dominant narratives
• Committed to the Foundation’s mission and racial equity stance.
• Active and supportive participant in building and maintaining a collaborative and inclusive
workplace culture.
• Proven ability to listen, discern challenges, and identify solutions.
• Partnership approach and ability to effectively work with different workstyles.
• Open-minded and committed to honest and candid conversations and self-reflection about
race, racial justice, and equity.
• Enthusiasm for organizational change and patience during any change processes as part of
the Foundation’s commitment to ongoing learning and adaptation.
Maintains Commitment to Values and Meyer Foundation’s Community
• Apply a racial justice lens: Raise issues of racial equity. Constantly seek to understand
disparities and learn why they exist. Examine issues and create solutions through a systems
• Assume positive intent: Proceed with trust and seek to understand one another. Challenge
perspectives, not each other.
• Call people in: Avoid calling out – instead, call in. When we call in, we respect where people
are and invite them to continue learning.
• Create space for multiple truths and perspectives: Be diligent and patient with self and
others. Be willing to step up and step back. Recognize and explore triggers.
• Disagreement can be generative: Understand we will not always agree and that it is okay.
Healthy discussion can generate new ideas when we’re willing to engage and hear differing
• Honor different styles of communicating, learning, and processing: Understand that these
happen in different ways for different people. Seek understanding if someone’s style differs
from yours.
• Name and check assumptions: Use “I” statements and allow “we” to speak. Respectfully call
in your peers when an assumption has been shared.
• Recognize power dynamics: Be aware of the existence of power dynamics and how they can
be used both positively and negatively, formally, and informally. Acknowledge your own
privilege and how you use it.
• Seek to expand your growth edge: Look for new opportunities to learn. Be open to
perspectives that challenge your own.
• Surface Elephants & Patterns: Support each other in raising uncomfortable conversations.
Hold each other in kindness and rigor, while seeking ways to move forward.
• Thoughtful risk-taking: Call on deep courage and be willing to take calculated risks without
fear of failure or being wrong.

How to Apply

To apply for the Senior Communications Associate, submit your application here after reading the information below.

To complete the application, you will need to upload the following:

1) Your resume;
2) A writing sample that conveys your skills and/or understanding of equity and justice, such
as an article, press release, op-ed, blog post, etc;
3) A graphic design sample (such social media posts or and ad) that demonstrates your ability
to create compelling imagery for marketing, social media, etc;
4) If available, a multimedia sample-this can be a link to a video, graphic portfolio,
webpage/website, podcast or something similar that you produced.

You will also need to respond to the following questions. Please do not include a cover letter.

1) How would you describe your experience communicating with a racial equity and/or justice
lens on behalf of an organization?
2) How would you describe your experience leveraging social media to support an
organization’s cause?

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