The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Communications and Outreach Assistant for the World Movement for Democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Communications and Outreach Assistant will provide communications and administrative support to the World Movement for Democracy team. 


  • Assist with the creation of communication products by:
  • Writing social media posts, and conducting social media listening,
  • Drafting and issuing of bi-weekly e-newsletters and advocacy alert messages,
  • Assisting with regular maintenance and development of the World Movement websites, and,
  • Contributing to the coordination for producing videos and podcasts,
  • Maintain World Movement’s social media properties and track metrics for all communication platforms.
  • Provide assistance on logistical preparations for the World Movement’s meetings held in different global regions.
  • Perform general administrative duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Undergraduate degree in relevant field required, communications or international relations preferred.
    • Some communications and/or administrative support experience required.
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and social media required.
    • Experience with using social media tools in a professional setting preferred.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Strong writing skills.
    • Basic knowledge of global political developments, particularly concerning democratization and human rights, required.
    • Proficiency in a language in addition to English, not required, but preferred
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required.
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently required.
    • Interested in learning new digital tools as our World Movement team acquires them, from content creation tools like Canva to administrative tracking tools like Smartsheet
    • Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, working independently in a multicultural environment.

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, one of which should be a supervisor. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or careers@ned.org.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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