Connecting Creatives. Convening Communities. Celebrating Cultures.
Job Title: Communications Officer
Manager Title: Director of Communications
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
The Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that creates, curates and executes programs and research that amplify the prominence of all forms of art and culture from the United States, Qatar, and the larger Arab and Islamic worlds.
Reporting to the Director of Communications and working with other team members, the Officer for Communications supports and implements the communications and public relations strategies that align with QAIC’s mission and target audience. The Officer for Communications is primarily responsible for QAIC’s content creation, design, and product development, including but not limited to digital properties (website and social media)and digital and printed media and public relations. The Officer for Communications also guides vendors and talent to support the Communications team.
Qualifications and Responsibilities: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform the job as well as the education and experience requirements.
- Support the execution of the overall communications, marketing, media, and outreach strategy of the Qatar America Institute for Culture.
- Develop engaging content and designs for use on QAIC’s various communications and outreach platforms (including but not limited to website, newsletter, magazine, podcast, and other products).
- Support the delivery of methods and plans to perform communications logistics and objectives for every QAIC initiative and event.
- Exercise discretion and independent judgment regularly.
- Support and coordinate correspondence and assignments to Communications team vendors and talent.
- Attend QAIC events when and where required.
The Senior Officer for Programs is thoroughly committed to Qatar America Institute for Culture’s mission. Specific requirements include:
- At least 1–3 years of communications experience, preferably in art & culture nonprofits.
- Excellent research and written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to develop and achieve strategic objectives for public relations, outreach, and media marketing strategies in accordance with QAIC’s mission.
- Strong speaking and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
- KnowledgeofAdobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.), video production, and other design tools.
- Ability to work independently and effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job responsibilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.
Must be able to manually lift 25-pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job responsibilities.
The office environment at 1319 18th St. NW and ability to access and perform work remotely (when required) through Office Suite and Applications.
Travel: not applicable (subject to change)
This job description does not imply that the stated requirements are the only expectations for the job. Incumbents are expected to perform any other duties that may be assigned. QAIC has the right to revise this job description at any time. QAICis an “at-will” employer and as such, neither this job description nor your signature constitutes any form of a contractual agreement between you and QAIC.
QAIC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, a woman’s right to breastfeed, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity (including transgender and transitioning status), disability (physical or mental), age (18 and older), genetic information, marital status (including domestic partnership), veteran or military status, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance (subject to business standards), political affiliation, tobacco use, credit information, victim of or the family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, stalking, or engagement in a related, protected activity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.