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IRI seeks to recruit an external affairs coordinator

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IRI seeks to recruit an external affairs coordinator


Détails de l’emploi :

Description :

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the core values in their day to day operations.

IRI is the premier international democracy-development organization. Since our founding in 1983, our nonpartisan, nongovernmental Institute has performed high-impact work in more than 100 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The Institute currently has offices in more than 30 countries.

IRI seeks an ambitious, creative professional with a passion for Communications to join our External Affairs team. The External Affairs Coordinator will be a vital part of our close-knit team, responsible for helping to promote IRI’s work advancing democracy globally. Core duties will include event management, research, editorial assistance, basic website management and administrative support. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the communications field by working for one of the world’s leading democracy development nonprofits and to gain insights on a variety of topics related to international relations and development.

The EA Coordinator is an entry-level professional and a key member of the External Affairs team and works with each component of the team to ensure that events, publications, media, research and general outreach are executed in a timely and efficient manner. S/he works across the organization to coordinate outreach activities between the EA team and the program teams at IRI.


Position Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or related ;
  • 1-3 years experience in a communications role ;
  • Self-starter with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written ;
  • Strong ability to initiate, foster and maintain relationships with contacts and stakeholders in a diverse and multicultural environment with sensitivity, respect, discretion, tact, and professionalism ;
  • Excellent organizational and decision-making skills and the ability to initiate work and set priorities independently ;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a natural sense to prioritize tasks and ability to multitask ;
  • Proven analytical skill with the ability to conduct research in support of a public affairs team ;
  • Exceptional writing skills with an emphasis on timeliness and quality.


Preferred Skills :

  • Experience organizing and managing the budget and logistics of events and meetings ;
  • Knowledge of the application Eventbrite ;
  • Exceptional writing and copy editing skills ;
  • Knowledge of foreign affairs priorities and democracy assistance.


Primary Functions & Responsibilities :

  • Works with the Director of Government and External Affairs and relevant staff to plan, promote and execute external events by organizing event logistics, including registration, attendee tracking, seating, catering and décor ;
  • Contributes to the development and production of public-facing documents and handouts; maintains electronic and physical inventory of these materials ;
  • Oversees the writing process of IRI’s blogs; acts as arbiter of best practices in grammar, messaging, writing, and style ;
  • Leads on producing drafts of press releases and statements ;
  • Conducts research on leading developments in the news/concerning key stakeholders and compiles key messaging points for use in IRI content ;
  • Manages the relationship with IRI’s media contacts database and keeps press contacts organized. This includes ongoing research projects/maintenance of high quality media lists and supplementary research where necessary ;
  • Assists in media outreach as assigned ;
  • Manages the Ronald Reagan Events Center, IRI’s state of the art meeting space ;
  • Provides backup to office manager, particularly for room setup and breakdown ;
  • Assists in researching locations for external events ;
  • Aids in contractual arrangements following IRI’s standard contracting procedures ;
  • Creates a budget, timeline and checklist for events ;
  • Enters information into CRM system ;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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    Obligatoire :

Bachelors ou mieux en Communication ou dans un champ lié.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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