Employment Opportunities

General Opportunities:

If you're interested in joining the team, and you don't see a role above that is right for you, send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to jobs@trumancnp.org. No phone calls.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Truman Center and Truman National Security Projoect is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Truman does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please contact us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply.

Executive Assistant

Reports To: President and CEO

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Summary: Truman is seeking an Executive Assistant. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Executive Assistant works closely with the CEO, Executive Vice President, and the Managing Director of Finance and Operations and engages with all members of the staff.

The Executive Assistant is a right-hand person to the CEO and plays a critical role in the effective functioning of the Truman management team, office, and the wider organization. Particular emphasis is on administration, scheduling, correspondence, and meeting preparation. Critical duties include maintaining the CEO’s schedule and keeping her on time, drafting and proofing correspondence, tracking contacts, ensuring preparation for meetings, taking notes and carrying out follow-up actions, arranging travel, and handling receipts and expense reimbursement. The executive assistant may be called upon to provide defined support to other members of the executive office.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

In addition to other duties that may be assigned in the future, the Executive Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

CEO Support (50%):

  • Manage the CEO’s calendar, including coordinating meetings in and out of the office, and organizing domestic and international travel;
  • Schedule meetings and ensure that logistics and materials are properly prepared;
  • Manage contacts and help ensure that all communications to the CEO are channeled appropriately and receive a timely response;
  • Draft correspondence, including emails, letters, memos, and agendas;
  • Conduct research, collect information, and draft content to prepare the CEO for meetings and speaking engagements;
  • Maintain comprehensive and readily accessible files;
  • Manage Virtual Inbox and documents awaiting CEO approval;
  • Anticipate and facilitate the requirements of a fast-paced executive office with a wide range of internal and external engagements and projects.

Board of Directors Support (30%):

  • Support all aspects of the operations of the Board of Directors, including the Executive, Finance, and Nominating and Governance Committees;
  • Schedule, develop the agenda for, prepare materials for, and take detailed minutes at full Board meetings and Board Committee meetings;
  • Ensure follow-up on Board action items;
  • Engage with the Board and cultivate their participation in Truman;
  • Facilitate the deepening of Board capacity, including through retreats and social activities.

Cross-Departmental Initiatives (20%):

  • Organize Directors’ meetings, all-staff events, and other cross-departmental planning processes and track action items to ensure initiatives are progressing;
  • Recruit and supervise executive interns;
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA degree and superb academic credentials;
  • At least one year in a similar assistant role in a demanding, fast-paced environment, either in business or with a nonprofit organization, supporting a person in a leadership position;
  • Exacting attention to detail;
  • High energy and a boundless work ethic;
  • Capacity to track and systematize information;
  • Ability to stay highly organized and multitask in a dynamic environment, and to work quickly and accurately under pressure;
  • Independence, good judgment, and diplomatic skills;
  • Professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Exemplary capacity to maintain confidentiality and discretion;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience supporting a Board of Directors a plus;
  • A track record for exercising sound judgement and forethought even in the execution of mundane tasks;
  • A track record for going the extra mile at work, consistently taking initiative, thinking ahead, putting in the extra effort, and delivering beyond expectations;
  • Interest in literature, human rights, and/or advocacy and in nonprofit organization management are a plus.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYICAL DEMANDS:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work will be performed in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Start Date:

Immediately

Compensation:

This is a full-time exempt position, offering $38,000 - $43,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits, including vacation, health/dental benefits, and a 401(K) employee match.

To Apply:

Please send a thoughtful cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@trumancnp.org. Subject line: Executive Assistant


Communications Director

Department: Communications

Reports To: President and CEO

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Summary: The Communications Director will be responsible for the initial assessment, development, management, and implementation of the overarching digital and communications strategy. Responsibilities include Truman marketing and branding, messaging platforms, website redesign, and social media strategy and management, including seeking out new/reinvigorated non-press content.

The Communications Director will report directly to the President and CEO.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a marketing and branding strategy for the organization;
  • Serve as the brand manager for the organization;
  • Oversee marketing collateral design and production;
  • Develop and execute Truman-branded social strategy (includes Twitter, Facebook, blog);
  • Develop new/reinvigorated non-press content to improve communications with members and public (use of video, online and virtual events);
  • Capture, repackage organizational collateral (photos, events video, press hits);
  • Maintain all online platforms (includes website redesign);
  • Maintain and cultivate the organization's digital communities and stakeholder engagement;
  • Track metrics and conduct regular after-action reviews of communication initiatives to measure and evaluate the marketing success;
  • Participate in setting organizational policies, establishing strategic priorities, and advancing organizational development plans; and
  • Manage a combination of staff and consultants.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrable expertise in the principles of strategic planning including audience and message segmentation, editorial and content planning, as well as robust measurement and analytical approaches to prove content effectiveness;
  • Proven ability in developing digital strategies that achieve grasstops advocacy campaign objectives;
  • Exceptional skill with written and verbal communications and ability to effectively communicate strategic recommendations;
  • Significant knowledge of the social and digital ecosystem, including social platforms;
  • Strategic and hands-on understanding of the principles of paid media planning and how to incorporate advertising into comprehensive content strategies designed to engage a variety of audiences across digital and social channels;
  • Experience presenting and articulating integrated digital strategy, including campaign goals, objectives, and measures of success;
  • Experience developing data-driven content strategies required and experience developing strategies informed by CRM and third-party data;
  • Experience developing and conducting ongoing content performance tests and implementing optimizations;
  • Basic graphic design and video editing;
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and the Facebook and Twitter pixels as well as social media management tools such as Sprout Social or Hootsuite Enterprise preferred;
  • Experience planning and executing content effectiveness studies across social platforms;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data from all digital channels, drawing insights from the data to inform future recommendations and strategies; and
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple projects, and work independently in a fast-paced environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Masters degree with at least 7 years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated interest in dynamic national security and foreign policy issues;
  • Digital/creative agency, non-profit, and/or public policy experience;
  • Experience in working in Adobe Premier Pro; and
  • Supervisory experience.

Start Date:

Immediately

 Location:

Washington, DC

Compensation:

Salary range $80,000-100,000, commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, two marketing and/or branding samples, and three references to jobs@trumancnp.org.