Job Opportunity: Communications Coordinator (US-Based)

Title: Communications Coordinator (US-Based)

Reports to: Program Director

Job Description:

The Inter-American Dialogue is recruiting a communications coordinator for an international development project in Guatemala. The communications coordinator will be responsible for carrying out a compelling and comprehensive communications strategy that reaches audiences in both the United States and Guatemala through traditional and new media. This position will involve working closely with Dialogue leadership, DC program staff, Guatemala-based program staff, and Guatemala-based communications firms to ensure the quality of the campaign and to align materials with marking and branding requirements. This position also includes organizing major program events and serving as the point person for media outreach.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as the main media liaison for the project;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key US and Guatemalan press and fulfill media requests;
  • Organize major program events and coordinate public or press participation;
  • Oversee the development and dissemination of media materials, including news releases, official statements, and media advisories;
  • Supervise the design, production, and publication of print and online marketing materials, including banners, brochures, reports, and newsletters;
  • Conduct research, fact checking and proof reading to ensure the quality and accuracy of materials;
  • Plan and implement the project’s Communications Strategy according to needs and opportunities;
  • Ensure that project materials adhere to the organization’s identity standards and marking and branding requirements for US government grants;
  • Provide periodic reporting of media activity;
  • Maintain and update the project’s website;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be a communications professional with 3-5 years of experience, excellent problem-solving and organizational skills, the ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish, and some experience with Latin America. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with marking and branding requirements for US government grants.

How to Apply:
For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to Please indicate your last name and the position for which you apply in the subject line of your e-mail. If you prefer, you may send the materials by fax or mail to Human Resources, Inter-American Dialogue, 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20005. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Position will be open until filled. No phone calls, please.

About the Dialogue:
A Washington-based think tank, the Inter-American Dialogue engages our network of global leaders to foster democratic governance, prosperity, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Together, we work to shape policy debate, devise solutions, and enhance cooperation within the Western Hemisphere. Seventeen Dialogue members served as presidents of their countries, and over three dozen have served at the cabinet level. For six consecutive years, the University of Pennsylvania has ranked the Dialogue among the top 2 percent of US think tanks, and in 2014 London’s Prospect Magazine named the Dialogue “US Think Tank of the Year.”  Its 100 members from the United States, Canada and Latin America include former presidents, prominent political, business, labor, academic, media, military and religious leaders.

The Inter- American Dialogue is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. The Dialogue accepts resumes from all qualified applicants.