Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Full Time Positions

Communications Manager

General Summary:

The Communications Manager will spearhead Sister Cities International's communications, marketing, and public and media relations efforts. The Manager will create and implement a robust communications and marketing strategy for the organization and will oversee design and production of all online, print, and social media content.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the President and Vice President to create a communications, PR, and marketing strategy for the organization
  • Develop, implement, and manage the organization’s communications and PR calendar
  • Create and implement a media and PR campaign highlighting SCI’s 60th anniversary in 2016
  • Work closely with the membership, events, and programs staff to develop and implement a marketing plan for SCI’s initiatives, publications, and member successes
  • Create and implement a social media plan to engage a wide range of audience and grow SCI’s online community
  • Strategize to promote and enhance the Sister Cities International brand in all forms of content and communication
  • Assist the development staff with donor and fundraising campaigns
  • Produce as well as provide editorial oversight over all online and print content
  • Design and disseminate online and print materials, including website content and publications
  • Draft articles, talking points, fact sheets, and presentations for the organization’s leadership
  • Cultivate relationships and partnerships with major media outlets ensuring regular coverage of SCI’s events, programs, and other initiatives
  • Write and disseminate media advisories and press releases and manage media requests
  • Supervise and manage the workload of the Communications Assistant and department interns
  • Ensure the quality and timely distribution of member, donor and leadership e-newsletters, and other e-blasts
  • Manage the communications budget

 Recommended Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3+ years in communications and marketing for a membership association or nonprofit
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or marketing
  • Excellent writing and meticulous copyediting skills
  • Experience running a public relations campaign for a nonprofit
  • Experience using HTML and managing a Drupal platform
  • Excellent project and timeline management skills, with the ability to manage multiple ongoing deadlines simultaneously
  • Passion for producing and marketing creative, engaging content that appeals to a wide range of readers
  • Experience in managing and training staff
  • Ability to present in front of senior level groups including local members, senior level leadership groups, and affiliate conferences
  • Foreign language skills and experience in the public diplomacy field desired but not required

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@sistercities.org with “Communications Manager” in the subject line. EOE/M/F/D/V

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a State Coordinator

We are seeking dynamic and dedicated individuals to serve as State Coordinators. Current vacancies can be found here. If you are interested in applying please review the State Coordinator Job Description and Application. Contact membership@sistercities.org for further information.