Communications Associate

National League for Nursing | Washington, DC


This is a half-time job (20 hours) assisting in a busy communications/marketing department.

Job Summary

Reporting the chief communications officer and working closely with the marketing manager and the art director, the communications associate will support the marketing and PR activities that the Communications Business Unit performs on behalf of the NLN, the Centers for Nursing Education, business units, and the League’s various constituencies by handling a wide range of editorial, research, marketing, social media, website design, and administrative tasks.

Reports To

Chief Communications Officer



  • Proofreading/copy editing all public documents for all NLN departments
  • Researching and maintaining various email lists both stand alone and in database
  • Monitoring press clips and creating electronic clip books for distribution to boards, etc
  • Collaborating with events staff on events and Summit activities
  • Assisting with project management of communications projects
  • Collaborating with marketing manager and creative director to strategize and oversee promotion of professional development activities (events, webinars, etc.)


Social Media

  • Ensuring all corporate social profiles are properly claimed, optimized, promoted, and managed
  • Demonstrated creativity and documented immersion in social media
  • Understands social media universe including YouTube, Digg, Reddit, Flickr, forums, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumbler, LinkedIn, Google+, Wikis, and blogs
  • Creating and updating daily, weekly, and monthly reports
  • Collaborating with other staff on Summit activities and other events

Website and Design

  • Assist creative  director on daily data entry and web tasks via a content management system
  • Run monthly web reports
  • Manipulate graphics in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for use with email blasts


  • College Degree
  • 3+ years web/social analytics tools experience
  • 2+ years of PR/marketing experience
  • 3+ years experience with social media platforms
  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues and various constituencies
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively with attention to detail, knowledge of standard MS Windows applications, experience with Facebook and other social networking tools
  • Ability to use Google Analytics and HootSuite
  • Basic HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and InDesign skills a plus


$22,500 a year  for 20 hours a week

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to: Please include “commassoc” in the subject line of your email.

National League for Nursing