Communications Associate

Innovations for Poverty Action | Washington, DC

Job Summary

The Communications Associate will play a key role in supporting and growing IPA’s external communications and policy outreach. S/he produces IPA publications and materials through the creation of content aimed at engaging policymakers, funders, partners, and researchers. This individual must possess excellent desktop publishing, writing, and collaboration skills.

As a member of IPA's Policy & Communications Team, s/he will liaise closely with the organization's program area and country office teams to produce exceptional external content and materials. 


  • Liaise with IPA's program area, policy, and country office teams to manage external communications activities and requests
  • Produce, design, and update external publications, including, but not limited to, policy briefs, brochures, event materials, and presentations
  • Develop and update graphics, fact sheets, and communications resources for staff
  • Provide timely and superior service to staff and external stakeholders
  • Support website content updates and improvements
  • Maintain and develop IPA brand resources and content
  • Maintain the IPA photo and media library and the acquisition of new photography
  • Assist with meeting coordination and other logistical support for the Senior Policy & Communications team
  • Assist with the overall execution of IPA’s external research and policy communications strategy
  • Other responsibilities as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in social sciences, design, communications, marketing, or a similar field
  • At least 1-3 years of professional experience
  • Excellent desktop publishing skills and eye for good design and presentation
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and ability to master quickly
  • Ability to present data through graphs and charts in a professional and clean manner
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Close attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to reliably work independently under tight deadlines, juggling multiple tasks for different organizational clients, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Good sense of humor


  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with website administration and/or content posting (e.g., Drupal, WordPress, or other CMS’s)
  • Familiarity with email design / email management (e.g., Constant Contact, MailChimp, Marketing Cloud, or other platforms)
  • Demonstrated understanding of typography systems and layout design principles
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and/or other CRMs is a plus
  • Interest in and knowledge of international development, economics, or social policy
  • Experience with communications efforts targeted to domestic and international audiences


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations