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Overview

NSIN is a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) organization with the mission to build networks of innovators that generate new solutions to national security problems. NSIN does this by building communities of non-traditional defense problem solvers from the academic and venture communities, exposing these communities to national security problems through direct interaction with DoD end users, and supporting the further development and transition of these solutions into the DOD. The principal way in which NSIN achieves its mission is through three mutually supporting portfolios of programs: National Service, Collaboration, and Acceleration. NSIN’s Regional Network Team will be physically located in more than 35 different locations throughout the United States and is responsible for building the new communities of problem-solvers through which NSIN executes its programs.

NSIN’s commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment extends beyond our network to our team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, or other non-merit factor.


About Your New Team

NSIN is a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) organization with the mission to build networks of innovators that generate new solutions to national security problems. NSIN does this by building communities of non-traditional defense problem solvers from the academic and venture communities, exposing these communities to national security problems through direct interaction with DOD end users, and supporting the further development and transition of these solutions into the DOD. The principal way in which NSIN achieves its mission is through three mutually supporting portfolios of programs: National Service, Collaboration, and Acceleration. NSIN’s Regional Network Team will be physically located in more than 35 different locations throughout the United States and is responsible for building the new communities of problem-solvers through which NSIN executes its programs.

NSIN’s commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment extends beyond our network to our team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, or other non-merit factor.


About Your New Role

The Communications Assistant will provide organizational support to the communications team and assist with executing communications support for core NSIN programming and enterprise-level brand and thought leadership activities. Writing and editing materials will be an important part of your job. In this role, you should be an excellent communicator and organizer of complex information with a strong attention to detail. If you also have DoD, government, and/or Capitol Hill experience, we’d like to meet you.


Responsibilities

  • Help implement communications projects and strategies
  • Write and edit materials and communications copy (press releases, flyers, blog posts)
  • Create social media content including share graphics
  • Manage software tools for social media, graphics creation, project management, and others
  • Collect data and maintain databases
  • Track projects, media coverage and metrics
  • Prepare presentations and reports
  • Maintain calendars and appointments for the Communications Director

Ultimately, your goal will be to help ensure clear communication of NSIN’s programs and message across all channels.

The NSIN Communications team is growing and you will be part of a highly collaborative team of five. The Communications Assistant reports to the Communications Director and will work closely with all members of the communications team and with colleagues across the organization.

This position is located at the NSIN Headquarters in Arlington, VA.


What We are Looking for in a Teammate

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience
  • Proven experience as a Communications Assistant, Communication Specialist or similar role
  • Understanding of communication and digital media strategies
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Workspace/G Suite
  • Familiarity with design software (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign, Canva)
  • Experience updating website copy using content management systems
  • Solid editing and researching skills
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, including oral and written skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • BSc/BA in Marketing, Communications or a related field is desired
  • A willingness and aptitude to operate successfully as a part of a team that is distributed geographically
  • U.S. Citizenship required

Compensation

The incumbent will be hired by NSIN’s prime federal contractor, and the position will be compensated at a level equivalent to a GS-10.


How To Apply

The application period for this position has closed.

Email your cover letter and resume to jobs@nsin.us by 5 PM, (EST) on December 22, 2020.