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Program and Administrative Assistant

A small but fast-paced New York City-based nonprofit foreign-policy organization seeks a detail-oriented, reliable self-starter to assist with planning policy discussions and conferences and to handle general office-related tasks, including conducting research online, database management, making travel arrangements, and answering telephones. The individual should be well-organized and a meticulous multi-tasker.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to work on a variety of short- and long-term projects both independently and as part of a team. Experience with email blasts and website content management systems is a plus.

Key roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management and maintenance of the organization’s Salesforce database.
  • Membership management.
  • Coordination of Board and Annual Member Meetings.
  • Support of the annual Gala.
  • Management of the ACG’s internship program.
  • Event planning and coordination, including logistics (space and refreshments) and invitations/attendance tracking.
  • Support of the annual Young Leaders Conference (selection process as well as travel and conference logistics).
  • Support of national outreach efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Database management experience – preferably Salesforce.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and editing skills.
  • Organization and project management experience, with a proven ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Website maintenance skills are highly desirable.
  • German language skills are a plus.
    – Interest in and commitment to the mission of the American Council on Germany.

Ideal starting date: June 2018

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to jobs@acgusa.org with “Program Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Digital Communications Coordinator and Development Assistant

A small but fast-paced New York City-based nonprofit foreign-policy organization is seeking a Digital Communications Coordinator to assist with our marketing and fundraising communication by helping keep our messaging consistent, current, and on schedule across all platforms, including our website, social media, written materials, signage, direct mail, grant applications, and other marketing collaterals or communication pieces. Responsibilities include assistance in developing and organizing our fundraising collateral, membership communications, and campaign content development. Experience in marketing research and integrated marketing communication planning is a plus. The individual should enjoy working as part of an in-house fundraising/marketing team.

Key roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Marketing and Communications

  • Manage online communications activities, including the organization’s website, e-communications, and marketing pieces, etc.
  • Provide organizational guidance in communicating core messages to build broader recognition of the organization’s name, mission, programs, and successes and a growing community of donors and partners.
  • Help build audience share through outreach and social media integration.
  • Partner with the communications and program teams to create and execute social media campaigns that advance the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Coordinate and create the ACG’s social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Work with the team to convert the organization’s social media followers into program participants and donors.
  • Collect and analyze metrics to determine the effectiveness of social media content.
  • Manage production of weekly news digest and monthly newsletter.
  • Handle production of audio and video content (podcasts, interviews, event highlights, and live streaming of select events).

Grants & Sponsorships

  • Maintain a grants calendar to track proposals for submission, interim/final reports due, action items for cultivating and soliciting targeted donors as well as departmental deadlines and notifying appropriate staff of pending deadlines to ensure grant compliance.
  • Collect, organize, and prepare a portfolio file of all collateral materials, reports, and other information required to provide an annual recap for each major sponsorship or major funder.
  • Maintain a spreadsheet that identifies, cultivates, and prioritizes potential and existing donors for funding opportunities.
  • Update and edit existing grant materials and create new, clear, concise, and compelling letters of intent, proposals, budgets, reports, and other correspondence for submission to foundations, corporations, and private donors.
  • Execute testing strategies to optimize email and social media campaigns, and assist program staff with maximizing open and click-through rates.
  • Stay current on industry trends and best practices in digital communications for nonprofit organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, political science, public administration, or a related field.
  • At least one year of experience in digital communications, preferably in an advocacy, political/social campaign, and/or a nonprofit environment.
  • Demonstrated experience employing social media analytics to develop and evaluate public education, advocacy, and fundraising social media and email campaigns.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and editing skills.
  • Organization and project management experience, with a proven ability to adapt to changing priorities in a news-driven atmosphere.
  • Experience developing social media content, including original material, shared material, and current news stories.
  • Experience in WordPress is highly desirable.
  • Video and audio editing skills are highly desirable.
  • German language skills are a plus.
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the American Council on Germany.

The American Council on Germany is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes dialogue among leaders from business, government, and the media in the United States and Europe by convening discussions and conferences, sponsoring fellowships, holding Young Leader programs, and conducting other outreach efforts.

Ideal starting date: June 2018

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to jobs@acgusa.org with “Digital Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Internship Program

The American Council on Germany offers unpaid internships for the spring, summer, and fall for students who are interested in transatlantic affairs, specifically German-American relations. Internships at the ACG provide the opportunity to gain insight on the daily operations of a small nonprofit organization while having the possibility to participate in policy discussions with thought leaders from business, politics, media, and academia. Interns may be involved in membership outreach, fundraising, event planning, and providing research for various ongoing projects.

The ACG will work with students and their course load to coordinate a mutually agreeable schedule; however, interns must maintain a reliable and consistent schedule. Interns in the spring and fall semesters must complete a minimum of 10 hours per week, while those in the summer must make a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Internships are unpaid.

The internship duration and the corresponding deadlines are as follows:

Summer 2018 (20+ hours/week) – May 21 – August 17
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

Fall 2018 (10-15+ hours/ week) – September 10 – December 14
Application Deadline: July 6, 2018

Spring 2019 (10-15+ hours/ week) – January 28 – May 3
Application Deadline: November 9, 2018

Interns’ duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with event logistics for policy discussions, Warburg Chapters, and the McCloy Awards Dinner;
  • Assisting with maintaining the internal database;
  • Conducting online research for various projects;
  • Assisting with communications, including researching and/or generating content for the ACG website, newsletter, and social-media sites; and
  • Providing administrative support for membership, fellowships, conferences, and/or other projects.

The preferred applicant must:

  • Be a self-starter and highly organized;
  • Have an interest in Germany, Europe, transatlantic relations, international business, and/or international affairs;
  • Have the ability to work with limited supervision;
  • Be a highly motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills; and
  • Have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Experience in digital projects is desirable, and German language skills are a plus.

To apply, submit a current resume and cover letter outlining why you are applying for the internship and your availability to msteinbuch@acgusa.org.

Foreign nationals must be eligible for a J-1 visa and must cover the costs associated with obtaining the visa. If already in the U.S., they must be eligible to intern at a U.S. organization.

Internship Housing in New York City

While the ACG does not secure housing for interns, internship applicants are welcome to explore the following housing resources:

Educational Housing Services
EHS provides comfortable and secure residences and a comprehensive Student Life Program so students and interns can work while enjoying NYC.

International House
Housing is available for students and interns during the academic and summer sessions. Must be 21 years or older to apply for housing during the academic year and 18 years or older for the summer session.

NYC Intern Housing
This website provides housing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, with furnished apartments in different locations around the city.

Women’s Residence Housing
The Webster Apartments offer an all-women’s residence for students and interns in NYC.

YMCA
The New York YMCA provides guest housing in several locations around the city.

Summer Housing

Columbia University Internship Housing
Summer housing is available for non-Columbia students participating in an internship or summer program in the metropolitan area over the summer.

The New School Internship Housing
New School housing offers a safe and convenient home base in New York City for all summer interns and college students, whether they are affiliated with The New School or with other colleges and universities.

NYU Internship Housing
NYU provides internship housing for students and other individuals during the summer term.