Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant, Marketing & Communications

NCARB is a nonprofit organization and global leader in architectural regulation. Located in Washington, D.C., our mission is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects.

Our members are the architectural licensing boards of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. While each jurisdiction is responsible for regulating the practice of architecture within its borders, NCARB develops and administers national programs for licensure candidates and architects to ensure they have the mobility to go wherever their career takes them.

NCARB’s Marketing & Communications (M&C) team is searching for a Communications Assistant to help support the successful execution of team projects and events; proof and edit digital and print communications; write and develop content for internal and external platforms; and provide administrative support for internal and external meetings.

Our team primarily helps share NCARB’s message about the path to earning an architecture license. We’re also responsible for managing the day-to-day development and delivery of NCARB’s strategic marketing and communications initiatives, which include strategic positioning, outreach preparation, media relations, engagement with stakeholders and allied organizations, materials design, marketing, and branding. Using various mediums—including print, digital, social media, and video—M&C ensures that NCARB’s brand is consistently, accurately, and effectively represented to our wide range of stakeholders.

This position reports to the manager, media relations and is a highly collaborative role working with a wide range of professionals. If you are a positive team player who thrives in a highly collaborative environment and has a strong work ethic, customer service attitude, creativity, and desire for professional growth in the marketing and communications field, then this is the job for you.

Duties will include:

  • Collaboration as you partner with team members to provide administrative assistance and support for projects, meetings, and events.
  • Content development as you work closely with the manager, media relations and team leadership on developing, proofing, and editing content for articles, blogs, newsletters, and other communications.
  • Organization as you develop and maintain electronic libraries and resources, contact lists, and inventories of publications and other communication materials.
  • Continual learning as you develop and maintain an understanding of NCARB’s licensure programs and services.

At a minimum, you have:

  • An open, positive attitude that enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field; or combination of substantial related experience, training, and education may substitute.
  • One to two years of relevant experience with emphasis on providing administrative and project support, developing content, customer service and attention to detail, research skills, excellent organization skills, and strong written and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency using technology and a wide variety of software applications to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Suite applications, InDesign, and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn).
  • Some minimal travel including weekends may occasionally be required.

Ideally you have:

  • A passion for writing, proofing, and editing.
  • Relevant experience in a marketing and communications environment.
  • Strong desire and motivation for professional growth and development in the marketing and communications field.

It would be awesome if you also have:

  • Association experience.
  • Interest in architectural profession and licensure.
  • Experience working with teams in an Agile project management environment.

NCARB is an EEO employer committed to recruiting a diverse workforce. For more information about NCARB, visit our website www.ncarb.org.


Marketing and Communications Directorate
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Communications Assistant