Philanthropy and Global Communications – Digital & Social Media Coordinator

Search For Common Ground


The  Coordinator, Digital and Social Media is responsible for executing Search for Common Ground’s Global Social Media Strategy, creating and distributing social media content, monitoring digital trends, and providing regular reports on performance and analytics. This position works in close coordination with colleagues abroad to provide strategic advice and quality control of Search-affiliated social media accounts around the world as well as coordinate organization-wide digital campaigns. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Manager, Communications.


Roles and responsibilities include:

  • In coordination with the Lead Manager, Brand Design, and other team members of the Philanthropy and Global Communications, this position is responsible for conceptualizing, writing, editing, and publishing appropriate and engaging content that sustains readers’ curiosity and creates a buzz around Search for Common Ground, and caters to a variety of audiences, including paid social content that increases brand awareness and attracts new subscribers;
  • Responsible for developing relationships and engaging with media and influencers via social media;
  • Responsible for researching audience preferences, and staying current with industry trends across all social platforms, ensuring maximum effectiveness that creates opportunities for stronger, and more engaging content;
  • Responsible for Search’s Global social media accounts’ layout and the daily management of all global social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn;
  • Responsible for planning and executing creative digital campaigns, and coordinating Search’s social media strategy and the launch of an Inaugural/Annual September Campaign across the organization;
  • Responsible for coordinating live social media reports of various Search events;
  • Responsible for monitoring, moderating, responding to, and maintaining relationships with various social media audiences (i.e. donors, partners, participants, etc.);
  • In coordination with Manager, develops and provides training to colleagues on how to use social media in a cohesive and beneficial manner that supports Search’s Global Social Media policy;
  • Provides advice to colleagues who are responsible for Search-affiliated social media accounts and ensures consistency with organizational branding, voice, and policy;
  • Participates in strategy development across the department, including fundraising initiatives and communications goals and objectives;
  • Responsible for maintaining a global social media editorial calendar, and providing regular updates on digital engagement analytics;
  • Responsible for implementing digital audits, analyzing results, delivering initial findings and recommending strategies;
  • Responsible for developing posting schedules, considering web traffic and engagement metrics;

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Digital Media or related field with a minimum of two years experience in digital communications, social media management, or creative marketing; or a combination of three to five years relevant work experience and training in lieu of the educational requirements.


  • A proven track record of delivering social and digital campaigns;
  • A proven track record of success managing institutional social media accounts;
  • Current understanding of technologies and trends in social media platforms, tools, and applications;
  • A keen understanding of how social media shape social norms and culture;
  • Familiarity with social media analytics platforms and techniques;

Preferred Qualifications

Desirable Experience

  • Experience with Adobe suite or other graphic design software;
  • Experience creating short video clips for social media with Final Cut or other video editing software;
  • Experience working across multi-cultural environments;
  • Experience in Photo and video editing;


  • In-depth knowledge of multiple social media platforms;
  • Working knowledge of online marketing strategies and marketing channels;
  • Working knowledge of Social Media Management, Strategic Communications, Content Marketing, Creative Writing and Analytics Monitoring;
  • Strong creative writing skills and impeccable grammar;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work appropriately with people from different cultural backgrounds and across time zones;
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team and to juggle multiple simultaneous projects with varying lead times.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure, while keeping
  • team members in the loop;
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video);
  • Ability to gasp future trends in digital technologies and act proactively;
  • Knowledge of French and/or Arabic a strong plus
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.

How To Apply

This position will close on June 24, 2019.

 To apply

To apply, interested candidates should send the following items to our employment portal here:

  • current resume
  • cover letter

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.

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Type: Full Time

Application Deadline: 06/24/2019