Press/Marketing Assistant

FIRST Global
  • Location
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 16

Position description

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization originally established by Dean Kamen to excite the youth of America about the value of investing in and pursuing STEM education. We are FIRST Global – a separate organization established to expand Dean's original vision to the youth of the world.

As an international education non-profit, FIRST Global's mission is to inspire young people to become STEM leaders through the organizing of a yearly international robotics competition open to high school students across the world – one team from every country.

We are currently seeking hardworking self-starters who are ready to put in long hours for the opportunity to join a dedicated team working to foster cross-cultural understanding and promote an interest in STEM education through friendly "Coopertition."

The position is located in the Washington, DC Metro area and FIRST Global is looking to bring people on-board as soon as possible.


General Requirements:

–Ability to meet tight deadlines

–Exceptional multitasking capabilities

–Sound judgment and ability to work with little oversight

–Willingness to work long hours and weekends as necessary

–The drive to take on additional responsibilities

–A strong sense of humor

Press/Marketing Assistant – Primary Responsibilities:

–Assisting the Marketing/Communications Director

–Developing short and long-term communications strategies

–Drafting PowerPoint presentations to attract corporate sponsors

–Drafting press releases, op-eds, blog posts, and social media content

–Conducting in-depth research for media, marketing, and other purposes

–Website/graphic design skills are a plus but not required

–Language skills are a plus but not required

Application instructions

If you wish to apply, please send your application with your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. Your application should include the following: resume, cover letter, 3 relevant writing sample, and 3 professional references.

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