Comunications and Programs Manager

Council of American Ambassadors
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jan 03

Position description

Communications and Program Manager 

The Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) is seeking a Communications and Program Manager to join our office in Washington, DC. The Council is a 200-person membership association of non-career United States Ambassadors.  The Council a non-profit and nonpartisan organization.  

The Communications and Program Manager’s responsibilities include social media and website management, podcast production and internal membership communication.  This person also assists with the editing and production of the Council’s biannual foreign affairs journal and the planning and execution of CAA events. The position requires the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, to work as part of a small team and to think creatively. 





  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field, Master’s degree preferred. 

  • 3-5 years experience in communications and program management. 

  • Understanding of international relations and U.S. foreign policy. 

  • Social media management expertise and media relations experience. 

  • Prior experience in podcast production and publication. 

  • Proficiency with Hootsuite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Constant Contact, and Wix. Familiarity with different computer coding languages a strong plus.  

  • Strong knowledge of computer, microphone, and camera technology – preferably from experience producing hybrid events.  

To be effective in this job, candidates should be able to:

  • Create and promote daily content for the Council’s social media accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for two handles; @CouncilofAmb and @AmerAmbassadors.  

  • Manage the Council’s two websites; and  One provides membership and program information. The other is a platform for members’ commentary on foreign affairs and the online version of the American Ambassadors Review. 

  • Produce the American Ambassadors Live! Podcast. Schedule interviews, coordinate with hosts, publish episodes on podcast platforms (Libsyn), and create promotional material to share with podcast guests. 

  • Coordinate the production of the Council’s foreign affairs journal, American Ambassadors Review, including soliciting articles, editing content, managing mailing lists, and coordinating with the printer.  

  • Draft press releases and act as liaison between members and the media. 

  • Maintain up-to-date membership contact information on Constant Contact and in an internal membership directory.  

  • Create monthly “Council Roundup” newsletters and other emails to inform members about Council programs and member activity. 

  • Design compelling and informative invitations for Council events. 

  • Set up Eventbrite pages and oversee registration and payment. 

  • Manage and produce virtual and hybrid events.