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Communications Specialist

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National Congress of American Indians


Washington, D.C. or Remote

Skills And Qualifications:


Communications Specialist

  • Advanced computer skills with experience in social media platforms, web publishing and management tools.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working in marketing or campaign initiatives.
  • Proven communications skills, including strong written, verbal, and copy-editing skills.
  • Mastery of handling multiple tasks simultaneously with great organizational skills.
  • Proven project management skills and follow through.


  • A bachelor's degree with a major in communications, marketing, or journalism, is preferred.
  • At least three years of experience in communications and/or online advocacy campaign management.
  • A minimum of two years working with a Tribal Nation, Native organization(s) or Native American affairs is preferred.
  • Perform work tasks in both independent and collaborative project settings.
  • Travel may be required up to 25% of the time in the role.

Duties And Responsibilities:


Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies. We promote an understanding among the public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people, and rights.


The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Communications. This position serves as a communications professional for the organization and its membership. This role coordinates with NCAI staff to provide information, news, and resources to Indian Country, stakeholders, and the general public.


  • Develop public-facing written copy, such as: news articles, feature stories, press releases, op-eds, e-newsletters, website copy, scripts, speeches, key talking point sheets, fact sheets, infographics, marketing, and promotional items, etc.
  • Develop and maintain social media and communications plans.
  • Develop, create, and produce all aspects of assigned communication projects from start to finish.
  • Assist in the creation, editing, and publishing of content for the organization's print and digital platforms (websites, email management software and NCAI publications).
  • Work in coordination with other teams to ensure consistent communications across the organization and work to ensure content is up to date.
  • Contribute and create copy, edit and review communications prior to content release.
  • Support efforts to continuously capture and analyze the appropriate social data/metrics, insights, and best practices.
  • Provide support to social media, media relations, and special projects as needed.
  • Work with outside vendors to ensure project completion, as needed.
  • Provide support with additional projects, as assigned.


This position is classified as non-exempt pursuant Sections 13(a)(1) and 13(a)(17) of the Fair Labor Standards Act as defined under 29 C.F.R. Section 541.400


Annual Salary: Negotiable based on experience and skill set related to the qualifications stated.


The Communications Specialist position

Salary And Benefits:

Annual Salary: Negotiable based on experience and skill set related to the qualifications stated.

Contact Info:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to

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