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CropLife America seeks Communications Assistant

October 15, 2021

Position Title                                                                                                                                     506017_1634239125162_CLA
Communications Assistant
 
Job Description 
Will provide general assistance to the CropLife America Communications department and tactical support for department-wide projects and events.
About CropLife America:
We help ensure growers and consumers have the technologies they need to protect crops, communities, and ecosystems from the threat of pests, weeds, and diseases in an environmentally sustainable way. CLA was established in 1933 and is the leading trade association representing the crop protection industry. Learn more at CropLifeAmerica.org.
 
Position Summary:
This newly created position provides general assistance to the CropLife America Communications department and tactical support for department-wide projects and events. Additional duties and responsibilities include administrative support of the communications department by performing a wide range of duties of a highly responsible, autonomous, confidential and deadline-oriented nature requiring comprehensive knowledge of organizational policies, practices and procedures.
 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
 
Communications
  • Support the communications department’s administrative needs, including expense reports, process invoices, manage periodicals and subscriptions, scheduling of meetings booking conference rooms, AV and other duties as assigned.
  •  Support Communications Coordinator in creation and execution of weekly newsletter.
  • Support in-house editorial and content needs for social media, website and print materials.
  • Prepare agendas, briefing materials and minutes for Communications Outreach Committee (COC).
  • Facilitate meetings, including conference room reservations, clean up, AV and serving as point person.
  • Act as the main point of contact for all Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) communications requests.
  • Assist in coordination of media events as needed.
  • Provide general administrative support as needed.
 
 
Website and Multimedia
  • Assist communications coordinator in and act as backup for posting materials to the CropLife America website in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist in providing photography support for association events as needed. 

 
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.
 
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills with an ability to support the production of effective communications materials.
  • Strong attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Strong analytical, interpretive, evaluative and constructive thinking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills.
 
Education, Work Experience and/or Licensure
  •  Bachelor’s degree or five years of administrative support experience.
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) a plus.
  • Expert in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Prior experience in writing and editing copy.
  • Experience working in SquareSpace, Survey Monkey and MailChimp.
  • Familiarity with the Associated Press style guide.
 
 
 
Language Skills
  • Must have strong command of the English language.
 
Physical Demands
The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of his/her job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time, stand, travel up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
 
Work Environment
 The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • The position requires considerable concentration and creativity. It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, tight deadlines and workload.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • Travel required for this position is minimal.
  • Our office is located in Arlington, Virginia and while employees are allowed to telework, candidates must reside in the DC Metro area.
     
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.
 
 
 
 
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to our careers page here
 
 
 
This is a newly designed, open position ready for immediate hire in our Arlington, Virginia office.
 
   
 

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