Job Title: Senior Communication Specialist
Location: Alexandria, VA
Division: Communications & External Relations
The Senior Communications Specialist works with a focus on ensuring that IRUSA internal stakeholders, including staff and board members, are kept informed and inspired about developments in and the impact of the work of Islamic Relief USA, the Islamic Relief global family, the humanitarian sphere, and more. The Senior Communications Specialist leads and manages the brainstorming, production, implementation, and auditing of internal communications strategies and channels, as well as editing, writing, and proofing related content. To achieve that, the Senior Communications Specialist leverages and works to enhance products and deliverables including the intranet, publications, talking points, reports, staff email bulletins, case uses, and more; and helps establish and enforce IRUSA’s corporate writing style. This specialist also works closely with the Communications, External Relations teams, as well as other IRUSA spokespeople, to develop and produce effective and efficient external and internal communications, and contributes toward content, speech, and presentation work within those realms. The Senior Communication Specialist additionally supports select Programs, Marketing, and Fund Development functions by providing high quality resources, content, editorial review, and fact-checks to enhance donor communication, and also contributes toward donor-facing publications, reports, case studies, blogs, and the monthly e-newsletter. The Senior Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Strategic Communications and ensures that IRUSA content assets at-large adhere to IRUSA’s writing style, brand, voice, campaigns, and policy, and follow industry best practices. This candidate must lead by example and demonstrate a commitment to IRUSA’s values, ethics, brand, vision, and mission.