Saturday, October 1, 2011

Job Posting: American-Swiss Foundation

The American Swiss Foundation is seeking a highly motivated person with a few years' experience in public relations, communications, and web technologies to fill the position of Alumni Relations and Communications Associate.  Reporting directly to the President, the Alumni Relations and Communications Associate will be responsible for the development and implementation of communications projects involving alumni, the media, and the general public; social media and event management. He or she will also be the manager of the Foundation’s website,

1. Communications, Website and Social Media
•    Maintain and update website and online Young Leaders Directory
•    Write & post texts and images on current issues in US-Swiss relations for website and social media group sites
•    Update LinkedIn and Facebook pages
•    Write content and publish bi-monthly e-newsletter

2. Event Management
•    Organize and host alumni receptions, dinners, and meetings in New York and elsewhere, including a major two-day joint US-Swiss reunion in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2012

3. Media Outreach
•    Write media releases about upcoming and past events
•    Distribute them to media representatives (Young Leaders alumni and general media) in the U.S. and Switzerland
•    Invite media representatives to attend and write about events; assist in the organization of off-the-record meetings of VIPs with media representatives

- College degree or higher
- Two years’ experience in Communications/PR, preferably including website and social media administration
- Event management experience
- Willingness to learn new web and database tools
- Excellent English writing skills, knowledge of MS Office
- Interest in international affairs and good interpersonal skills a plus
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to info [at]

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