Communications Intern

Remote (Option to work in-person in NYC or Washington, D.C. if preferred)
Preferred dates and hours: June 6 to July 28, 20 hours per week spread across four days (negotiable)
Rate: up to $18 per hour

The Century Foundation (TCF) is seeking an intern to support our communications team over the summer, starting on or about June 6 for approximately two months. The communications intern will have the opportunity to learn about and work on graphic design, producing online content, social media, press, events, and more for an established progressive think tank with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. 

We are a small team working as part of a dynamic and growing think tank that’s trying to change the world. If that sounds fun to you, apply today

TCF works to advance racial, gender, and economic justice across education, health care, the economy, and foreign affairs. The communications intern will also provide support to TCF’s start-up think tank, Next100, and its team of policy entrepreneurs. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Help post TCF and Next100 research content on the organization’s WordPress websites including basic HTML, selecting images, and accepting and implementing proof changes 
  • Draft emails, press pitches, tweets, social media posts, and more on behalf of the comms team
  • Help manage TCF and Next100’s social media accounts
  • Assist in the creation of social media toolkits, including coming up with ideas for graphics
  • Help update press lists, subscriber databases, and other resources
  • Additional communications support duties may include researching coverage relevant to TCF issues, assisting with events, video and podcast production, and other tasks as needed 

Requirements: 

  • Some study in the communications field and/or experience working in a relevant professional environment
  • Basic Adobe Creative Suite skills 
  • Experience working with WordPress, HTML, and/or CSS a plus
  • Familiarity with social media (especially Twitter)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A passion for TCF’s work and mission

About TCF

The Century Foundation is a progressive, independent think tank that conducts research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We pursue economic, racial, and gender equity in education, health care, and work, and promote U.S. foreign policy that fosters international cooperation, peace, and security. TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. 

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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Please apply with a resume and cover letter via BambooHR. This position will be advertised until it is filled. 


Digital Communications Associate

Hybrid (2 days a week in-person)
Salary Minimum: $58,500

The Century Foundation is seeking an innovative, passionate, and entrepreneurial communicator to lead TCF’s social media outreach and digital campaigns, including organic social media, email, Google, Facebook, and Twitter advertising, and more.

Working to advance racial, gender, and economic justice across TCF’s issue areas of education, health care, the economy, and foreign affairs, the associate will help grow TCF’s audience online and deepen our engagement with key target audiences. The digital communications associate will also provide support to TCF’s start-up think tank, Next100, and its team of policy entrepreneurs. 

We’re looking for a great digital strategist, writer, and creative thinker with at least two years of experience in digital communications. Reporting to the press secretary, the associate will both lead on all things digital, as well as assist with media relations, web publishing, multimedia production, events, and more as needed. We are a small team working as part of a dynamic and growing think tank that’s trying to change the world. If that sounds fun to you, apply today

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage TCF’s multiple Twitter and Facebook accounts, and drive innovative social media campaigns to promote TCF’s policy research and expertise, in collaboration with the communications team and TCF’s experts
  • Create social media toolkits and other dynamic resources in pursuit of policy impact
  • Manage paid social media campaigns to deliver results, including lead acquisition, direct donation, and web traffic campaigns
  • Write, design, and send institutional newsletters, campaign emails, news alerts, donation emails, and related materials to TCF subscribers
  • Manage segmented audience lists and subscriber databases in MailChimp
  • Manage TCF’s Google Adwords Grant to maximize audience and click-throughs
  • Provide trainings and one-on-one coaching to staff on social media best practices and approaches
  • Report and analyze campaign results and integrate findings into future online campaigns
  • Support TCF’s start-up think tank, Next100, to achieve their digital communications goals, including providing support on social media strategy (including everything above plus Instagram), email, and content marketing online
  • Additional communications support duties may include researching press contacts and coverage relevant to TCF issues, helping maintain press lists, assisting with events, web publishing, video and podcast production, press, and other tasks as needed 

Requirements: 

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in communications, including social media management and digital campaign experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, including copy-editing and proofreading skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong news sense and knowledge of the progressive policy landscape
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at once and work in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment
  • A passion for TCF’s work and mission
  • Video, podcast editing and/or production skills, design experience, coding abilities, and/or event management experience a plus

About TCF

The Century Foundation is a progressive, independent think tank that conducts research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We pursue economic, racial, and gender equity in education, health care, and work, and promote U.S. foreign policy that fosters international cooperation, peace, and security. TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. 

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Apply Now

Please apply with a resume, cover letter and one writing sample via BambooHR. The application period will close on June 20, 2022. 


Next100 Executive Director

 New York, New York | Next100 is a first-of-its-kind think tank on a mission to change the face and future of progressive policy. There is no other organization like it in the United States today. We recruit, support, and train people from and connected to communities most impacted by public policy to drive the change they want to see.

We’re seeking an innovative and inclusive Executive Director to lead Next100 into its next phase: strengthening our model to continue to support and uplift new and emerging diverse leaders (whom we call Policy Entrepreneurs), bringing extensive experience and networks to help drive even greater policy impact, growing Next100’s reputation and reach, and forging a path toward long-term financial sustainability in partnership with new and existing funders.

Next100 was created by (and still operates within and receives support from) The Century Foundation, an established public policy think tank committed to advancing gender, racial, and economic equity in education, health care, and the economy. Next100 has worked on overlapping issues, as well as criminal justice, immigration, climate change, housing, and national service. Our agenda is shaped by each new cohort, recruited on a two-year cycle.

Through a commitment to inclusive, effective people and organizational management and growth; a deep understanding of policy research, development, and advocacy; and strong external partnership development, the Executive Director will lead Next100 to identify, support, and provide a platform to new policy leaders and ideas, driven by leaders from and connected to impacted communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the mission of Next100, effectively articulate that mission to others, and lead Next100 in the accomplishment of its mission
  • Manage and coach emerging thinkers and doers through the process of designing and executing on quality research and policy writing and other policy-relevant work products to deliver public policy change
  • Serve as the a leading ambassador for Next100 and nurture effective collaborative relationships between Next100 and policy leaders, institutional and individual donors, and policy, advocacy, and community-based organizations, including opening the door for the Policy Entrepreneurs to develop and grow their own networks
  • Lead Next100 on a path toward long term financial sustainability by broadening sources of philanthropy and developing alternative sources of revenue
  • Lead the recruitment process on a biennial basis to source a diverse group of emerging public policy thinkers and doers to work full-time for two years on a policy agenda
  • Oversee and continuously improve a public policy bootcamp and ongoing curriculum to support emerging public policy leaders with varying degrees of experience to achieve success
  • Connect with peer organizations in the advocacy and progressive policy arena, and organizations that work with impacted communities, to create opportunities for the emerging leaders to work in partnership with others toward shared policy goals
  • Expand Next100’s audience, donor base, and community, and oversee all public communications from and about Next100, including webpages, social media, channels, and media partnerships
  • Ensure compliance with TCF’s 501(c)3 tax status and internal HR policies, including enforcing lobbying restrictions, restrictions on political activities, and managing personnel in accordance with TCF’s standards
  • Track and monitor operational budgets, expenses, and revenues with TCF’s finance team
  • Lead and manage a team of currently ten staff members

Qualifications:

  • At least ten years professional experience, including at least five years of management experience and seven years working in policy research, development, implementation, and/or advocacy; other levels of relevant experience will be considered in conjunction with general qualification requirements
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining a strong, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative team culture, and listening to and elevating marginalized voices internally and externally
  • A belief and trust in emerging leaders, a respect for their ideas, and an ability to coach and push new leaders with humility and an open mind
  • A deep understanding of, direct experience with, and/or a meaningful connection to, how public policy disproportionately impacts certain communities who are then systematically excluded from public policy spaces
  • Commitment to supporting the creation of bold, pragmatic, and actionable policy and policy research that can influence outcomes
  • Deep experience in and commitment to public policy as a way to create change, and a diverse network of policy-relevant contacts in New York and/or Washington, D.C.
  • Demonstrated experience with individual and/or institutional fundraising and grants management
  • An ability to be energetic, nimble, collaborative, supportive, and proactive
  • A commitment to creating a stronger, more progressive, and more inclusive society

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Next100 is committed to building an organization and team, supporting leaders, and developing policies that embrace diversity, foster an environment of inclusion, and enhance equity. We believe that differences in backgrounds, in experiences, in perspectives, and in identities lead to stronger organizations, stronger teams, and stronger, more effective policy ideas. We value diversity across multiple dimensions, including but not limited to: race, color, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief, disability status, and age.

This is a full-time position based in our New York Office. The Executive Director will be expected to work from the New York office with the team at least three days a week. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.