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Communications Associate

DeFi Education Fund
DeFi Education Fund
Job Functions:
Marketing & Communications
Employment Types:
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on:

The Defi Education Fund (DEF) is seeking candidates to serve as a Communications Associate. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to take on a larger role within the team.

The Communications Associate will report to the Communications Manager and support both the Communications Manager and the Policy Director in a variety of capacities. They will work on both longer-term communications assignments as well as on special situations.

This professional will:

  • Be responsible for monitoring media and social media channels, flagging important updates to the Communications Manager and Policy Director.
  • Conduct ad-hoc research on topics designated by the DEF team.
  • Assist in developing communication materials such as press releases, stakeholder letters, media backgrounders, Q&As, etc.
  • Help pitch media on topics core to the DEF mission.
  • Support engagement with the DeFi/Web3 community and develop new methods to connect with the community.
  • Serve as key support to both the Communications Manager and Policy Director.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must be a strategic thinker with excellent writing and analytical skills, along with the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic record and at least 18 months of post-university work experience. Knowledge of, or strong interest in, cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance, political affairs and financial and corporate communication is preferred.

Additional qualifications and experience include:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent proofreading skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • An ability to work diligently under time constraints.
  • A collaborative spirit and an ability to work well in teams and thrive in a non-hierarchical environment.
  • Solid research abilities and analytical skills.
  • Someone who is well-rounded, adaptable and comfortable working through challenges.
  • A quick learner, who is prepared to jump in at a moment's notice.
  • A sense of urgency and creative persistence along with a willingness to go the extra mile.
  • Technological proficiency and well versed in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Google Workspace.
  • Strong digital and social media skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals across the organization.

What DEF Offers

  • DEF offers competitive salary, performance bonuses, and fully paid medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • In addition, this is an outstanding opportunity to interface with the media, policymakers and the legal and DeFi communities.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • DEF provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or genetics. In addition to United States federal law requirements, DEF complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.