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Communications Director

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Application Deadline: Monday, September 7th at Midnight Eastern Time, but applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis.
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $70,000
Benefits: Fully paid employee portion of health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance. Generous vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Reports to: Managing Director

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) seeks a motivated, highly adaptive, and experienced Communications Director to lead its communications team. The position is charged with crafting and implementing a strategic communications plan to advance GFI’s advocacy efforts to curtail illicit financial flows, raise the profile of the organization, and promote GFI’s research in the media. The Communications Director will be responsible for managing the Communications Associate and all communications interns, and s/he will work with the her/his team to broadcast the GFI’s message through a variety of channels, including traditional media, new and social media, and GFI’s website. The position is based at GFI’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement, in consultation with the Managing Director, the overall communications strategy of the organization;
  • Manage communications staff and interns;
  • Serve as primary point-of-contact for all press inquiries;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key journalists at the world’s leading news outlets;
  • Author, draft, and/or edit op-eds, press releases, blog posts, talking points, and other strategic communications;
  • Strategically place op-eds in key publications;
  • Organize and prepare GFI staff for interviews with TV, radio, print, and online news outlets from around the world.
  • Organize the public roll-out of all GFI reports and research—including through organizing press conferences both in the U.S. and abroad;
  • Represent the organization at various events and in high level meetings, both domestically and abroad, when needed;
  • Work constructively in collaboration with partners in various coalitions of which GFI is a member—especially with the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition and the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC).
  • Work with the Communications Associate to manage the gfintegrity.org website using WordPress;
  • Work with the Communications Associate to manage GFI’s social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit;
  • Work with the Communications Associate to build and maintain email contact lists for press;
  • Work with the Communications Associate to design and send mass email, including press releases, announcements, and actions;
  • Other responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field;
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic political communication, with a proven track record of success in using communications to further an organizations strategic communications and advocacy objectives;
  • Extensive experience in managing websites and using social media as an advocacy tool, particularly Twitter;
  • Highly advanced persuasive writing capabilities in English;
  • Excellent editing and copy-editing skills;
  • Excellent general ability to learn and utilize information technology skills;
  • Ability to organize and facilitate events, meetings, and workshop sessions, including the ability to handle the logistical aspects of such events;
  • Experience creating web content using WordPress;
  • Familiarity with a CRM (Convio, Salsa, Blue State Digital, etc) and with a CMS (Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, etc);
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, who can work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple demands;
  • Intellectual curiosity;
  • Ability to travel to foreign countries on an occasional basis;
  • Candidates must be legally able to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluency in other languages (particularly Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese) is an advantage;
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator;
  • Experience working on political campaigns or with issues involving anti-corruption, financial transparency, financial crime, global development, human rights, international finance, international institutions, and/or trade a plus.

About GFI:

Global Financial Integrity is a Washington-based research and advisory organization that analyzes and works to curtail illicit financial flows resulting from crime, corruption, and tax evasion. According to GFI’s groundbreaking research, nearly one trillion dollars leaves developing countries every year due to crime, corruption, and tax evasion. GFI promotes national and multilateral policies aimed at curtailing these flows, thereby enhancing global development and security.

To Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, and a sample press release that you have written to Russell Bennett at communicationsdirector@nullgfintegrity.org with the phrase, “GFI Communications Director” in the subject line. Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates who will be asked to interview will be contacted. Absolutely No calls, please.


Internship Opportunities

Economics Internship

About Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money.  In putting forward solutions, facilitating strategic partnerships, and conducting groundbreaking research, GFI is leading the way in efforts to curtail illicit financial flows and enhance global development and security.

About the Internship

Each semester – Spring, Summer, and Fall, GFI hires up to two Economics Interns. The unpaid Economics intern will work directly with the economics team here in our Washington D.C. office and assist in the research and writing of academic papers that study illicit capital flight and its effect on economic development and global financial stability.  He/she must demonstrate initiative, solid research and writing abilities, organizational skills, and most importantly have an interest in macroeconomics and development issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and data collection from macroeconomic online databases [IMF, World Bank, Central Banks]
  • Perform literature reviews and research in scholarly databases
  • Compilation and manipulation of spreadsheets, tables and graphs in Excel
  • Some of our econ interns have the opportunity to write and publish small pieces on applied economic issues pertaining to illicit capital flight on our blog.

Requirements: 

  • Must be a current student or recent graduate, with a major or minor in Economics. Must have coursework or commensurate experience in econometrics and international finance and/or trade.
  • Experience with database manipulation in Excel [familiarity with Visual Basic (VBA) a plus].
  • Solid writing and web-based research skills.
  • Familiarity with basic regression analysis [familiarity with EViews and/or STATA a plus].
  • Strong interest in macroeconomics, in particular capital flight and its effect on capitalism, development, and security.

Spring Term: January-May
Summer Term: May-August
Fall Term: September-December

(Exact start and end dates each term are flexible)

To apply:  Please send resume and cover letter by email to internship@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Russell Bennett.  In your cover letter, please specify dates and times of availability, where you learned about the internship, and an acknowledgement that the internship is unpaid.  Please put “GFI Econ Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Application Deadlines:

Spring Term: November 1-December 15
Summer Term: March 15-May 1
Fall Term: July 1-August 15

During application periods we will accept applications and interview on a rolling basis.

No recruiters please.
No phone calls please.
Only Finalists will be contacted.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employer:  Global Financial Integrity
1100 17th St., NW ste 505
Washington, DC 20036

Recruiter:        Russell Bennett
Accountant & Office Manager

E-mail:             internship@nullgfintegrity.org
Website:          http://www.gfintegrity.org
Phone:             202.293.0740

Policy Internship

About Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money.  In putting forward solutions, facilitating strategic partnerships, and conducting groundbreaking research, GFI is leading the way in efforts to curtail illicit financial flows and enhance global development and security.

About the Internship

Each semester – Spring, Summer, and Fall, GFI hires up to two Policy Interns. Policy Intern at Global Financial Integrity will develop an understanding of illicit capital flight and how it deepens poverty for millions of people worldwide. He/she must demonstrate initiative, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, solid writing abilities and an interest in development issues and the challenges facing poor countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the President and Managing Director by conducting research on money laundering, tax evasion, corruption and the banking structure that supports these activities.
  • Assisting the Program Manager on work related to business development and on existing research and event projects.
  • Occasionally assisting the Office Manager with general administrative tasks.

Requirements:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Ability to successfully work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in capital flight and its effect on capitalism, development, and security.
  • Non-English language skills are preferred, especially French and/or Spanish, but not required.

Spring Term: January-May
Summer Term: May-August
Fall Term: September-December

(Exact start and end dates each term are flexible)

To apply:  Please send resume and cover letter by email to internship@nullgfintegrity.org, directed to Russell Bennett.  In your cover letter, please specify dates and times of availability, where you learned about the internship, and an acknowledgement that the internship is unpaid.  Please put “GFI Policy Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Application Deadlines:

Spring Term: November 1-December 15
Summer Term: March 15-May 1
Fall Term: July 1-August 15

During application periods we will accept applications and interview on a rolling basis.

No recruiters please.
No phone calls please.
Only Finalists will be contacted.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employer:  Global Financial Integrity
1100 17th St., NW ste 505
Washington, DC 20036

Recruiter: Russell Bennett
Accountant & Office Manager

E-mail:             internship@nullgfintegrity.org
Website:          http://www.gfintegrity.org
Phone:             202.293.0740

 


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at GFI will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is an equal opportunity employer. It is GFI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.