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USAging Overview

USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities.

USAging is dedicated to supporting the success of our members through advancing public policy, sparking innovation, strengthening the capacity of our members, raising their visibility and working to drive excellence in the fields of aging and home and community-based services.

Position Overview

The Communications Assistant will help to implement communications strategies and tactics that align with USAging’s goals and objectives. The ideal candidate is a passionate communicator with excellent writing skills and social media expertise who has an interest in supporting the ability of older adult and people with disabilities to continue living in the community. Candidates should have strong editing and time management skills and be detail-oriented, forward-thinking and able to juggle multiple projects daily.

Job Title: Communications Associate

Reports To: Director, Communications

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as part of the Communications Team to develop engaging, shareable content to mobilize audiences around USAging’s priorities
  • Assist with the development and implementation of strategies to raise USAging’s visibility and thought leadership through growing followers and engagement on USAging’s social media channels
  • Collect, analyze and develop metrics for monthly reporting on social media, website and other communications to inform and optimize USAging’s communications strategy
  • Respond to inquiries received on USAging’s various social media channels
  • Proactively seek to understand social media platforms and emerging digital trends, particularly around industry best practices to amplify campaigns and to find new ways to reach our audiences
  • Assist with the development and implementation of digital campaigns to engage audiences and drive action, including with Google AdWords and paid social media
  • Attend regular discussions with USAging teams to assess marketing needs and to develop corresponding content
  • Assist with the development of a variety of materials, which may include newsletter articles, social media posts, blog entries, toolkits and more
  • Support USAging by updating websites, assisting with copy editing and proofreading, as well as capturing video and photos at events, as needed
  • Contribute to the development of the association’s robust editorial calendar


  • Bachelor’s degree required; preference will be given to candidates with credentials in English, communications, public relations or related fields
  • One to three years of experience working in communications, preferably full-time paid work with nonprofit organizations
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills (a writing test may be given)
  • Ability to consistently apply the association’s voice and style while using varied writing styles depending on audience and medium
  • Proven ability to meet goals amid competing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, with limited supervision, if needed
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills that will further enhance a work environment that is collegial and creative
  • Proficiency with email marketing, social media planning, reporting and graphics tools such as Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Canva, Google AdWords and Google Data Studio is a plus.
  • Must have an all-hands-on-deck attitude and a willingness to pitch in when needed
  • Passion for USAging’s mission of helping older adults age well in their homes and communities for as long as possible

Work Hours and Location

This full-time position is based in USAging’s Washington, DC, office. Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, USAging staff is working on a hybrid schedule with two days in the office, which is subject to change. The successful candidate must be able to travel to the USAging Annual Conference & Tradeshow each summer for up to six days.

Salary and Benefits

USAging is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Application Procedure

Submit a cover letter, resume, a one to two-page writing sample and salary requirements/history to Note the job title in the email subject line. The application closing date is August 19, 2022. We cannot respond to all applications. Unsolicited phone calls or emails may not be returned.

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