Communications Coordinator Job Opening

The Addiction Policy Forum is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting a variety of communications activities, with a focus on producing content and building engagement across APF’s websites, membership, social media channels, and supporting digital campaigns. Self-motivation, flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to successfully handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment are essential to this position.

The Communications Coordinator is an important position within the team, perfect for someone with a background and strong interest in building social media campaigns, increasing engagement, and working independently and collaboratively. The candidate is a team player with meticulous attention to detail and works well under pressure and meeting deadlines. The candidate has the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast-paced environment, is eager to learn, and is excited to bring their skill set to a small hard-working team.


  • Drafts a variety of content to support communications and marketing efforts, including but not limited to: press releases, email newsletters, website copy, op-eds, pitches, talking points, program descriptions, and promotional brochures

  • Assist APF leadership in developing and implementing a communications strategy designed to further organization objectives

  • Build and deploy email communications and support website edits and updates across the APF web sites

  • Perform outreach to varying press outlets and contacts as well as build strategic partnerships to grow brand notoriety

  • Stay up to date on trending topics relating to the APF community.

  • Share recommendations for communications strategies and campaigns

  • Support CEO with social media management including Twitter chats and webinars

  • Create events graphics and social media graphics

  • Support design projects related to marketing and communications

  • Monitor APF's media hits and track key analytics; use data to analyze success and shortcomings of communications campaigns and strategies

  • Make updates to APF's multiple websites

  • Assist team with all conference and events promotions, outreach, and marketing materials


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Proficiency with email marketing software

  • Proficiency with media tracking services

  • Familiarity and/or proficiency with Wix

  • Experience with digital media editing tools

  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media best practice

  • Direct experience using social media management tools (e.g., AgoraPulse, Hootsuite)

  • Graphic design experience (e.g., Canva)

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Strong writing, copywriting, and copy-editing skills

  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills;

  • Clear and accurate communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Reliable, Dependable, and Highly energized with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines

  • Positive attitude with a will to learn and be a team player


Salary based on experience. Health insurance with vision, dental. 401K plan. Vacation and sick leave.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, a writing sample, and resume in PDF format to and include “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.


(301) 769-5966

11810 Grand Park Ave, Suite 500
North Bethesda, MD 20852

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