LOCATION: Remote (must be available during business hours on EST) 

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, 1-Year Contract with possibility of extension upon mutual agreement

REPORT TO: Senior Director, Growth and Partnerships

COMPENSATION: $48,000 annually or $4000 for 12 months


The OpEd Project is looking for a rising superstar to join our team that engages and elevates the voices of participants in and around our public programs and on social media. The Community Associate plays a meaningful and vital role in supporting community experience and engagement at The OpEd Project, at a critical moment in our organization’s development. The Community Associate ensures we communicate effectively with our diverse audiences and provides critical behind-the-scenes support to ensure maximum engagement and impact. 


The Community Associate supports communications and community engagement efforts with our global network of participants, partners, fellows and alums, and has the opportunity to contribute to our outreach strategy to help The OpEd Project amplify more underrepresented voices. This role provides some public-facing production support in virtual workshops and webinars, and has vital internal aspects, including supporting the administration of our public programming and organizational storytelling. The role also supports the development of new approaches to data collection, integrity and analysis. The Community Associate works directly with the Managers of Community Experience and Community Engagement, and reports to the Senior Director, Growth and Partnerships.



The ideal candidate is warm, friendly, highly resourceful, and eager to contribute to a small and dynamic team in an informal, fast-paced, fully remote environment. They have:

  • Strong alignment with The OpEd Project’s mission, and passion for communicating the value of our programs to members of our community and the broader public
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment
  • A clear and professional communication style, both in writing and speaking
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills, with proven ability to manage a varied workload and shift between tasks efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tech and systems quickly
  • Mastery of social media platforms, and comfort using creative tools, including graphic design and video editing 
  • Presentation skills and comfort in front of a crowd/with public speaking
  • Impeccable attention to detail and a customer-service mindset



  • Minimum of a B.A. or equivalent work experience
  • Experience and comfort using and navigating Google suite and Zoom
  • Experience creating and maintaining public communications, especially via social media 
  • Experience managing administrative systems 
  • Project management experience and/or coordinating processes from start to finish
  • Experience with virtual public programming a plus
  • Experience using Eventbrite a plus
  • Experience with databases (HubSpot), data migrations and data management a plus



We invite you to submit a resume and a short letter telling us why our work resonates with you and why you think you would rock this job.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The OpEd Project is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. The OpEd Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions, in accordance with state and federal law.

This position has been filled. Would you like to see our other open positions?