Accion International

Communications Associate, Center for Financial Inclusion

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/1/2021 9:57 AM)
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Accion - United States


About CFI:


The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) works to advance inclusive financial services for the billions of people who currently lack the financial tools needed to improve their lives and prosper. We leverage partnerships to conduct rigorous research and test promising solutions, and then advocate for evidence-based change. CFI was founded by Accion in 2008 to serve as an independent think tank on inclusive finance.



About Accion:


Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of — or poorly served by — the financial sector. For nearly 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 160 partners in 55 countries. More at



Position Summary 


The Communications Associate plays a key role in optimizing the impact of CFI’s research and policy influence work across four main areas of responsibility: communications and outreach, event management, operations, and organizational culture. The position offers a great opportunity for candidates eager to learn more about strategic communications for a global organization focused on international development.



Communications and outreach

  • Support CFI outreach activities, including writing social media posts (for approval), posting on CFI’s social media channels, and drafting newsletters
  • Support management of the CFI website by helping to identify and test enhancements and bug fixes in coordination with Accion’s communications team
  • Lead CFI’s engagement reporting, including website and social media analytics
  • Create digital graphics for CFI’s website and events


Event management

  • Help coordinate the logistics of virtual and in-person meetings and events, including for example, promotions, speaker coordination, registration, and basic IT support during webinars



  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of key communications resources for CFI (templates, logos, photography, videos, etc.)
  • Support project administration for CFI Communications Team
  • Lead administrative support relating to general technology management (domain registrations, contract management, account provisioning, etc.)


Organizational culture (includes mindsets and behaviors)

  • Actively participate in a culture in which all staff: 1) reach their full potential as learners, unorthodox researchers, and thought leaders 2) work effectively with each other by sharing ideas, brainstorming, and co-developing knowledge products 3) feel accountable for results and impact and 4) strive and achieve excellence.


Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience preferred
  • Knowledge of digital analytics and insights, including Google Analytics
  • Skilled at creating graphic design content using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Proactive team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated interest in international development and in our mission
  • Interested in our mission and working globally.
  • This job may require travel on an occasional basis (<10%).
  • Willingness to embody our values of excellence, respect and passion for social change.
    • Excellence: Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
    • Respect: Accion staff should value one another’s roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
    • Passion for Social Change: Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others. 


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