The Vision Council
  • 14-Jun-2018 to 13-Aug-2018 (EST)
  • Marketing
  • Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Full Time

The Vision Council, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry, and acts as the representative for vision care products and services.  We position our members to be successful in a competitive marketplace through education, advocacy, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums. 

We are currently seeking a Communications Coordinator to join our team.  This position will be report to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and will be responsible for developing materials and interacting with internal and external clients to deliver the organization's messaging to the public and the media.


  • Proactive & Reactive Trade Media Relations (where Trades are equivalent to with NonProfits/Associations; Optical, Business and Tradeshow/Events);
  • Speaker's Bureau Management (to include securing speaking opportunities and writing speeches);
  • Online Newsroom Management (website);
  • Writing/editing gatekeeping (to include all materials such as letters, guides and articles);
  • Awards/publicity creation; and
  • Assistance with other external and internal communications duties as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communication, journalism, public relations, or a related discipline;
  • 1-3 years of relative communications experience;
  • Impeccable writing skills;
  • Ambitious/proactive attitude;
  • Ability to process and synthesize variety of messages to a variety of audiences;
  • Proven ability to work with industry trade media;
  • Flexibility and excellent time-management skills;
  • Experience in consumer marketing desired, but not required;
  • Ability to travel up to 30%.

Recent grads encouraged to apply.

**Please submit two writing samples in addition to your resume.  Applications without writing samples will not be considered.


Benefits include:

 401K Plan
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
Flexible spending Account
Transit benefits
Wellness Allowance
Cell Phone Allowance
Group life insurance
Short-term disability coverage
Long-term disability coverage
15 days of paid leave per year
11 paid holidays per year
1 day of paid Birthday leave per year
Employee assistance program
Reimbursement for educational and training expenses
Business casual work environment
Flexible/remote work schedules


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