Communications and Publications Coordinator

February 28, 2018

The National Office

The National Office for Arts Accreditation in Reston, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., invites applications for the position of Communications and Publications Coordinator. The National Office houses the staff serving four postsecondary, independent, non-governmental accrediting organizations: the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD); the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools; and associated entities and initiatives. The Communications and Publications Coordinator will hold consistent responsibilities and duties with and among all organizational and operating entities managed by the National Office for Arts Accreditation.

The main role of the four postsecondary associations is to provide the service of discipline-specific peer review, a process known as accreditation. For further information regarding these organizations and entities, please visit their respective websites noted above.

Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Create, design, layout, develop, disseminate, and post; write and edit; and maintain digital content and print publications, materials for meetings and events, and notices and broadcast correspondence
  • Ensure consistency among all digital content and published materials
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain a content-rich WordPress site

Attributes Desired

  • Unwavering integrity
  • Disciplined dedication
  • Deep intelligence and a keen intellect
  • Desire to serve and contribute
  • Cordial and welcoming demeanor
  • Curiosity and a passion for learning
  • Ability to maintain information as confidential

Skills Required

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced editing and proofreading skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with and in complex systems
  • Exceptional organizational abilities
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to work successfully, both independently and in teams
  • Ability to create professional and text-rich Web-based materials, documents, publications, and other communications
  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, and Mac operating systems
  • Functional knowledge of Web technologies (such as HTML), database/content management systems (such as FileMaker), and communications systems (such as MailChimp)

Necessary Qualifications

An undergraduate degree is required. A degree in the fine and/or performing arts is strongly preferred. At least 3 years of post-college professional experience is required.


The Communications and Publications Coordinator is a full-time (M-F, 9-5) position. The National Office is a non-smoking and studious work environment. Attire is business professional. Walking distance to the Metro.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes selected paid holidays; paid vacation; health, dental, vision, and disability insurance (as eligible); and employer-sponsored 403(b) savings plan.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, please email the documents outlined below in one PDF-formatted file using your full name as the filename to Please include CPC in the email’s subject line.

  • A formal cover letter which describes in detail your capacity to address duties and responsibilities; and speaks to your attributes and skills.
  • A resume outlining your educational experience including degree(s) earned, and your professional experience including names of employers and dates of employment. Please include 3-5 professional references.
  • Two one-page writing samples which demonstrate your written and verbal communication skills.

Please note: Unfortunately, incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Thank you.