National Iranian American Council

About NIAC and NIAC Action:

NIAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, engaging, and celebrating the Iranian-American community. NIAC Action, the 501(c)(4) sister organization of NIAC, is dedicated to building political power for the Iranian-American community to advance peace and diplomacy, secure equitable immigration policies, and protect the civil rights of all Americans.


The Communications Director will be responsible for leading all external communications & marketing activities for NIAC and NIAC action, including press and public relations. This role will drive the organizations’ work as it pertains to brand and messaging among the Iranian-American community, Washington policy community, and broader American public, telling the story of our work and priorities through digital media, traditional media, and direct public engagement. This role will report to the Executive Director.

This is a hybrid position (part remote work/part in-person work) and preference will be given to candidates based in the Washington, DC area.


Communications Strategy

Create and implement NIAC's communications strategy that includes robust digital communications and traditional media plans.

  • Tell NIAC's story to Iranian Americans, policymakers, media, and the general public
  • Increase awareness and recognition for NIAC’s work, key issues, values and accomplishments
  • Correct and counter disinformation against the organization and broader community

Press & Media

Develop and execute NIAC’s press strategy, including specific strategies for key campaigns and events.

  • Cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with reporters and identify opportunities to engage key reporters regarding NIAC’s work
  • Serve as organizational media contact and assist with media placements, including pitching NIAC experts to press for commentary and analysis, securing high-impact placement of articles written by NIAC staff, and securing TV and radio interviews
  • Draft and edit statements and press releases; build press lists and ensure all appropriate outlets and reporters receive outreach
  • Monitor and track the media landscape on NIAC's key issue areas

Digital Communications & Marketing

  • Manage member emails, newsletter, website copy, and social media copy
  • Oversee NIAC’s website, including content, branding, presentation, navigation and analytics and NIAC’s social media presence
  • Track, analyze, and report on the effectiveness of NIAC’s online engagement campaigns, with the aim of boosting engagement, optimizing lead generation, and revising digital strategy as needed to hit NIAC's annual digital goals
  • Devise and execute social media strategies for organizational events including galas, fundraisers, social events, conferences, panels, book talks, and more


  • 5+ years of relevant communications experience; campaign or nonprofit experience preferred
  • Ability to speak, read, and/or write Persian strongly preferred
  • Experience with media relations and media engagement platforms
  • Experience with website design and multimedia digital content creation preferred
  • Strong attention to detail required so that content and assets are error free
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Dedication to NIAC/NIAC Action’s mission and work
  • Familiarity with the Iranian-American community and political landscape of issues NIAC/NIAC Action work on


  • Health, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance coverage, and EAP options provided
  • 17+ days of annual paid leave, with additional days accrued through years of employment, and 17 paid holidays
  • 401k with 2% company match after 6 months of employment
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • Paid family leave

NIAC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.