Current Open Positions with the NCF

Communications & Marketing Specialist (Education Team - Temporary)

The National Cryptologic Foundation is seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist to join its Education team. The National Cryptologic Foundation advances the nation’s interest in cyber and cryptology through leadership, education, and partnerships. To achieve that vision, the NCF's education programming educates and engages youth, ages 11-18, to be cyber smart individuals.

The Marketing Communications Specialist’s role will be on the NCF’s newest initiative: the #CyberChats Podcast. #CyberChats were formerly uncut interview and presentation-based videos that featured industry professionals; this new project re-imagines #CyberChats as a podcast with multiple segments and will launch as a 6-episode pilot. This role is a temporary 1099 contract position that will last for the duration of the podcast pilot project. There will be an opportunity to revise the role’s scope to beyond the project.

The Marketing Communications Specialist will lead the efforts to raise awareness of the #CyberChats Podcast among current and future listeners. They will develop a marcom strategy that prioritizes building a strong listener base through social media and other digital platforms and will be responsible for executing on it. To achieve these efforts, the Marketing and Communications Specialist will have opportunities to collaborate with project team members, including the Program Manager, Multimedia Producer, Host, Website Administrator, and Program Coordinator, as well as with the NCF Marketing and Communications Director, as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the strategic marcom efforts to build and maintain podcast listener base
  • Develop creative content and promotional and social assets for the podcast in partnership with other CCEI contractors
  • Seek opportunities for networking, podcast cross-pollination, and potential partnerships
  • Contribute marketing and communications perspective on podcast decisions in weekly team meetings
  • Support the Program Manager by promoting and facilitating and analyzing results of Focus Groups
  • Collaborate with Host and Website Administrator in utilizing episode Challenges for marketing purposes
  • Support the Program Coordinator in maintaining database of youth listeners
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications team


  • Have proven experience in marketing research, product marketing, social media marketing, content marketing, or digital marketing for a young audience;
  • Knowledge of, experience in, or enthusiastic interest in learning about cyber and cybersecurity;
  • Ability to translate jargon and complex topics into digestible, engaging, and age-appropriate content;
  • Creative self-starter, analytical, and entrepreneurial team player


  • Experience with A/B testing;
  • Have experience with or ability to use a database such as Bloomerang;
  • Familiarity with Email Marketing platforms (e.g. Constant Contact, MailChimp);
  • Direct experience in podcast marketing and/or communications from the ground up;
  • Direct experience in marketing and/or communications for youth (ages ~11-18);
  • Have experience or a background in market research or analytics

Start date: 1 February 2023
Rate: $28-33/hr
Commitment: Part-time; max. 80 hrs/mo. through duration of the pilot project (approx. May 2023)
Education: High School diploma required
Location: Work must be performed in or near Glen Burnie, MD

Please include in application package:
1. Resume
2. Portfolio or link to a description of a project in which you led the marketing/communications efforts

How to Apply:
Via Idealist or email the above materials to Jessica at

Note: This role is a part-time temporary 1099 contract position that will last for the duration of the podcast pilot project. There will be an opportunity to revise the role’s scope to beyond the project. We know that women and those from underrepresented groups apply to 20% fewer jobs than men and are less likely to apply unless they meet 100% of the job description criteria. No matter your background, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications listed.