Communications Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/22/18
5 - 7 years experience
Non-Profit
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/22/18

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead and execute strategies to educate target audiences about Alzheimer's disease and engage them in activities of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Provide strategic counsel, develop and execute creative media programs.
  • Work cross-functionally across communications disciplines, including managing the Chapter website and social media presence.
  • Strategically determine best use of resources, tools and tactics to achieve goals.
  • Conduct media training and development of spokespeople, including staff, volunteers and other individuals impacted by the disease.
  • Lead and manage multiple projects in a timely and effective manner.
  • Manage resources and budgets effectively, including external vendors and advertising contracts.
  • Identify, train and engage volunteers in projects and idea generation.
  • Coordinate the development of collateral materials for all events and initiatives for the Chapter.
  • Work in collaboration with other Chapters when needed to further the mission.
  • Write and regularly review content for the Chapter's newsletter, e-news, website and social media platforms.
  • Assure Chapter communications are consistent with national branding standards and support.



Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field
  • A minimum of five years related professional experience. Non-profit organization communications experience a plus
  • Experience extending initiatives across traditional, online and social media platforms
  • Ability to identify media trends and interest, determining effective top-tier media strategies



  • Ability to applyexperience and initiative in developing appropriate traditional and online strategies
  • Ability to create plans that demonstrate the best use of resources, tools and tactics to achieve goals
  • Superior research, writing and editorial skills
  • Experience managing outside vendors and contractors
  • Ability to effectively work and lead in a team environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts
  • Ability to build and maintain successful teams
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • Ability to keep a flexible schedule that may include "non-traditional" hours
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, a valid driver's license and proof of insurance
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs of equipment and supplies
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