Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Communications Director America Votes Washington, District of Columbia

Communications Director
America Votes
Washington, District of Columbia

Position Description

America Votes seeks an experienced communications professional to serve as Communications & Marketing Director. S/he is responsible for directing and executing all public communications, working directly with the President, Executive Director and Development staff in effectively communicating our work with the media, progressive community, funders, and coordinating effective communications strategies with partner organizations and state staff.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

• Work directly with President, Executive Director and senior staff to develop an effective communications program for the organization and coalition’s advocacy and electoral campaigns in 2010.
• Direct and manage current staff in writing of external communications, press releases, communications plans, etc. Work with Development staff on production of marketing materials and annual reports, and with Field/Program staff on writing of state strategic campaign plans.
• Oversee website to ensure messaging is consistent with overall marketing and communication objectives, and lead planning for organization’s online presence.
• Lead coordinated effort to build state-based communications hubs aligned with America Votes tables, including rapid response, message development, and layered communications campaigns.
• Research, develop and implement an organizational branding and communications strategy that further our program and development objectives.
• Develop and manage the communications budget.
• Execute other writing and research assignments as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Additional Qualifications:
• Previous communications experience for a nonprofit, advocacy or political organization is preferred.
• Ability to communicate effectively, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.
• Extreme attention to detail.
• Ability to “manage-up” and be assertive when needed.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
• Diplomatic and professional approach to problem-solving.
• Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
• Excellent and professional oral and written communications skills.
• Computer skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Ability to work independently, exercising good judgment and discretion.
• Commitment to the mission of the organization.
• Sense of humor.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter stating salary requirement and resume to Karen McLoughlin

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