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Specialist, Communications

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General Summary

The Communications Specialist will work with our National Chapters to support the advancement of the FY12-FY14 strategic plan in all five strategic goal areas and uphold the organization's commitment to diversity in every priority activity.

Specifically, the Specialist will provide resources to help build relationships with local media outlets, assist with general public relations efforts, maintain chapters' websites and develop bi-weekly e-newsletter and other print projects as needed.

This position will help support the growth of Walk to End Alzheimer's participants through coordinated communications to past walkers and new outreach efforts to potential participants. The Specialist will also work to increase chapters' overall media impressions and awareness throughout the national chapter network  

Essential Job Functions

  • Update National Chapters' websites to reflect current information.
  • Work closely with local National Chapter staff to respond to media inquiries and identify opportunities for story placements, PSA's, etc. 
  • Prepare and distribute communications to volunteers, teams, and donors via all appropriate channels based on the Association's communications timeline and additional needs.
  • Support all key programs and services through targeted advertising, communications and media support, with special emphasis on the Walk to End Alzheimer's.
  • Participate in both National Chapter abd Marketing & Communication team meetings.
  • Assist in other special projects as needed.     

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 2-3 years work-related experience preferred in non profit, communications, marketing, public relations or journalism.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.

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Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.