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Associate Director, Public Relations

Job Location

Constituent Relations

General Summary

We're looking for an individual with the ability to work on deadline, including juggling multiple competing deadlines as well as adjusting seamlessly with regularly shifting priorities.  Should possess creativity and the ability to think quickly and respond to constantly changing information environment.  Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, and be proficient in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email, Internet and in learning new databases and software as needed.

Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 5 years public relations experience including the ability to develop and implement national public relations campaigns and activities targeting national policy/consumer/health/medical reporters, as well as key trade and diverse media for measurable public relations outcomes in the policy sphere.

Essential Job Functions

• Building and maintaining good working relationships with key national media contacts.
• Collaborating with internal and external partners to most effectively tell the Alzheimer's story.
• Identifying, counseling and training Alzheimer's Association spokespeople for media interviews.
• Crafting internal and external written materials that best represent the mission of the Alzheimer's Association and convey specific messages.
• Providing guidance and support for local Alzheimer's Association chapter execution of strategic public relations programs. 

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations,
• 5-7 years professional experience with a government or public relations agency or news media, policy, healthcare and consumer media experience preferred.
• Excellent intrapersonal skills and experience managing detailed information.

Click Here to Apply Online (Preferred Method)

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Home 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.