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Sr. Specialist, Public Relations

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General Summary

The senior specialist is a member of the Alzheimer's Association public relations team, which is responsible for raising concern and awareness about Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association among target audiences. This position works under the supervision of the senior associate director of public relations.

This position is based in our Washington, DC office. 

Essential Job Functions

The primary focus of the senior specialist will be to implement media relations strategies that inform and influence key audiences on Alzheimer's health and policy issues and promote the Alzheimer's Association as the leader in Alzheimer's care, support and research. S/he will also be responsible for producing material for media, respond to media requests, and proactively reach out to media outlets. As part of a team s/he will handle day-to-day media relations on public policy and legislative topics that are a priority to the Alzheimer's Association, as well as other areas of focus as needed. This person will establish and grow relationships with targeted media and develop and execute proactive media plans for specific initiatives. The senior specialist will work closely with Alzheimer's Association spokespeople to ensure timely and accurate response to media members and forge productive working partnerships with staff throughout the Association, chapters, volunteers, partners and constituents.

The senior specialist is skilled in working independently as well as part of a team and is able to demonstrate initiative, professionalism and attention to detail. The ideal candidate has excellent instincts and judgment and contributes to the elevating and reinforcing the cause and the priorities of the Alzheimer's Association.

Ideal candidate has proven experience working with Capitol Hill press corps, Members of Congress and/or on political campaigns with demonstrated success among Beltway media. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in media relations with a Member of Congress, Campaign and/or Public Relations Agency (with account experience focused on Beltway media outreach).
  • Demonstrated history of relationships with national media members.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint.

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    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.