The Associate Director of Communications crafts strategies, builds relationships, and executes a comprehensive communication plan to significantly increase concern and awareness on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association. S/he will work in all aspects of media relations, including promoting consumer-friendly disease-awareness campaigns and press events; proactively inserting the cause into trending stories and creating new opportunities; and showcasing scientific advances in the field as well as Alzheimer's Association programs and special events. S/he will be responsible for overseeing communication initiatives through multiple platforms.
Essential Job Functions
Lead and execute strategies to educate our 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, and work cross functionally across communications disciplines. This includes managing the Chapter website and social media presence.
Leadership experience working collaboratively with internal and external partners, clients, and the media.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Working knowledge and experience extending initiatives across traditional, online and social media platforms.
Assess, understand, synthesize, and communicate complicated information for internal partners and the media.
Tap into previous crisis and issues management experience to ensure favorable and fair representation of the Association in the media.
Lead and manage multiple projects in a timely and effective manner.
Strategically determine best use of resources, tools and tactics to achieve goals, along with superior research, writing and editorial skills.
Conduct media training and development of spokespeople, including staff, volunteers, and other individuals impacted by the disease.
Manage resources and budgets effectively, including external vendors and advertising contracts.
Identify, Train and Engage volunteers in projects and idea generation.
Non Profit organization Communications experience a plus
BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field
5 - 7 years related professional experience, at least two of which are at a leadership level
Ability to keep a flexible schedule that may include "non-traditional" hours
Strong individual and team player
Superior writing skills and knowledge of AP Style
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
Experience managing outside vendors and contractors