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Communications Director

Job Location

Peoria, IL

General Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate the Association and Chapter's mission.  (Emphasis on Social Communication)  This position will ensure the Chapter is viewed as the primary source disseminator and conduit of information within this diverse network and constituent base.

Essential Job Functions

1. Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across the network's discreet audiences in collaboration with the Chapter's team and constituents.
2. Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action.  Decide who, where, and when to disseminate.
3. Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness, as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities.
4. Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and the Chapter's website.
5. Mentor and lead a team member responsible for the Chapter's website administration and coordination.
6. Coordinate webpage maintenance - ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly.
7. Track and measure the level of engagement within the network quarterly and submit timely results to the National office.
8. Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report,
e-newsletters and the Chapter's website.
9. Coordinate and organize annual meetings that engage the network's discreet audiences.
10.  Solicit paid ads for Chapter newsletters.
11.  Manage all media contacts.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing Communications or other related field.
  • Must know Adobe Indesign
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies.
  • Three to five year's work experience in a non-profit preferred.
    Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence".
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants and other supporters.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating, and  implementing new initiatives.

Send resumes by November 20, 2013.

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois
606 West Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614

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.