Communications Manager – CAIR-Greater Los Angeles

DESCRIPTION
Communications Manager (Full-time, Salary position)
CAIR-Greater Los Angeles Area is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill the Communications Manager position. Join one of the most dynamic teams defending civil rights on behalf of the American Muslim community, promoting civic engagement, and building coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. The Communications Manager will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate CAIR-LA’s mission and vision.

Duties & Responsibilities
Develop and implement an integrated, organization-wide strategic communications plan
Create a brand/marketing/public relations strategy that will allow CAIR-LA to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted audiences, including the media, public officials and key influencers
Curate content and increase audience engagement on CAIR-LA’s social media channels
Serve as lead point person on media interactions (editors, reporters, producers and other media professionals) that help promote and/or impact the organization and actively cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage of issues of strategic importance to the sector, as well as CAIR-LA’s programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects
Represent CAIR-LA through public speaking and community engagements
Manage and speak at various press conferences and events; prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material
Draft and edit all external communications, including: press statements/releases, e-mails, e-newsletters and action alerts
Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and website content
Conduct media trainings for community members

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred — in the field of Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or related field
3-5 years of work experience in a communications/public relations role. Experience working with media as an on-the-record spokesperson is preferred. Demonstrated experience managing and interacting with the public social media platforms for an organization is required
Experience developing and implementing communications strategies
Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
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 level
Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
Experience working with the American Muslim Community
This position reports to the Executive Director.

Compensation:
Compensation commensurate with skills and experience
Generous benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, pension matching program, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

To Apply:
Please send (1) a cover letter (2) your resume, (3) a brief example of your writing, and (4) three references to: cperalta@cair.com with the subject line “Communications Manager.”

Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:
Please send (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position, (2) your resume, (3) a brief example of your writing, and (4) the names and contact information of three references, to: cperalta@cair.com with the subject line “Communications Manager.”

Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

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