The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, mission driven Marketing and Communications Manager to bring our organization to new heights. With the success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, we are poised to reach new audiences and re-energize our existing constituents with a well-wrought marketing and communications strategy.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing and Communications Manager is a self-starter and independent thinker with a track record of delivering results. You will be responsible for a wide range of marketing and communications projects. You must be able to disseminate exciting and useful messages to the right audiences through the best distribution channels. You will collaborate with the Development and Care Services teams to develop marketing tools including print materials, presentations, and web content. You will also manage the organization’s social media channels.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communication plan across the Chapter working in collaboration with the Care Services and Development teams. • Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters, presentations, and the Chapter’s website. • Coordinate and organize the Chapter’s Speaker Symposiums to engage the organization’s constituents and reach new audiences. • Develop, manage and create earned media opportunities and contacts • Report weekly on the status of deliverables, identifying roadblocks and recommending strategies for timely delivery. • Manage vendor partnerships to ensure receipt of deliverables and maximize value of the relationships. • Oversee writing, graphics, and material production to ensure they adhere to The Chapter’s style guide. • Ensure deadlines, project goals, and duties are met while working with cross-functional groups. • In-depth knowledge and experience with social media platforms and their respective participants. • Manage webmaster consultant.
Key Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree with three to five years’ experience in nonprofit communications or a related field. • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies. • 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, event participants, and other supporters. • Self-starter, able to work independently, and innovative; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives. • Must be available to work some weekends and evenings to attend special events • Qualified candidates must have the ability to successfully pass a background check.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
Please send your resume and salary requirements, resumes will not be reviewed without salary requirements. Submit to JTaylor@ALSinfo.org