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Director of Communications

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Alzheimer's Association

York, NY

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The 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.

The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Communications.

Essential Job Functions

Leader and team player who will educate our target audiences about Alzheimer's disease and engage them in activities of the Alzheimer's Association.

Demonstrated history of providing strategic counsel, developing and executing creative media programs, and working cross functionally across communications disciplines.

Leadership experience working collaboratively with internal and external partners, clients, and the media.

Working knowledge and experience extending initiatives across traditional, online and social media platforms.

Ability to assess, understand, synthesize and communicate complicated information for internal partners and the media.

Experience with crisis and issues management.

Team focused with strong leadership qualities and experience managing team members.

Ability to lead and manage multiple projects in a timely and effective manner.

Ability to strategically determine best use of resources, tools and tactics to achieve goals, along with superior research, writing and editorial skills.

Well versed in media training and development of spokespeople, including staff, volunteers, and other individuals impacted by the disease.

Ability to successfully manage resources and budgets including external vendors and advertising contracts.

Minimum Requirements

6-10 years related professional experience

BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field

Flexible schedule that may include non-traditional hours

Knowledge of AP Style are essential

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required

Experience managing outside vendors and contractors

Works and leads well in a team environment

Excellent presentation skills

Some agency setting-related experience and/or training preferred

Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams

Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects at once

Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and/or analyze growth opportunities

Ability to coach and develop staff and volunteers

Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and electronically to a variety of audiences

Ability to work effectively with diverse populations

Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions

High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative

Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties

Ability to carry up to 25 lbs of equipment & supplies

High volume of public contact

City travel to attend meetings within chapter territory and surrounding areas

Some weekend and evening work

Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight deadlines

Web design and e-communication's programs such as RedDot, Open Text Web Management & Convio

Adobe, Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

Ability to use a digital camera


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Alzheimer's Association, New York City

60 East 42nd Street

Suite 2240

New York, NY 10165

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.

Company info

Alzheimer's Association
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Company Profile
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.

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