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.
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
New York, NY 10165
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.
Website : http://www.alz.org/
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.