JOB ALERT: Content Specialist, Editorial + Creative Department

This job was posted on September 9, 2014

Position: Content Specialist, Editorial + Creative Department

Company: National Trust for Historic Preservation

Location: Washington, DC

JOB SUMMARY

Help save the past to enrich the future!   The National Trust for Historic Preservation is the nationally recognized leader of a movement to save America’s historic places and revitalize our older neighborhoods.  You can be a part of that mission by helping to craft web and print content that engages  our local Preservation Allies, inspiring them to take action on behalf of endangered places that represent our diverse cultural heritage.

The National Trust seeks a creative, energetic, and motivated content specialist to produce and/or edit a wide array of written and audiovisual content for the organization. A function of the Editorial + Creative team, the role will also provide broader organizational support with specific responsibilities identified within Public Affairs and Community Outreach. Types of projects include blog posts, promotional campaign copy, emails, video scripts, annual reports, and more.
Selection will be based on the candidate’s demonstrated writing and storytelling ability, proficiency with multimedia and tech platforms, and interest in/involvement with subject matter.
Examples of our stories and more information about the National Trust can be found on the following websites:

http:// preservationnation.org/
http://blog.preservationnation.org/

http://preservationnation.org/magazine/

http://www.savingplaces.org/

DUTIES

  • Research, write, edit, and produce a clear and compelling array of marketing content for the Marketing division
    • 40% of effort contributes to Editorial + Creative team; 40% contributes to Public Affairs; and 20% contributes to Community Outreach
    • Content includes but is not limited to: website copy, blog posts, stories from the field, promotional copy (ex. brochures, PSAs), emails, video scripts, annual report
  • Revise, edit, and proofread content as directed
  • Assist with blog and website publication
  • Explore and implement different ideas and concepts for both visual and written stories
  • Assist with multimedia production
  • Participate in advocacy/marketing campaign research, planning, and implementation
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned
  • 5 or more years total professional experience including at least 3 years working in a related role, particularly in a matrixed and geographically dispersed non-profit.
  • Must have demonstrated writing/storytelling experience and skill (samples are required)
  • Excellent research and communication skills, including good listening techniques; a clear, concise writing style; and good verbal skills
  • Strong knowledge of AP Style and grammar
  • Previous experience with blogging platforms, social media, and/or CMS platforms preferred (WordPress a plus)
  • Previous experience with multimedia production (filming, editing, coding, etc.) preferred
  • Intermediate analytical and  problem solving skills, including  issue identification and prioritization. Basic project-management skills, including project budgeting and planning, preferred. Ability to achieve results with supervision.
  • Proven ability to collaborate across departments to implement processes and achieve results.  Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion.
  • Proven ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment
  • Demonstrated interest in subject matter (history, architecture, historic preservation) a plus
  • Demonstrated success in engaging culturally diverse audiences, partners and colleagues and writing about related topics.  Bi-lingual proficiency (English-Spanish) a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • BA (or equivalent years of experience) required; graduate degree in writing, English, communications, journalism, history, or a related field preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

TO APPLY:

Email resume and cover letter as Word or PDF attachments to 201748-CS-6028@nthp.hrmdirect.com .  Please include three writing/storytelling samples as attachments or links.

 

JOB ALERT: Bilingual English/Spanish Communications Coordinator

Location: This position may be based in Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA or NY, NY  * Fluency is Spanish language is required for this position

Purpose: Manages SEIU division communications and media work to support priorities for growth, to involve members and the public in achieving those growth goals, and to brand SEIU as the national and international union within the industry.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed.  Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)  

Division Communications

  • Manages strategy and implementation of division communications.
  • Manages creation of division communications content.
  • Manages message development and work of pollsters.
  • Manages communications strategy for division growth and political/legislative/advocacy campaigns.
  • Manages communications with members of the division.
  • Manages communications with potential members of the division.
  • Manages external media relations strategy and implementation.
  • Provides spokesperson training for local leaders and members.
  • Manages speech writing and other visibility work for leadership.
  • Serves as a key contact for communications with allies and partners.
  • Manages campaign event communications – strategy, message, look and feel, materials, marketing, media outreach, event flow and agenda.
  • Directly supervises individuals on division communications team, including those in field campaigns.
  • Oversees work of communicators within locals in the division to ensure high quality standards, best practices, and consistency of message.

Local Capacity

  • Helps division identify locals that need to increase communications capacity to carry out division priorities.
  • Assists Director of Communications Training and Capacity in …
  • Developing plans for local union communications staff development.
  • Providing training for local communicators.
  • Recruiting local staff, and assisting local with evaluating and hiring candidates.
  • Ensuring high quality standards and best practices in all division, campaign, and member communications.

Direction and Decision Making: Reports to the Assistant Director of Communications and works with extreme independence.

Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in communications or related field.  Five to eight years of related work experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Experience developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as well as experience working with community allies.
  • Thorough knowledge of media relations strategies.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic and print media systems. Knowledge of advertising techniques and familiarity with all aspects of literature, audiovisual, and online production process required.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills related to use of rapidly changing technology.
  • Knowledge of unions or other advocacy organizations.
  • Fluency is Spanish language is required for this position
  • Skill in the use of personal computer including Microsoft Office Suite.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer  Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/7h42ndc

Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce To Support First Startup Weekend Event In Spanish In The U.S.

Nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Santa Maria is part of a Central Coast hotbed of rising entrepreneurial activity. Set to take place on August 1st – 3rd, Startup Weekend Santa Maria is aimed at accelerating entrepreneurship in an arena where Hispanics account for 70% of the population.

Offering a dynamic runway for launching new ideas, Startup Weekend Santa Maria brings a robust mix of mentorship, idea generation, unmatched networking, team building, and startup community energy. “Startup Weekend is a legitimate resource for people with ideas and we are delighted to help make this event a reality providing a solid launch pad for entrepreneurship to the local Hispanic business community,” stated Sandra Valdez, Co-Organizer and local business leader.

“The Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce is honored to become part of the first Startup Weekend event in Spanish in the U.S. and excited to support Jose Huitron, Advisory Board member of the HISCEC, with this great initiative.” said Tayde Aburto. “It’s very important to provide access to valuable resources in Spanish to entrepreneurs and business owners interested in growing their businesses. We need to make sure that they have access to everything they need to succeed in the marketplace.”

“This ‘No talk. All action.’ event stands as a true landmark in enhancing the economic vitality of our city and region.”, said Jose Huitron, Co-Organizer and Central Coast Chapter Director of the Latino Startup Alliance. “We are beyond excited to address a growing demand for startup fuel and help share the unmatched excitement of Startup Weekend by hosting an event in Spanish that will foster tangible outcomes and continued momentum.”

Startup Weekend Santa Maria en Español will take place at MIYB Spaces, the newest cowering facility on the Central Coast.

ABOUT HISPANIC CHAMBER OF E-COMMERCE

The Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce is a benefit corporation using the power of business for social good. The organization combines the values of a non-profit with the flexibility and innovation of a tech startup. Our mission is to promote the use of the Internet as a business tool to help family owned businesses to become more competitive and to get Hispanic-owned businesses online.

ABOUT STARTUP WEEKEND

Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers, and other enthusiasts throughout the globe. They gather to to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.

 

JOB ALERT: Account Supervisor, Multicultural Practice, DeVries NYC

Position Posted on April 30, 2014

DeVries Global’s New York office is seeking an Account Supervisor for the Multicultural Practice.  This New York-based Account Supervisor will manage teams, client and multicultural work across the agency’s beauty and consumer clients. The individual selected for the role will serve as a primary account contact for each of his or her clients, closely managing both clients and team members across accounts. The ideal candidate must have experience in the US Hispanic market, be fully bilingual, and is skilled at providing strategic counsel to clients, proactively identifying new client opportunities, managing client expectations, deep understanding of traditional and social media activities, and effectively delegating projects. The candidate that will thrive in this role is a creative problem solver, superb project manager and has excellent organizational skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications

§  Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years related professional PR experience (preferably in the agency environment), specifically within the U.S. Hispanic market

§  Fully bilingual in English and Spanish, with knowledge of the U.S. Hispanic consumer market/media landscape

§  Effective oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish

§  Experience working on or managing beauty brands is desired

§  Ability to manage, motivate and mentor a team

§  Experience successfully managing clients on a day-to-day basis

§  Superb attention to detail

§  Social media savvy

§  Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time

Responsibilities

§  Drive day-to-day client relations and serve as a primary client counselor

§  Executive positioning/multicultural thought leadership

§  Bilingual message development across ethnic audiences

§  Serve as primary project manager for planning and execution of major client events

§  Bilingual content development (press materials, FAQs, bylined articles, social content and blogs, etc.)

§  Cross-company integration on Total Market campaigns

§  Manage reactive communications

§  Project management including, but not limited to, campaign execution, budgeting and team bandwidth

§  Manage/mentor/oversee the work of junior team members

About DeVries Global

DeVries Global, headquartered in New York City, is an international public relations micro-network with offices in Beijing, Singapore, Guangzhou, Shanghai and London that builds upon the company’s longstanding heritage of excellence in consumer PR.

A thoroughly modern communications agency, DeVries just happens to have been around for three decades. The agency has a deep focus on upping the ante in the social space and bringing together different expertise to drive campaigns that go beyond brand advocacy to mobilize consumers. Through a globally-integrated creative services team, a holistic international alliance with sister members of the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) and a focus on cross-world staff pollination, DeVries Global aims to transform intercontinental collaboration to create a seamless existence between global brands and consumers

Interested candidates can email their resumes to:

Danielle DeFabbio (ddefabbio@devriesglobal.com)
or
Lissette Rodriguez (lrodriguez@devriesglobal.com)

JOB ALERT: Kent State University School Journalism and Mass Communication—Assistant Professor in Public Relations/Advertising

The following employment opportunity was posted on Friday, February 7, 2014
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The Kent State University School Journalism and Mass Communication seeks a faculty member to help lead our graduate and undergraduate Public Relations and Advertising programs. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field by August 2014.

We are seeking dynamic, engaged candidates with both academic and professional credentials, ready to teach the theory and practice of public relations, advertising, and integrated marketing communications. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and/or professional experience focuses on topics relating to social media and digital communications, including an emphasis on diverse audiences.

In addition to teaching, a successful candidate will be expected to actively mentor graduate students at both the masters and doctoral levels. Preference will be given to those with expertise in quantitative research. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining an active research and publishing agenda.

In just the past year, students in our ACEJMC-accredited school have won national awards across all of our majors, including second place nationally in the Bateman Case Study Competition (public relations), a top-five finish in the student Effie awards (advertising), a top-ten finish in the Hearst Competition (journalism), and numerous awards at the Broadcast Education Association Media Arts Festival (digital media production). We are in the midst of a substantial fundraising push, including the creation of twelve new Promising Scholar Awards to attract top students to JMC. Our graduate program has grown exponentially, with over 300 students now earning master’s degrees either face-to-face or online as well as the College of Communication and Information’s interdisciplinary doctoral program.

Kent State University is an EEO/AA employer and actively encourages applications from minorities and women. The school is interested in candidates who are committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Candidates are invited to visit our web site for more information about Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication at http://www.kent.edu/jmc.

Questitons may be directed to Danielle Sarver Coombs, Undergraduate Coordinator and Search Committee Chair. Visit http://jobs.kent.edu (position number 997005) to submit an application. Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2014, will continue until the position is filled.

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RockOrange Recruits Top Multicultural and Digital Marketing Influencers

New Hires With Backgrounds at Disney and Omnicom Strengthen Agency’s Multicultural and Digital Practices

Burgeoning public relations and marketing firm RockOrange has added two top influencers to its growing team of RockStars, a move that bolsters the agency’s capabilities to provide multicultural and digital marketing services.

Mari Santana has joined RockOrange as the agency’s vice president of multicultural marketing and brand development, and Sergio Claudio joins the agency as vice president of digital innovation and strategy.

“Mari and Sergio have a proven track record in their respective fields and their addition to the team will further drive momentum for our multicultural and digital practices,” said Miguel Piedra, principal and managing partner of RockOrange. “They are joining a growing team that is driven to deliver exceptional work for our clients. We are thrilled to have their expertise and leadership.”

One of People en Español’s “25 Most Powerful Women for 2012,” Santana comes to RockOrange after more than 15 years working with Disney Destinations and Parks & Resorts. At Disney, she launched theme parks, a cruise line, shopping and entertainment centers, national tours and dozens of attractions, generating unprecedented coverage from the nation’s top media outlets.

An award-winning public relations veteran, her career also includes work in broadcast journalism, with eight years in the general market at WPIX New York, and almost 10 years at WNJU-TV Telemundo New York, where she anchored news, produced television specials and news series, which garnered her numerous awards and an Emmy nomination.

Claudio comes to RockOrange with an extensive 13-year career of building integrated campaigns for some of the top brands around the world. His previous work has generated more than $500 million for global clients.

Most recently, Claudio served as interactive creative director for Omnicom Group’s Zimmerman Advertising, leading the creation and execution of web, mobile and social experiences for more than 20 brands, including White Castle, Party City, Carfax, Toys ‘R Us, Pep Boys and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He brings RockOrange valuable expertise in user experience, web design and digital marketing to create impactful experiences that engage millions of users around the world.

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JOB ALERT: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks Director Audience Engagement, Princeton, New Jersey

The following employment opportunity was posted on Friday, January 10, 2014

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The RobertWood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks a seasoned, innovative campaign builder to serve as a key architect for the Foundation’s new communications efforts to engage new audiences in a movement to build a national culture of health. To foster this culture, RWJF is creating tools to help people understand both personal and community health data and strategies they can use to move from education to action and strive to create a society in which everyone can lead healthy lives. The director will be a strategic advisor to the communications and program teams to unify and amplify the voice of the Foundation and propel a national movement. The director will work strategically to define, segment, and target new audiences; develop targeted messages and platforms; and coordinate the Foundation’s efforts to engage people and build support at the community level.

This position provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively to help define and reach new audiences for the Foundation’s work, develop consistent and targeted core messages and outreach platforms, and conceive of and implement strategies to change the way the public thinks about health and wellness. In defining and implementing this new strategy, the director will serve as a leader and partner in developing engagement efforts critical to the movement’s success.

The ideal candidate is a creative, strategic, and innovative thinker with a demonstrated track record of developing targeted campaigns that reach niche markets. S/he will possess superior collaboration capabilities and the aptitude to work across content, delivery platform and program teams to execute plans and maximize results. S/he will be have highly developed interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to work in a complex team matrix environment. A collegial, collaborative and accessible leadership style is a prerequisite, as is the creativity, energy and political savvy needed to introduce and champion new ideas.

For a detailed position description, please visit: http://nonprofitprofessionals.com/searches/RWJF-AE.pdf

Additional information about Robert Wood Johnson Foundation may be found at: www.rwjf.org.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has retained Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group to assist in this recruitment; vice president, Tracy Welsh and managing associate, Tahsin Alam are leading the search. Applications, including a cover letter, describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history and where you learned of the position should be sent to: rwjf-ae@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite internal sorting and reviewing processes, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

GE Hispanic Forum Launches Pilot Internship Referral Program for Hispanic Students

GE’s Hispanic Affinity Group, the GE Hispanic Forum (HF), today announced an agreement with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to launch a pilot internship referral program for Hispanic students. The program will pair selected students to GE  internships in their current field of study, offer leadership training and expose them to role models working in the science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and finance fields.

The HF hopes that the pilot program will help better prepare Hispanic students for successful careers in STEM and finance and possibly help GE identify future talent for the company or one of its leadership programs.

Seven internship positions have been identified for students in GE’s energy, health care, oil and gas and capital divisions. The program will begin in 2014.

“Encouraging young Hispanics to develop a deeper interest in the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, and preparing them for great careers are the primary goal of the new program,” said Beto Casellas, National co-chair of GE’s Hispanic Forum and vice president and general manager for GE Capital Retail Finance. “With Hispanics underrepresented in STEM fields, the GE Hispanic Forum has also developed the new educational training program to share our passion for these careers to help cultivate lasting interest in STEM careers among Hispanics across the country.”

Interested students can request more information about the program through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ website at www.hacu.net. Candidates are reviewed and selected by GE Hispanic Forum members.

“Engaging Hispanic students early in STEM careers will deepen their understanding of the opportunities and expectations in various STEM fields and provide hands-on experience to make them more career ready,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D. “We are delighted to work with GE on this program and believe it will help encourage the next generation of young Hispanics to pursue careers in STEM.”

The GE Hispanic Forum was established in 1996 as an employee-based affinity group created to attract, retain and develop Hispanic talent within GE. GEHF currently has more than 3,500 members in the U.S. and globally who work to engage and support Hispanic communities around the country.

Source GE

 

JOB ALERT: BerlinRosen Public Affairs Seeks Vice President

BerlinRosen, a leading national strategic communications firm, is seeking a Vice President to help our New York economic development and issue advocacy clients meet a wide range of campaign and communications goals in a challenging media environment.

The position is ideal for candidates with 6+ years of relevant experience in strategic communications. Excellent writing skills are a must.  The position is based in New York.

This position provides candidates with a unique opportunity to join a talented and growing team working on some of the most high-profile economic development projects of our time. BerlinRosen’s current and recent clients include Two Trees Management, the United Nations Development Corporation, the 92nd Street Y and the Brooklyn Public Library.

Job responsibilities will include:

– Overall strategy and planning for client accounts, with supervision, as part of a larger team
– Overseeing development of strategy documents, communications plans, with supervision/assistance of senior staff
– Writing messaging documents
– Pitching key national and local reporters
– Managing multiple client accounts and multiple staff
– Maintaining reporter relationships
– Actively supporting business development
– Editing and conceptualizing press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, talking points, editorial board memos, and other communications documents
– Proactively proposing creative ideas for helping clients achieve their goals
– Providing advice on creative, effective social media strategies

Applicants should possess:

– 3+ years demonstrated staff management experience working in a team to meet group objectives
– Demonstrated relationships with New York reporters at top-tier outlets
– Demonstrated issue experience in real estate or land use
– Excellent news and political savvy; deep knowledge of the New York media
– Ability to handle multiple assignments
– Ability to work quickly and meet deadlines
– Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with varying levels of staff, clients, the media and others
– Experience leading communications/media campaigns around policy or political issues
– Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
– Bachelor’s degree or experience in a communications-related field
– Familiarity with social media
– Familiarity with and interest in local, state, and national politics and a commitment and passion for progressive politics
– A sense of humor!

Salary: Very competitive

Benefits: 401K, Bonuses, Dental, Vision, Health

Women, people of color and people with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.

Opportunities for advancement exist, and BerlinRosen is committed to helping staff develop and grow.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to jobs@berlinrosen.com with Vice President –NYPA in the subject line.

JOB ALERT: Senior Corporate Communications Administrator, Honda

[This job was posted on 10/15/2013]

Honda North America is seeking a communications professional to work within Honda’s communications team to strengthen the company’s overall image through quality corporate communications that bring value to a broad consumer audience, key influencers and stakeholders, and to our associates (employees). The Senior Corporate Communications Administrator communicates Honda’s brand pillars, with an emphasis on the environment and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, helping to promote Honda’s image as a company that society wants to exist.

Honda is looking for a highly motivated communicator with a proven record of conceiving  creative ideas and implementing strategic programs reaching key audiences. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong writing and project management skills, and an ability to turn complex topics into simple, compelling stories using video, infographics, and other emerging forms of digital communications.

The Senior Corporate Communications Administrator conducts media relations and engages audiences through social media channels, oversees corporate digital communications, and produces video content in support of Honda’s brand image. The Specialist develops content for and administers Honda’s CSR Web site, and leads communications for Honda Battle of the Bands, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, as well as the American Honda Foundation and other philanthropic activities. This position works closely with Honda’s Corporate Communications Division in Ohio and Detroit.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct media relations promoting key brand themes
  • Create press releases and pitches
  • Develop relationships with key journalists, bloggers,  and other key influencers, with an emphasis on environment and CSR media
  • Develop and manage social media content
  • Identify compelling company stories and produce short videos, infographics, and other digital content that highlight Honda’s environment and CSR initiatives
  • Manage Honda CSR Website; produce or secure weekly content; develop editorial calendar
  • Serve as information liaison to corporate communications units in Ohio and Detroit
  • Support maintenance of corporate news on corporate.honda.com and hondanews.com

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of Corporate Communications or PR agency experience
  • Strong proficiency in social media strategy, tactics, and tools
  • Knowledge of digital communications and website administration
  • Experience with video storytelling and/or infographics development
  • Superb and demonstrable written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work quickly, under pressure, under tight deadlines
  • Experience in business and working inside a large corporate organization
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, especially PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel

 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package:

• Medical/dental/vision plan

• 401(k)

• Flexible start times

• Educational assistance program

• Motorcycle and ATV safety training

• Paid time off for community service

• Attractive vehicle lease/purchase program

 

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our career site at www.corporate.honda.com/careers and apply for immediate consideration. Ref # AHM000197

EEO/AA

 

JOB ALERT: National Audubon Society in NYC Seeks Media Relations Manager

The following employment opportunity was posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Position Title:   Media Relations Manager

Overview:

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique (more…)

JOB ALERT: National Communications Director for Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

This Job Alert was published on September 22, 2013.

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ID: 2013-1655

Job Location: US-DC-Washington

Posted Date: 8/2/2013

Overview:

SEIU

National Communications Director    

Washington, D.C.             

 

Purpose:

Oversees and directs all aspects of SEIU’s integrated communications and new media operation to support the union’s priorities, to involve members and the public in achieving those goals, and to lift up the voices of SEIU members and leaders on the front lines of ending the crisis for all working people and fighting for a fair and just society.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed.  Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

 

Program Development and Management

 

  • Oversees and directs work to develop SEIU’s brand, public messaging, and implementation of public messages through earned and paid media, social media, allies, and public forums.

 

  • Oversees work of the department’s senior management team to lead all communications work for divisions, national media, politics, government affairs, member engagement, creative services, and other campaigns.

 

  • Advises SEIU President and officers on the development and implementation of internal and external messages.  Works with the International Executive Board and other elected leaders to implement internal and external messages.

 

  • Oversees the work of all staff to ensure high quality standards, best practices, and consistency of message throughout the International Union and affiliates.

 

Administrative Management

 

  • Oversees the work of the Managing Director and the senior management team, and directs all administrative management functions of the department, including budget management.

 

  • Working with senior management team, oversees all personnel actions and the work of hiring managers, related to recruitment, hiring, retention and staff development and firing.

 

  • Works with other senior SEIU staff to manage the union’s internal and external programs and administration.

 

  • performs other duties as needed in support of SEIU’s goals and mission.

 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Ten or more years of experience in communications or related work, including at least seven years managing strategy, planning, and program development, or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

 

  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing big, high-performing and geographical dispersed teams within the contexts of large sized organizations
  • Experience developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as well as experience working with community allies.
  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of media relations and digital campaign strategies.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic and print media systems. Knowledge of advertising techniques and familiarity with all aspects of literature, audiovisual, and digital production process required.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
  •  Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills related to use of rapidly changing technology.
  •  Deep understanding of unions and other social justice organizations.

 

Qualities and Attributes:

·       A high level of judgment, ability to take initiative and work independently; ability to collaboratively work with elected SEIU leaders, SEIU members, and staff in complex and sometimes political situations.

·       A high level of curiosity about SEIU and social justice movements and passion for improving the lives of working people everywhere.

·       Commitment to promoting an ethical culture and leading by example — consistently modeling the vision and values of the union, including our leadership standards: shared unity of purpose, openness to questions and willingness to learn; acting with the courage of our convictions; working together with accountability; and commitment to inclusion.

·       Must be able to handle multiple, complex, “priority” projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines.

·       Ability to weigh a spectrum of viewpoints and interests, and synthesize into a sound, strategic plan of action.
Contacts

Must be able to represent the International Union with local leaders, members, staff, and outside organizations utilizing independent judgment and the highest level of professionalism.

Interfaces with the highest level organizational and external contacts, including:

·       SEIU officers, division leadership, International senior staff, project and program managers, local union officers and local senior staff.

·       External: news media, politicians, government officials, officers and staff of partners and allied organizations.

  • Vendors: consultants, pollsters, freelancers, video and multi-media producers, design and production companies and advertising agencies.  Ensures that sophisticated, ethical and financially sound choices are made about appropriate vendors and support services.

 

Direction and Decision Making

The National Communications Director reports to the Deputy to Executive Vice President and works with extreme independence.

 

Physical Requirements:

Work is generally performed in an office setting, but job may require work in the field or in other settings to perform the tasks required to complete assignments. Must be available for frequent travel with overnight stays.  Long and irregular hours will be required.

 

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/vckhkv6