The following job was posted on February 5th 2009
Hispanic/Latino Communications Manager
At LIVESTRONG, we fight for the more than 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. There can be—and should be—life after cancer for more people. That’s why we kick in at the moment of diagnosis, giving people the resources and support they need to fight cancer head-on. We find innovative ways to raise awareness, fund research and end the stigma that many cancer survivors face. We connect people and communities to drive social change, and we call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. Anyone, anywhere can join our fight against cancer. Join us at LIVESTRONG.org.
The Hispanic/Latino Communications Manager will coordinate LIVESTRONG’s outreach to Hispanic/Latino press with the long-term goal of LIVESTRONG being the first place where Spanish-speaking cancer survivors and their loved ones access cancer-related information. The candidate selected will serve as LIVESTRONG’s primary Spanish-speaking representative and spokesperson. The position will also work closely with the LIVESTRONG Global Envoy program to recruit and retain prominent Hispanic/Latino Envoys. The position will align with local, national and international Hispanic/Latino groups to promote an organic spread of LIVESTRONG’s mission among Hispanic/Latinos.
Strong interest in supporting and contributing to the LIVESTRONG mission
5+ years experience in communications/public relations
Familiarity with Spanish-speaking media
Proven ability to craft outreach and awareness campaigns for Hispanic/Latino audiences
Proven experience with outreach and engagement of the Hispanic/Latino population
Proven experience in building relationships and working with either community-based, national or international organizations that serve the Hispanic/Latino population
Proven organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on deadline
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently
Proven excellence in interpersonal relationship skills, including outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment; managing congruent projects in a timely and efficient manner.
Ability to communicate effectively over the telephone, in writing, and in person to many levels of stakeholders.
Must be fluent in Spanish
Work with internal team and external advisors and consultants to craft and implement inter/national cancer awareness campaigns for Hispanic/Latino audiences
Represent LIVESTRONG to H/L media and audiences as spokesperson
Craft well-written communications pieces, such as op eds, that meaningfully and powerfully illustrate appropriate aspects of the LIVESTRONG mission
Pitch, monitor and collect stories related to LIVESTRONG’s strategic priorities around Hispanic/Latino outreach
Identify new and innovative vehicles to disseminate the LIVESTRONG message to the Hispanic/Latino target audience
Create new and innovative approaches to reach Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors
Support development of the LIVESTRONG Global Envoy program by identifying and recruiting potential H/L Envoy candidates, conducting outreach and regular relationship maintenance communication.
Research, recruit, and manage ongoing relationships with local partner organizations throughout the country
Work with the internal teams to engage Hispanic/Latinos with the LIVESTRONG mission and activities
Perform other related duties as necessary
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or Spanish
5+ years’ experience in campaigns, communications, public health communication, public relations or media
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships with diverse stakeholders
Fluency in Spanish
Strong interpersonal, analytical, technical, writing, and verbal skills
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
Ability to work well with limited supervision; independent problem-solving skills to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize appropriately
Position is full-time with complete benefits package.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; lift weight up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Please submit an online application and three writing samples available at https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=486793.