Job Description


The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We’re the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the estimated 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, we are the brains behind saving yours®. Many of us who work for the Alzheimer's Association have some connection with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. It's what drives us to make the extra effort in the daunting task of modifying a disease that currently has no cure. With 78 million baby boomers entering the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer’s, we need passionate, hardworking people committed to helping the Association meet the increasing demand for care and support and fund vital Alzheimer’s research.

Why join us? We have been recognized as a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times seven consecutive years.

The Communications Manager will work as a member of the communications team to develop and implement a well- coordinated, strategic communications plan to effectively tell the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter’s story. This position reports to the Vice President of Development and Communications.

? Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred or equivalent education and work experience
? 3 years successful/proven communication experience preferred
? Strong working knowledge of social, earned and paid communication
? Excellent written, verbal and electronic communication skills
? Relationships with local media
? Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
? Detailed oriented
? Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
? Knowledge of customer relationship management database is helpful


? Actively work to ensure effective integration of communications with Chapter and National priorities
? Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences
? Develop and execute plan for advertising based on Chapter needs and in accordance with National communications plan
? Manage the creation, production and distribution of print publications such as brochures, newsletters, annual reports and ad
? Respond to the communications needs of each department to maintain Chapter-wide continuity
? Maintain consistent messaging and branding in accordance with National Alzheimer’s Association standards
? Manage content of external communications of press releases, letters to the editor, and op eds
? Communicate effectively both in person and remotely
? Maintain and schedule social media to promote the Chapter’s best interests
? Track and manage media impressions as stipulated by National Home Office
? Implement and execute e-communications plan for the Chapter including programs and special events
? Maintain local content for Alzheimer’s Association website
? Assist the Vice President of Development and Communication as needed
? Normal to fast paced office environment
? High volume of computer work
? Work may be stressful at times
? Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
? Requires additional hours surrounding events
? Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties
? Ability to work independently
? High volume of public contact
? High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
? Ability to lift, carry and transport materials up to 30 lbs
? Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
? Ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams
? Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
? Commitment to a professional code of ethics
? Ability to operate designated equipment


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