We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with the disease, their care givers, and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last ten years in a row.
The Communications Manager will be responsible for providing public relations, media relations, graphic design, website management and event materials expertise for the Chapter. Additionally, the position will implement the Chapter’s Communications program with an emphasis on increasing concern and awareness. The Communications Manager works directly with staff in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo on Chapter communications needs.
This position is based in the Santa Barbara Office.
Develop Chapter communications plans, ensuring Association branding guidelines are followed across all departments.
Establish and maintain media relationships in order to raise visibility of the Alzheimer’s Association’s initiatives.
Develop, write, edit, pitch and distribute communications materials and graphics, including feature stories, press releases, media advisories, newsletters, advertisements, flyers, brochures, annual reports, e-news, calendar releases, op-eds and letters to the editor.
Coordinate media interviews and appearances.
Develop strategy and oversee social media across all platforms and for all events, programs and services.
Maintain website content with information that is clear, accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date.
Produce communication and marketing pieces, including video/film to support major events and awareness.
Recruit, cultivate, support and manage communications volunteer relationships to advance the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.
Manage outside vendor and contractor relationships.
A Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, public relations or a related field
A minimum of three years of experience in communications, journalism or public relations
Experience in web design/editing and using desktop publishing software including Adobe Creative Suite
Experience with nonprofit event marketing and outreach preferred
Knowledge of public relations and communication principles and practices
Ability to multitask and handle changing priorities in a fast paced environment, including the ability to demonstrate attention to detail and exhibit solid project management skills
Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly in large and small groups
Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts, including the ability to develop strong relationships in the community
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and demonstrate a dedication to inclusion
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Internet, social media platforms and other work-related software
Ability to use creativity, imagination and innovation in developing and executing messaging and approaches to maximizing reach and visibility
Ability to travel throughout Chapter territory
Must have access to a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof insurance
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs