Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.
The Communications Manager will be responsible for executing and assisting with the development of internal and external public relations and marketing strategies to effectively deliver the Alzheimer’s Association messaging in Oklahoma.
This position will report to the Director of Communications and is based in Oklahoma City, OK.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist with media relations for Association, build and maintain media relationships, coordinate media interviews and pitch stories.
- Develop, write, and edit communications materials including press releases, media advisories, feature stories, flyers, brochures, E-news articles, op-eds, letters to the editor, and website content.
- Design, develop and implement communications and public relations to build awareness of the organization’s mission, programs and achievements across the Chapter territory.
- Write and contribute content for chapter social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Create graphics for use on social media, design flyers, programs and other external communications pieces
- Manage marketing and planning of events around Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month
- Elevate chapter’s Public Policy initiatives by collaborating on communications and collateral for State Advocacy Day and other Public Policy initiatives
- Manage and track paid and donated media impressions, and monitor social media analytics
- Manage determined projects with volunteers
- Participate in all-staff, team, and other internal meetings as requested
- Attend chapter events and outside networking opportunities in the community that raise awareness
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications or public relations and/or 3-5 years of experience in public relations, communications & marketing
- Proven success in building and maintaining key relationships and meeting strategic goals
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Excellent written and presentation skills; enjoys public speaking
- Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
- Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and insurance