Job Description

General Summary
Works in concert with the Director of Communications to implement the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter’s external and digital communications plan. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications the Communications Specialist is the managing editor of the chapter’s electronic newsletter and executes the chapter’s social media strategy. The incumbent acts as an advocate for the New York City chapter and helps to maintain the Alzheimer’s Association’s positive public image.

 


Essential Job Functions

 
     
  • Executes chapter’s social media strategy, working in concert with the communications director 25%
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  • Acts as managing editor for the chapter’s weekly e-newsletter. Develops, pitches and writes all content 20%
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  • Assists with drafting and/or proof reading content for print and/or electronic external communications, including social media copy, press releases, media advisories and other content 10%
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  • Create basic graphics and videos for use on social media and the chapter’s website 10%
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  • Maintains the chapter’s website 10%
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  • Coordinates logistics for press events, compiles media kits, research information for press releases and media statements 5%
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  • Monitor, analyze and report on digital and traditional media coverage 5%
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  • Responsible for supporting production activities with graphic designers, printers and other 5%
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  • Supports the management of special events; serve as liaison with external contacts and volunteers; coordinate and/or provide information and materials 5%Serves as department liaison to volunteers and interns 5%

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Minimum Requirements

 
     
  • Has excellent writing skills. Proficient in A.P style
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  • Has basic social media and e-publishing photography skills
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  • Stays abreast of cutting edge social media practices and mediums
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  • Knowledge in and/or commitment to learn web content management systems and other electronic communication mediums
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  • Proven ability to multi-task, manage time and meet deadlines; maintain organization and efficient processes; detail-oriented. Strong organizational skills a must!
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  • Proven ability to work well individually and within a department structure
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  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
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  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, non-profit management or a related field

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Working Conditions

 
     
  • Normal office environment
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  • High volume of public contact and interaction with high profile individuals and media contacts
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  • Travel by car to attend meetings within the chapter territory and by air to attend other meetings
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  • Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight deadlines
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  • Evening and weekend work possible

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Time Allocation

 
     
  • 50% external - Communicates with constituents, media, and with collaborating organizations on behalf of the department. - Operates the chapter’s social media platforms
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  • 50% internal - Providing internal service support to projects and initiatives - Administrative, reports, tracking and planning

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Physical and Mental Requirements

 
     
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations
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  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams
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  • Positive attitude
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  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
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  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities
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  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences
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  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions
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  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
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  • Demonstrated ability to operate designated office equipment
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