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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.
This position is responsible for aggressively and proactively working to raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association and its work in the local community through media relations and digital communications. Measurable outcomes for the position include earned media impressions and social media reach plus engagement. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, this position may require occasional travel throughout the Chapter territory.
- Increase positive awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association throughout the Greater Indiana Chapter
- Promote use of Association care and support services, participation in and fundraising for Chapter events, engagement with public policy efforts, and the acceleration of Alzheimer’s and dementia research
- Coordinate media relations activities through building relationships and engaging with media representatives for assigned outlets
- Develop content and stories that will resonate with local media and target audiences; write media materials
- Secure placement of stories in local media outlets
- Secure, prepare and train staff and volunteers to serve as media spokespeople and share personal stories
- Assist with monitoring and tracking earned media placements
- Manage the Chapter’s social media channels, including developing and placing content for organic reach, executing paid promotions and engagement with followers
- Develop content, write and execute electronic communications, including a national weekly e-news template and local e-mails to constituent audiences
- Update the Chapter’s web site through the content management system
- Ensure all communications are consistent with brand standards
- Collaborate with internal colleagues often to promote the work of the Chapter
- Engage volunteers, effectively assign and coordinate volunteer projects
- Conduct other external communications duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field
- At least two years of professional experience in communications and/or public relations
- Exceptional writing skills and storytelling ability
- Ability to anticipate and organize media opportunities and make timely, appropriate decisions
- Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
- High degree of integrity and desire to work collaboratively with a team
- Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
- Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written
- Ability and willingness to travel occasionally within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil the job goals.
- While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
- Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software and content management system
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2997