Manager of Communications
Job Title: Manager of Communications
Location: Dayton, OH or Toledo, OH
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)
Reports To: Director of Communications
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers 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 eleven years in a row.
The Alzheimer’s Association in Ohio is looking for a Manager of Communications who is a strong creative communications/media relations professional and social media strategist who can grow concern and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association
This position, which will support the Dayton and Toledo Ohio markets with proactive media engagement, creates and executes integrated public relations and marketing strategies that merge the best of social, digital and earned media efforts to promote and elevate the Alzheimer’s Association as the leading voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The Manager of Communications also has statewide responsibility for social media strategy in Ohio. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, strategic thinker and superb writer who can effectively create and drive content to multiple platforms while juggling multiple priorities.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Grow concern and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association in the communities assigned through earned media impressions.
- Effectively create and drive content to multiple platforms while juggling multiple priorities.
- Ability to grow existing media relationships and develop new ones that result in earned media placements
- Design and implement social media strategies on social media accounts across Ohio that expand audience and brand awareness according to clearly defined performance metrics
- Work with the Senior Director of Communications to develop and execute an Ohio communications strategy
- Set clear goals, organize projects and develop work processes
- Be a contributing member of the Region 10 MarCom Team and develop processes for the members to work together to benefit the region
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field.
- Minimum 3 years of progressive, professional experience working in communications and/or public relations. 5 years preferred.
- Minimum 3 years of progressive, professional experience working with web-based and social media communications.
- Previous experience working with media preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated media relations experience and an understanding of key differences between print and digital media.
- Ability to ideate, develop and pitch stories to media sources
- Effective relationship-building skills to engage media professionals to increase concern and awareness
- Ability to assess and understand outcomes to guide social media strategy and content
- Ability to analyze data and trends to identify new opportunities to grow audience and engagement
- Exceptional written communication skills with keen attention to details, spelling, grammar to ensure accuracy of stories in line with Association brand guidelines
- Ability to think creatively, problem-solve, and organize to tell stories in new and engaging ways
- Ability to think strategically, analyze opportunities, and demonstrate understanding of earned media
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job
- Must possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, proof of insurance, and good driving record
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.