NeighborWorks America: Working Together For Strong Communities
Purpose of Division:
The Public Relations division manages the corporation's internal and external communications, including but not limited to regular online and print content, email newsletters, videos, corporate reports (such as the annual report) and social media messaging. The division also provides graphic design support to other business units throughout the corporation, provides overall content management, brand management and enforcement, and website development. This involves establishing and implementing corporate-wide policies, strategies and guidelines, and coordinating audience and strategies that guide the corporation's communications activities. The Public Relations team also provides communications resources (speechwriting, talking points, media training) for corporate officers and thought leaders. In addition, the division coordinates the delivery of branding and communications best practices to NeighborWorks network organizations.
Close Date: Posting closes at 12:01am (EST) on the date listed below (the night before at 11:59pm EST).
Reporting to the Senior Vice President, the Director, Public Relations (Operations) assists the Senior Vice President in the development and implementation of the division's goals and strategies, content direction, budgeting and staff operations to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the division. The Director also assists the Senior Vice President in ensuring the quality and timeliness of the division's communications products and in coordinating communications with other divisions. It is expected the Director, Public Relations (Operations) will stay current with trends and topics in affordable housing and community development, nonprofit marketing, innovations in corporate communications, and relevant technologies.
Nature of Work Contacts:
NeighborWorks America staff, network member organizations, vendors and national partners.
Assisting SVP with budgetary oversight (particularly for special projects), budgetary planning/forecasting, and resource allocation approval up to preapproved limits.
Required Qualifications: (a) Education: A bachelor’s degree with a focus on communications, journalism, writing or a related field is required. Master’s degree a plus.(b) Experience: At least 10 years’ experience with a communications/public relations shop for a nonprofit or medium to large corporation. Journalism and writing experience are key, as is familiarity with maintaining and adhering to an organization’s stylebook (AP, Chicago, etc.). Must have at least 5-7 years of supervisory experience in a communications setting.
(c) Licenses, Certifications: None required.(d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: A strong knowledge and understanding of the use of communications (internal and external) in a larger setting. Must be able to manager multiple and overlapping projects and deadlines. Must be familiar with metrics and analytics. Highly effective writing and editing skills in various forms (e.g., corporate documents, online corporate presence, white papers, reports, speeches, talking points, articles, ). A grasp of basic design principles. Extensive and exceptional ability to plan, organize, and carry out complex projects. Marketing experience is a plus.
(e) NeighborWorks America Staff are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:
(f) Technology: Microsoft office suite, Adobe creative tools, Salesforce, media tracking, database management software, content management systems. Preferred Qualifications: Experience or knowledge of affordable housing/community revitalization issues is preferred but not required.Working Conditions: (a) Travel: up to 15%.(b) Physical/Sensory Demands: Fast paced working environment, extensive computer usage. Light lifting up to 25 lbs.Special Provisions: Occasional work outside of normal business hours, such as weekends and evenings may be required.
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