Job Opening: Communications Manager – Washington, DC

Job Summary

The Communications Manager will work within the Branding, Marketing and Communications department managing large bodies of work and developing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating media outreach efforts and providing media outreach support.
  • Developing and managing digital campaigns.
  • Preparing event briefing document.
  • Developing and pitching stories for earned media and facilitating media interviews.
  • Developing and implementing local market strategies.
  • Drafting and distributing talking points, media advisories, press kits, press releases, and post releases.
  • Developing toolkits.
  • Conducting research as needed.
  • Establishing relationships with national, regional, and local media, member HBCUs, stakeholders and partners.
  • Planning and Staffing UNCF events both in-person and virtual.
  • Developing content for website, social media, newsletters, e-marketing campaigns, presentations.
  • Serving as a thought leader around local UNCF markets and internal divisions.
  • Managing key partnerships.

Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a collaborative individual with 10-15 years of experience working in the fields of marketing, advertising, event planning and strategic communications. Familiar with higher education and the HBCU experience is a plus. Additionally, the candidate should also have the following qualifications:

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage own time effectively
  • Strong oral, written and storytelling communications skills
  • Strategic thinking skills, with the ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to manage and execute highly complex or specialized projects or processes
  • Strategic planning, campaign development and management experience
  • Digital marketing experience
  • Previous experience as a communications manager for a similar organization would be a strong advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant master’s degree, or related discipline from four-year college or university

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