Job Opening: Communications Manager – Washington, DC
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