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Communications Manager

Job Summary:

Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) Fraternity is currently seeking a Communications Manager who is responsible for the communication functions, projects and duties of the National Fraternity as directed by the Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, creating and managing AGR’s communications program, publications and communications channels, including its branding efforts. This position will coordinate with AGR staff, volunteers and vendors.

Type & Term of Position:

Permanent, full-time staff position employed by Chief Executive Officer with approval by the Grand President and based in AGR’s Home Office in Kansas City, Missouri

Travel:

Position requires travel on an occasional basis, approximately 10%.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Develop, implement and evaluate the annual communications program based on the Fraternity’s strategic priorities, promise and values; track the status of projects to ensure deadlines and budgets are met.
  2. Perform duties for the Chief Executive Officer as they relate to various types of communications. Maintain knowledge of AGR activities and make communications recommendations.
  3. Guide AGR’s re-branding efforts; follow established brand guidelines in all communications. Provide updated guidelines, recruitment and informational materials for AGR chapters.
  4. Develop, write and edit high-quality communications, including website and social media marketing copy, presentations, e-newsletters, brochures, signage, news releases and other internal and external communications materials. Perform the design, layout and production for some communication materials.
  5. Lead the planning, production and distribution of the Fraternity’s publications including the biannual Sickle & Sheaf and the annual Growth Report for the Educational Foundation. Seek story ideas and photos, research, write and edit articles, coordinate design and layout and manage vendors.
  6. Manage AGR’s digital presence for its website and social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat. Develop content, blogs, graphics and video assets for use on the website and social channels. Monitor Alpha Gamma Rho’s online presence and evaluate digital analytics to shape future communications.
  7. Assist with email marketing and communications, including fundraising for the Educational Foundation and AGR events, such as Leadership Seminars, Advisor Forums and the biennial National Convention.
  8. Assist with AGR events, special projects and fundraising campaigns. Coordinate the development of promotional materials and presentations.
  9. Responsible for planning, compiling, writing, editing, producing and distributing the S&S E-brief to membership.
  10. Coordinates the implementation and production of AGRconnect, the online education portal, working with developers to resolve issues as needed.
  11. Recruit and manage AGR’s communications intern, including providing direction and assignments.
  12. Develop and maintain relationships with volunteers, agencies, consultants and other external vendors on communications projects.
  13. All other duties assigned.

Relationships:

  • Reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Works with Chief Executive Officer, other staff members, national boards, volunteers and vendors

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years of experience in communications, ag communications, public relations or related field, or a combination of robust undergraduate/internship experience
  • Ag background preferred but not required
  • Knowledge or experience of Greek system a plus
  • Experience working with design and video software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Acrobat Pro, as well as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills, including knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience working with social media platforms and online sites, including WordPress or similar CMS platforms

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to Becky Haley (becky@alphagammarho.org).

Association Manager

OMNI has been retained by Look East in their search and selection for an Association Manager to be based in Gladstone, MO. Look East is a full-service public relations agency dedicated to growing consumer trust in the food and agriculture industry. With offices in Gladstone, MO and Des Moines, IA, Look East is made up of passionate individuals with diverse communication expertise.

The Association Manager will be responsible for coordinating day to day operations of an association as well as managing member and contractor relationships and association programs and projects.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director, the ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills. Additionally, this individual must be able to manage multiple projects at a time. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Monitors Look East's resources allocated to Association Management to align with contract parameters
• Collaborates with project managers to develop budgets and serves as board liaison for project/program management
• Coordinates contracts and agreements for the association, including Intellectual Property matters
• Oversees maintenance of association website and contents
• Develops and maintains relationships with assigned member organizations through calls and visits
• Develops and maintains relationships with program partners and sponsors to maximize the effectiveness of program/projects
• Coordinates member servicing and member retention activities
• Serves as liaison to international affiliate organizations
• Partners with Executive Director to coordinate all aspects of Board of Directors activities
• Writes and edits reports, proposals, and general business correspondence

Position Qualifications
• 7+ years of progressive and directly relatable experience in association management
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study
• Demonstrated effective writing, speaking and presentation skills
• Ability to travel as needed (up to 33% of time), frequency determined by client work
• Intermediate MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

PREFERRED
• Educational background and/or previous work experience in Business, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or relatable field
• Previous work experience in corporate communications, communications agency setting, working with agriculture, commodities, or consumer products

Work with a team that works hard, has fun and enjoys the challenges each project brings. Look East believes work-life balance is important for you to thrive on the job and in life. Flexible office hours allow you to work with a schedule that suits you. In addition to a competitive salary, benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, employee-owners set goals each year and are eligible to participate in an annual incentive bonus. We also offer a top-notch 401(k), tuition reimbursement and opportunities for professional development.

We appreciate your suggestions or referrals to professionals who may have an interest in this outstanding opportunity. Formal interest accepted through the Association Manager posting link or direct all inquiries to:

OMNI Human Resource Management
Olivia Fitts, Search Consultant
ofitts@omnihrm.com
913-653-8074

OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Marketing and Operations Manager

The Society for Scholarly Publishing seeks an experienced, self-motivated, and detail-oriented individual to manage SSP’s marketing/communications and the day-to-day administrative activities of the society.

Position Overview

The Marketing and Operations Manager works collaboratively with the SSP staff, board of directors, partners, and volunteers to manage the day-to-day activities of the society and develop and distribute communications and promotions using a multi-channel communication approach. This position provides administrative support and oversight for SSP programs, governance structure, technology solutions, and accounting functions, as well as develops content, coordinates, formulates, and implements comprehensive marketing campaigns and communications to align with member interests, using primarily digital media channels. SSP communicates regularly about its events, programs/services, member benefits, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, and society business and news.

SSP is a virtual organization with no brick and mortar headquarters, so this position will telecommute from anywhere in the U.S. and work virtually with other SSP staff and contractors. Applicants must be able to maintain a safe, separate workspace in which they can complete their work that is free from distraction and limits accessibly by non-employees, and live in an area where they can obtain reliable internet service.  This is a full-time staff position including benefits and a stipend for internet and telephone services.

NOTE: Due to the unique combination of skills required for this position, SSP will also consider two part-time contractors as an alternative. Please indicate in your letter of interest if you are interested in both the marketing and administrative aspects of the position as described in the Key Responsibilities below on a full-time basis, or one or the other on a part-time contractor basis (without benefits).

Send resume and letter of interest to mdolechek@sspnet.org. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received before December 18, 2018. The salary range for this position is $35,000 - $45,000, depending on previous history and experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, and a flexible work schedule.

Qualifications and Professional Qualities

Communication: Strong communication skills with proficiency in developing written communications for a variety of audiences and verbal communications within groups.

Technology: Proficiency in the use of personal computers and application software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent applications) as well as web-based desktop and mobile app technology including social media platforms, content management systems, and email distribution systems.

Planning and project management: Successful track record of directing multiple projects/tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; strong organizational skills to handle multiple overlapping activities; attention to detail.

Marketing Strategy: Knowledge of mainstream and emerging marketing strategies and tactics; ability to analyze and interpret data; familiarity with emerging and traditional marketing channel distribution.

Relationship management: Effectiveness at group/team leadership; collaborative, solution-oriented team leader and colleague; exceptional interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization, builds positive strategic relationships with key individuals and groups; ability to effectively work with and through volunteers and committees to accomplish SSP’s projects and goals.

Financial management: Understands basic financial statements and accounting procedures; practical experience in budgeting; ability to manage effectively within available resource allocations.

Self-directed: Able to work independently, from home or location of choice; self-starter that can prioritize tasks and manage his/her time efficiently and effectively to meet deadlines.

Education/experience: Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in marketing and administration/ operations is preferred.

Travel: Willingness to travel occasionally on behalf of SSP to attend Board Meetings and/or the SSP Annual Meeting.

Key Responsibilities

MARKETING RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintain an annual calendar/schedule of marketing activities.
  2. Collaborate with the Executive Director to review SSP’s overall marketing strategy.
  3. Prepare (develop/source content and format) and distribute weekly eNews Digest.
  4. Prepare (develop/source content and format) and distribute emails using Informz/Higher Logic
  5. Write and distribute press releases and news articles for the SSP website.
  6. Post announcements and upcoming events in C3 (Higher Logic).
  7. Review and update printed materials; coordinate with freelance designer and printer for production.
  8. Oversee development of the printed Annual Meeting materials including the onsite program, preliminary program, save the date postcard, and pocket program; coordinate with freelance designer and printer for production.
  9. Develop copy and visual concepts for event postcards (when needed); coordinate with freelance designer and printer for production.
  10. Develop and post communications on appropriate social media channels.
  11. Review and update content on website annually to ensure content is accurate and up-to-date.
  12. Review and update automated member retention email campaign copy annually.
  13. Develop copy and visual concepts for print ads, online banner ads, and house ads; coordinate with freelance designer.
  14. Coordinate with media partners for file delivery of advertising artwork.
  15. Ensure Media Sponsors receive defined benefits.
  16. Orientate Marketing and Communications Committee chairs annually regarding process, timelines, and resources; attend monthly committee meeting.
  17. Provide guidance to the Marketing and Communications Committee on content development, news, and social media dissemination; proofread/edit volunteer developed communications.
  18. Research and recommend tools and innovations to streamline processes or enhance the communication experience; assist with implementation if adopted.

OPERATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Support SSP’s Governance by making arrangements for board meetings, soliciting reports from staff and committees, preparing reports on SSP programs, recording minutes, ordering appreciation gifts; maintaining the SSP Organizational Guide, and facilitating bylaw revisions.
  2. Support SSP’s committees and task forces through regular communication and correspondence, reporting, orientation, and assisting with maintaining online tools used by volunteers.
  3. Support the Nominating and Awards Committee by scheduling meetings and providing reports as requested; preparing the ballot, managing the election, and preparing and securing awards as directed.
  4. Provide general administrative tasks including updating and managing the annual operating plan, managing communication for SSP programs, document and maintain processes and procedures, maintain records and files, archive marketing materials, and develop and distribute surveys.
  5. Obtain bids or prepare RFPs for programs and projects and contract for goods and services, as directed.
  6. Manage third-party vendors and accounts for online services; oversee association insurance policies.
  7. Assist with preparations, registration, onsite attendee communication, and other tasks as needed at the Annual Meeting.
  8. Prepare/post monthly and/or quarterly administrative reports for the Board.
  9. Assist Treasurer in preparing financial reports for presentation at Board and Finance Committee meetings; assist with budget development and year-end projections.
  10. Maintain the content of the SSP website including developing, approving and posting functions; summarize and distribute website and social media use statistics and other analytics.
  11. Interact with the web hosting service and web developer to oversee hosting, maintenance, and development of the website; receive, handle, and reply to email concerning error messages on the website; provide input for website development on new features/technology.
  12. Provide administrative support of Higher Logic; moderate (approve/reject) posts coming into the Member Exchange and Industry Announcements and Events communities; provide periodic data and file clean up.

About Society for Scholarly Publishing

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing — including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints. Learn more at www.sspnet.org.

Wellington

Senior Association Manager

The Sr. Association Manager plays an integral role in the day-to-day management and operations of Wellington’s association clients.  The ideal candidate is autonomous, dependable, drives projects forward with minimal guidance and thrives in fast-paced environments where working on multiple complex projects at one time is the norm.

The Sr. Association Manager is second in command under the Executive Director and will be involved in all areas necessary to successfully run business operations.  They will collaborate on strategic planning, marketing, membership development, committee relations, partner management, financial management, conference oversight and revenue generation.  They should possess strong organizational skills as they will be responsible for creating project plans based on client objectives and then working closely with team members to ensure on-time and accurate completion of deadlines and deliverables. They must be able to think through situations in a deductive nature, direct others in a precise manner to reach the end goal and ensure outstanding service.

Level of experience:

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study. 4+ years experience in project management (two of which should be in association-related work).

Expectations:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of specific client’s brands, marketing strategies, and goals in order to translate them into actionable management plans
  • Schedule and lead meetings with the assigned Wellington account team to approve and monitor program specifications, timelines, budget parameters, program profitability, efficiency, and ensure consistent service level standards
  • Develop and manage overall financial plan to meet revenue/fundraising goals
  • Propose improvements to processes and offer cost containment ideas
  • Integrate conference budget into association budget
  • Monitor compliance with association contracts and negotiate renewals
  • Implement new programs and benefits to meet the evolving needs of members
  • Collaborate with team members in the following areas, as needed: membership, exhibitor/sponsorship sales, speaker management, marketing/promotion materials and event management
  • Organize and actively participate in client, committee, vendor and partner calls
  • Develop vendor partnerships and adeptly control contract negotiations
  • Experienced in association management software (or willingness to learn)
  • Travel approximately 25 percent of the year – long days/light lifting.
  • Energetically represent, craft and implement the Wellington brand
  • Take active role in company staff and account management meetings

Characteristics:

  • Keen understanding of association operations and management
  • Innate curiosity about the association industry and able to adopt new ideas
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and turn projects around quickly and hold team members accountable for the same
  • Ability to work with many different personalities and styles of work
  • Accurate, persuasive and thorough in all communication
  • Self-starter and solid work ethic
  • Inherently positive and approachable
  • Resourceful and collaborative

ABOUT OUR COMPANY - WELLINGTON

Wellington produces extraordinary conferences, meetings, special events, incentive programs, prize programs, gifts, giveaways and marketing campaigns for a wide array of organizations – curating many of the world’s leading brands. Our high-energy people love what they do. We thrive on delivering signature experiences that motivate and impress. By design, every detail of every event helps clients make a positive connection with their audience. It’s who we are and what we do. Thus, any new team member must share our passion and commitment and be able to recognize and embrace the “Wellington Experience.”

Wellington Awards/Recognition

  • Top 25 Under 25 in 2012
  • WBE Certified Company
  • Ingram’s Fastest Growing Companies 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Women Who Mean Business Award Winning Company in 2014
  • 2018 Top 10 Finalist – Kansas City Small Business of the Year

Applicants may apply online at http://www.wellingtonexperience.com/careers/.

Wellington

Association Executive Director

The Executive Director is the driving force behind the overall strategy and relationships of Wellington’s association clients.  They are responsible for ensuring each organization is successfully run within their established guidelines. The ideal candidate is an expert in associations, a strategic thinker, and able to sustain and grow relationships throughout the association and non-profit industry.

The Executive Director will spend extensive time with each association and their respective boards to thoroughly understand each group’s objectives and goals.  They will provide industry expertise, guidance and make recommendations with customized strategic plans. They will serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors, executive committee and other groups as necessary. Staying up to date on industry trends and developing member needs is crucial for the Executive Director.

Candidates should have extensive association experience in order to be adept at operating within the association’s policies and missions as well as overarching laws and regulations. The role will require oversight of 2-4 associations annually.

Level of experience:

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study. 8+ years experience in association or non-profit work.

Expectations:

  • Develop successful relationships with multiple high-value clients
  • Actively pursue new client relationships and lead in-person sales presentations to prospective clients
  • Advise clients, boards and other groups and act as a consistent resource; address needs promptly and appropriately
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of specific client’s brands, marketing strategies, and goals in order to build strategic plans
  • Organize and run client, committee, board and partner calls
  • Develop partnerships with industry affiliates
  • Oversee collaboration meetings with the assigned Wellington account team to approve program specifications, timelines, budget parameters, program profitability and efficiency
  • Effectively deliver new, creative ideas on a consistent basis
  • Experienced in association management software (MyCadmium, Memberclicks, project management software, etc.)
  • Energetically represent, craft and implement the Wellington brand
  • Take active role in company staff and account management meetings
  • Travel approximately 25 percent of the year – long days/light lifting

Characteristics:

  • Keen understanding of association strategy and operations
  • Visionary and strategic
  • Innate curiosity about the association industry and emerging trends
  • Adept at establishing relationships quickly and growing them over time
  • Accurate and persuasive in all communication
  • Well-versed in industry terminology and well-spoken in high level discussions
  • Solid work ethic
  • Ability to work with many different personalities and styles of work
  • Inherently positive and approachable
  • Resourceful and collaborative

ABOUT OUR COMPANY - WELLINGTON

Wellington produces extraordinary conferences, meetings, special events, incentive programs, prize programs, gifts, giveaways and marketing campaigns for a wide array of organizations – curating many of the world’s leading brands. Our high-energy people love what they do. We thrive on delivering signature experiences that motivate and impress. By design, every detail of every event helps clients make a positive connection with their audience. It’s who we are and what we do. Thus, any new team member must share our passion and commitment and be able to recognize and embrace the “Wellington Experience.”

Awards/Recognition

  • Top 25 Under 25 in 2012
  • WBE Certified Company
  • Ingram’s Fastest Growing Companies 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Women Who Mean Business Award Winning Company in 2014
  • 2018 Top 10 Finalist – Kansas City Small Business of the Year

Applicants may apply online at http://www.wellingtonexperience.com/careers/.

Wellington

Association Programming & Speaker Manager

The Committee & Speaker Manager plays an integral role in the implementation of programming for Wellington’s association clients. The ideal candidate is skilled in translating objectives into actionable plans, highly organized, and thrives in fast-paced environments where working on multiple complex projects at one time is the norm.

This manager will support the strategic direction and then coordinate execution of training and professional development activities for members. In order to do so, they must establish strong relationships with organization committees and maintain ongoing communications to identify needs and areas of improvement.  They will ensure the society’s program activities are collaborating with other organizations and consistent with relevant procedures.

Level of experience:

A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field of study. 4+ years experience in project management (two of which should be in association-related work).

Expectations:

Programming Management:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of group’s programming goals in order to translate them into actionable plans and lead execution against those plans
  • Schedule and lead committee meetings to provide status reports and make recommendations
  • Develop and manage a project plan and budget to support the overall programming plan
  • Collaborate with conference planning team members to ensure content is aligned with overall programming plan
  • Ensure that programming plan satisfies the requirements for continuing education units (CEUs) whenever possible

Speaker Management:

  • Manage call-for-presentation process, including website set-up, speaker selection/communication, and documentation organization
  • Act as liaison between speakers and committees
  • Arrange logistical needs for speakers to present at group’s events
  • Experienced in association management software (or willingness to learn)
  • Energetically represent, craft and implement the Wellington brand
  • Take active role in company staff and account management meetings
  • Travel approximately 25 percent of the year – long days/light lifting

Characteristics:

  • Understanding of programming for associations
  • Innate curiosity of the industry
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and turn projects around quickly
  • Ability to work with many different personalities and styles of work
  • Accurate and thorough in all communication
  • Highly detailed and organized
  • High level of customer service
  • Self-starter and solid work ethic
  • Inherently positive and approachable
  • Resourceful and collaborative

ABOUT OUR COMPANY - WELLINGTON

Wellington produces extraordinary conferences, meetings, special events, incentive programs, prize programs, gifts, giveaways and marketing campaigns for a wide array of organizations – curating many of the world’s leading brands. Our high-energy people love what they do. We thrive on delivering signature experiences that motivate and impress. By design, every detail of every event helps clients make a positive connection with their audience. It’s who we are and what we do. Thus, any new team member must share our passion and commitment and be able to recognize and embrace the “Wellington Experience.”

Wellington Awards/Recognition

  • Top 25 Under 25 in 2012
  • WBE Certified Company
  • Ingram’s Fastest Growing Companies 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Women Who Mean Business Award Winning Company in 2014
  • 2018 Top 10 Finalist – Kansas City Small Business of the Year

Applicants may apply online at http://www.wellingtonexperience.com/careers/.

Wellington

Association Coordinator

The Association Coordinator plays an integral role in the day-to-day running of Wellington’s association organizations. They will be responsible for the overall management of each association’s membership group and the corresponding registration needs. The ideal candidate is personable, highly detailed, task-oriented and thrives in fast-paced environments where working on multiple complex projects at one time is the norm.

The Association Coordinator will focus their efforts on data management, various methods of member communication and administrative duties such as meeting scheduling and reporting, mailings, industry research and asset organization. They will work to put processes into place, increase efficiencies and offer suggestions to better the overall management of the association. Tasks, deadlines and constant communication are intertwined in daily activities.

Level of experience:

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study. 1-3 years experience in administrative support role. Previous experience with professional societies and/or associations a plus.

Expectations:

  • Stay up-to-date on association industry trends
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of specific client’s brands
  • Execute general administrative support tasks on daily basis
  • Receive incoming mail, execute outgoing mailings
  • Input website content and keep up to date
  • Ongoing data management (entry, report creation, analysis)
  • Maintain member databases, files and prospect lists
  • Coordinate dues billing and follow up with members as appropriate
  • Assist in various facets of meeting planning including online and onsite registration
  • Provide support to committees, including notices, scheduling, and minutes
  • Draft, edit, and proof a variety of association documents
  • Partner with team members to maintain and increase membership
  • Travel approximately 10 percent of the year – long days/light lifting
  • Act as point of contact for member needs via email and phone
  • Energetically represent the Wellington brand
  • Take active role in company and team meetings

Characteristics:

  • Keen understanding of (or willingness to learn) association operations
  • Innate curiosity about the association industry
  • Excellent computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Proficient (or willingness to learn) membership database platforms such as MemberClicks
  • Highly detailed and organized
  • High level of customer service
  • Accurate and thorough in all communication
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and turn projects around quickly
  • Self-starter and solid work ethic
  • Ability to work with many different personalities and styles of work
  • Inherently positive and approachable
  • Resourceful and collaborative

ABOUT OUR COMPANY - WELLINGTON

Wellington produces extraordinary conferences, meetings, special events, incentive programs, prize programs, gifts, giveaways and marketing campaigns for a wide array of organizations – curating many of the world’s leading brands. Our high-energy people love what they do. We thrive on delivering signature experiences that motivate and impress. By design, every detail of every event helps clients make a positive connection with their audience. It’s who we are and what we do. Thus, any new team member must share our passion and commitment and be able to recognize and embrace the “Wellington Experience.”

Awards/Recognition

  • Top 25 Under 25 in 2012
  • WBE Certified Company
  • Ingram’s Fastest Growing Companies 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Women Who Mean Business Award Winning Company in 2014
  • 2018 Top 10 Finalist – Kansas City Small Business of the Year

Applicants may apply online at http://www.wellingtonexperience.com/careers/.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Director of Marketing
Position Description

SSH Director of Marketing

The Director of Manager leads the overall marketing strategy, planning and execution for the Society for Simulation in Heatlhcare, a 501c3 non-profit membership association of 4,000+ healthcare simulation professionals. This position requires an association or non-profit broad marketing background combined with a high degree of organization, an ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and meet tight deadlines, with proven skills in project management, strong writing and editing, analytical skills and sound judgment. Candidate must be able to work collaboratively with members, partners and colleagues holding a wide variety of positions within SSH.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Website

  • Serve as primary staff contact with the content management of www.ssih.org
  • Oversee timely development of content.
  • Work closely with Web/Database Coordinator and outside web developer to make updates/enhancements to the site.
  • Lead marketing and partnership efforts of the site to drive traffic and viewership.

 Email Messaging/Marketing

  • In coordination with appropriate staff and volunteers, develop targeted e-blasts for membership, exhibit, meeting and partnership messaging.
  • Develop and implement appropriate strategy for targeted organizational messaging to members.

Media and Public Relations

Advance the public profile of the SSH through earned media and external public relations experts to foster proactive opportunities for media coverage that highlight the activities or accomplishments of SSH and its members.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with key members of the media.
  • Act as a media point of contact for SSH for all media requests, press releases, and arrangement of interviews year-round and at the Annual Meeting.

Social Media

  • Serve as primary staff contact for SSH’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, working closely with Media and Communications Committee leadership.

Other

  • Assist with development of Annual Meeting (IMSH) promotions, announcements, and other communications.
  • Work with outside graphic designer on updates/revisions to graphics and brochures as necessary.
  • Provide additional staff support at the Annual Meeting
  • Provide staff support to committees/other staff as projects warrant.
  • Must have the physical stamina to work long hours at meetings, with some light lifting occasionally required.
  • Must have ability to work independently and in cross-functional team settings with colleagues and volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in marketing, journalism, public relations, or a related field required.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a marketing, communications or public relations role. Experience with a nonprofit, medical organization and/or membership association a plus.
  • Comprehensive marketing skill set including both traditional and new media, in particular the use of social media and emerging technologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal marketing skills, to include strong copywriting and proofreading abilities.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and editing tools.
  • Experience with email message and social media systems required (e.g, Constant Contact).
  • Video editing/development experience a plus.

SSH offers a virtual work environment and a strong benefits package to include health, dental and vision insurance plus life insurance and disability insurance coverage for the employee. SSH also offers paid vacation and sick leave and a 401k retirement program. The position requires travel, including 8 nights travel to the SSH Annual Meeting each January/February.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U. S. on an unrestricted basis.

To express your interest in the position, send your cover letter and resume by e-mail to khelm@ssih.org

We thank all respondents for their interest in SSH. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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