Communications Manager


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

05/16/2018

Address

1730 M Street Northwest
Suite 1000
Washington
District of Columbia
20036
United States

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The League of Women Voters of the United States is seeking a Communications Manager to manage internal communication efforts. This position is a key member of the Communications team, reporting to the Communications & Digital Strategy Senior Director and working closely with staff and state leaders to build and implement our internal messaging. The person in this position will be responsible for day-to-day internal communications needs and developing a variety of communications materials to support the hundreds of state and local chapters of the organization. Responsibilities will also include contributing ideas for a campaign to leverage the organization's 100th anniversary in 2020. Candidates for this job will have strong writing skills, work well independently on deadlines and also think collaboratively in a team setting.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Responsible for daily implementation of internal communication throughout the League network

·        Work in collaboration with Communications team for overall strategy development

·        Ensure League initiatives are successfully communicated to volunteers and leaders

·        Draft communications tools and templates including: talking points, one-pagers, press releases, letters to the editor, sample social media posts, and email copy on key League impact issues

·        Coordinate messaging and internal communications in support of the League’s 100th Anniversary in 2020

·        Communicate between departments to maintain consistency of message and support the organization’s e-mail program

·        Track media coverage of state and local League chapters


QUALIFICATIONS:

·        4-6 years of communications experience, prefer non-profit and advocacy work or membership organization

·        Strong writing, editing and presentation skills

·        Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

·        Ability to be flexible, work under pressure, meet deadlines, and adapt to a fast pace and changing environment

·        Ability to work independently and manage individual projects, but also function well as a team player

·        Commitment to the League’s mission and a passion for voting rights


REQUIREMENTS:

·        Undergraduate degree

·        Background in strategic communications, particularly with national nonprofit, political and/or issue campaign experience desired

·        Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) / Office 365 experience preferred

·        Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred

·        Experience working with email software including Salsa Labs preferred

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, 2-3 writing samples and salary requirement to humanresources@lwv.org 


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