Communications Manager


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: DOE - Salary

Published:

04/09/2018

Application Deadline:

05/06/2018

Address

NA
Seattle
Washington
98104
United States

Description

About the Organization


The Seattle Public Library Foundation (SPLF) is an independent 501(c)(3) foundation with a mission to support and fund innovative programs at The Seattle Public Library (SPL) above and beyond what public support provides. Since 1980, SPLF has raised more than $150 million to help the Library expand its collection, offer innovative programs for people of all ages, and upgrade facilities. We are a small and nimble fundraising team that operates out of the beautiful Central Library in the heart of downtown Seattle. Thanks to outstanding board leadership and a committed community, SPLF is the largest public library foundation in the US based on assets under management.


Position Summary


The Communications Manager will help SPLF share its impact with a wide range of supporters. The Communications Manager will develop a content strategy, create stories, and work closely with the board and staff to deliver our message to targeted audiences. This position will work closely with Library program staff to identify and share compelling news with our supporters. This position will report to the Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Advancement and work closely with the entire Foundation team.


Major Responsibilities


  • Create and execute a communications plan encompassing all communications assets 
  • Work collaboratively with employees of SPL to identify and develop compelling content that reinforces why giving to the Foundation is a wise investment
  • Develop online communications, including social media posts, e-blasts, digital stories, etc. 
  • Create print publications, including case statements, annual reports, newsletters, etc. 
  • Manage the Foundation's website, as well as content featured on other sites that describes the Foundation's role in supporting the Library 
  • Facilitate content creation for internal and external stakeholders, including teammates, board members, donors, and partners 
  • Support in-house and external speaking engagements with presentation materials and speaking points; represent the Foundation at public events as needed 
  • Write press releases and conduct media outreach; coordinate outreach and messaging with SPL communications team 
  • Lead weekly staff production meetings, helping to coordinate external messaging and projects 
  • Manage the Foundation's brand and style guide to ensure cohesive messaging 
  • Manage communications assets, including stories, photographs, videos, graphics, etc.
  • Develop and manage communications budget 
  • Oversee vendor relationships, including web developers, graphic designers, printers, and promotional merchandise vendors 
  • Write grant reports and assist with writing grant proposals as needed


Qualifications


  • Bachelors degree in journalism, communications, marketing, or related field; masters-level degree preferred 
  • At least 5-7 years of experience developing communications materials 
  • Proven track record of developing and managing content (print, online, video) with delivery across multiple platforms 
  • Experienced writer/communicator with sharp attention to detail
  • Experience with web content management systems, such as Word Press, and ability to make simple HTML changes; experience managing a website transition preferred 
  • Experience managing email deployment systems, such as Luminate or Constant Contact 
  • Knowledge of donor-centered fundraising language and direct mail strategies 
  • Ability to provide artistic direction to designers/vendors; ability to create basic in-house design materials as needed using InDesign, Photoshop, etc. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 
  • Outstanding time and project management skills


Compensation and Benefits


The compensation and benefits offered by The Seattle Public Library Foundation reflect the value we place on attracting and retaining a talented team. Benefits include class-leading paid time off, outstanding employer-paid medical coverage with health savings account contribution, 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution and employee match, disability insurance, life insurance, employee assistance program, and fully-paid ORCA pass. All benefits subject to annual review.


EEO Statement


The Seattle Public Library Foundation is an equal opportunity employer with a strong organizational commitment to building a diverse workplace. 


To Apply


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history. If you have questions or need special accommodations to apply, contact 206.386.4130 or email foundation@supportspl.org. Early submissions encouraged; candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

Benefits

Benefits include class-leading paid time off, outstanding employer-paid medical coverage with health savings account contribution, 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution and employee match, disability insurance, life insurance, employee assistance program, and fully-paid ORCA pass.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


https://www.applicantpro.com/j/768878-236926  


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