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Interim Communications Manager (5 week contract)

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NAMI Seattle
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Seattle, WA
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Published 8 days ago

About NAMI Seattle - National Alliance on Mental Illness

We’re a small yet impactful organization with a big mission: to address the unmet mental health needs within our community through support, referral, education, and outreach.

We are part of a national advocacy and support organization: The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI. Today, NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the nation.

Our peer-led presentations, classes and support groups bridge the gap when medical models fail to meet our needs. We have over 40 years of experience elevating stories of lived experience and shining a spotlight on the unique needs of people and families navigating their own mental health journey.


The Opportunity – Interim Communications Manager

We’re looking for a highly skilled professional to be our Interim Communications Manager and tell the story of NAMI Seattle to supporters, prospects, board, staff and volunteers. (This is a 5-week contract position to fill in for an employee on leave) Reporting to the Executive Director, the ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with brilliant presentation and organizational skills who is squarely on the path to being an anti-racist individual and is willing to work with the team, board and stakeholders in an equitable anti-racist manner.


Essential Functions


Communications, Outreach and Events

·      Represent NAMI Seattle at professional conferences and events.

·      Develop and strengthen relationships with local and regional press contacts, prepare detailed media reports, press releases, and marketing materials

·      Plan and manage the design, content, and production of all marketing materials.

·      With Executive Director, develop targeted communications and messaging for underserved communities

·      Promote special campaigns and ongoing fundraising efforts

·      Produce the agency newsletter and Annual Report with contributions from the Executive Director, Development Manager and Program Manager. Communications Manager is the lead on this initiative.

·      Continuously improve the communications infrastructure, including technology, staff training and organizational coordination.

·      Create engaging content.

·      Write and collect information to be disseminated on social media platforms.

·      Digital strategy: update NAMI Seattle Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and blog.

·      Publish a variety of digital content with a focus on producing engaging webpages that are visually appealing and provide an overall rich experience for donors and visitors. Manage all posting to ensure content is on-brand and search- and social-optimized.

·      Produce all email campaigns, soliciting content from internal sources, and manage review, testing, and sending.

·      Lead digital execution—across email, website, and social media—of fundraising and engagement campaigns throughout the year.

·      Own and execute social media strategy across channels as the primary drivers of NAMI Seattle’s messages, appeals, and website traffic—and critical platforms for building brand and issue awareness.

·      Develop and execute social media campaigns for key days, themes, and priority upcoming content.

·      Create content for social media accounts and post regularly on each account.

·      Manage social ad campaigns and other promotions; track and share results for continuous improvement to targeting and segments.

·      Promote new content, key pages, and calls-to-action across channels. Position content to target different segments and to fit the format and publishing requirements of each platform

·      Seek regular opportunities for Board and Executive Director to engage with major foundations, corporate donors, and other organizations on social media and curate up-to-date lists of key accounts.

·      Assist the Executive Director with Internal Communications, as necessary.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

·      Knowledge of and skills in using technology such as email service provider, web design and management software such as WordPress, general computer competence and Microsoft Suite savvy.

·      Proficiency in design software, such as Adobe Suite, Adobe Photoshop, In Design and Creative Cloud.

·      Excellent track record of influencing organizations through communications.

·      Event promotion

·      Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design & social media skills are essential

·      Solid knowledge & understanding of current trends in digital media/marketing. Proven experience creating targeted content is advantageous. Familiarity with analytics


Competencies

·      Energetic, enthusiastic, with demonstrated ability to inspire, engage, and motivate others.

·      Comfort with public speaking and representing NAMI Seattle in the media

·      Ability to convey appropriate messages in a meaningful and compelling way and represent NAMI Seattle through various forms of public engagement.

·      A sense of humor!

·      Initiative: self-directed and goal-oriented

·      Highly organized with a flair for improving systems and processes.

·      Flexible, adaptable, positive, and be willing to step outside the job description and pitch in when necessary for the fulfillment of NAMI Seattle's mission and strategic priorities.

·      Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups within and outside of the organization.

·      Ability to travel in-state and occasional out-of-state as necessary with some evening and weekend commitments.

·      Commitment to NAMI Seattle's mission and vision and familiarity with mental health and anti-stigma language.


Position type and expected hours of work

This is a 5-week contract position to fill in for an employee on leave. The Interim Communications Manager can work from home but will be expected to attend meetings 1 or 2x per week in-office.

Other travel will not be required during the contract period.

Compensation: $5,000 for the contract period

 

Required Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or relevant field (combined work experience will be considered)

• Managing staff and directing volunteers

• 3 to 5 years of previous paid or volunteer nonprofit communications experience which includes at least two of the following: fundraising strategy, major gifts, donor cultivation/stewardship, marketing or event coordination.


To apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@namiseattle.org with “Interim Communications Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position will be filled as soon as possible.

About NAMI Seattle - National Alliance on Mental Illness

We’re a small yet impactful organization with a big mission: to address the unmet mental health needs within our community through support, referral, education, and outreach.

We are part…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Type
    Temporary

Salary

$5,000 for 5-week contract period

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
802 NW 70th Street, Seattle, WA 98117, United States

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@namiseattle.org with “Interim Communications Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position will be filled as soon as possible.

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@namiseattle.org with “Interim Communications Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This…

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