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Communications Manager III

Publicado por
Bonsai Leadership Group
|
Birmingham, AL
Nuevo
|
Publicado hace 18 días

Our client, Keecha Harris and Associates, Inc. (KHA) is a national consulting firm that leads organizational development, project management, and research and evaluation projects for publicly and privately funded efforts across a broad range of topics.

KHA’s work is grounded in equity and aims to assist philanthropic clients in developing strategies that prioritize grantmaking and investments in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPoC)-led organizations and communities.

Learn more about Keecha Harris & Associates at www.khandassociates.com.

The Opportunity

Under the leadership of the Director of Business Development & Strategy, the Communications Manager III develops, manages, implements, and evaluates communications and media strategies that advance and increase the visibility of KHA’s brand and drive business development. This role heavily emphasizes brand building and management, is responsible for developing and managing all communications plan activities, and building external relationships with the organization's constituencies, including clients and the media. The Communications Manager III will work as a part of a cross-functioning team. They will also manage a Communications Associate who handles internal communications within KHA around product development and client outreach. 

The Communications Manager is responsible for the following: 

COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA 

  • In collaboration with the Director of Business Development & Strategy, they develop focused external communication and media strategies that help drive KHA’s organizational strategy
  • Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the annual strategic communications plan across KHA’s audiences
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to understand projects and programs, high-impact initiatives, organizational changes, etc. and develop and execute external communications strategies to support those projects and programs
  • Research, write, and edit feature stories, blogs, announcements, emails, newsletters, brochures, social posts and presentations to support initiatives
  • Build a media network, navigate and respond nimbly and strategically to media inquiries to help shape stories and headlines
  • Identify, create, and execute upon strategic relationships to develop new lines of work around communications from philanthropy, businesses, governmental agencies, and other key stakeholders in alignment with KHA core values and program interests
  • Maintain accurate and current knowledge about policies, trends, systems, issues, movements, and other relevant data to assess the national landscape and identify key leverage points for KHA to position itself as a leader in its niche
  • Build a robust social media platform for KHA’s CEO to amplify KHA's strategic priorities and elevate their voice and thought leadership
  • Maintain the client-relations management system (CRM) in collaboration with other communications staff
  • Manage contract support and leadership for communications and media vendors
  • Be a leader, team player, and proactive professional who works and thinks strategically, while guiding the team at the tactical level to deliver high-value communications results
  • Leverage superlative organizational and project management skills; craft agile short-term and long-term action plans
  • Measure the effectiveness of communications strategies and approaches and regularly report results to organizational leadership and staff
  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times when dealing with sensitive and/or proprietary information

TEAM MANAGEMENT 

  • Manage a team of 1-2 direct reports, utilize management experience to evaluate the skill, experience and professional development needs of team
  • Develop and support growth plans for direct reports that identify and address skill gaps, train and mentor staff on an on-going basis
  • Ensure alignment and integration of team to support KHA’s communications and media needs

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or other related field and 5+ years relevant experience
  • Experience managing staff in remote work environments
  • Experience setting performance and professional development goals for staff and managing for results 
  • Proficiency in latest CRM applications 
  • Demonstrated experience developing, managing, implementing and evaluating communications and media strategies and measuring results
  • Experience writing, editing and proofreading messages for targeted audiences
  • Experience cultivating and managing client relationships and media relations networks 
  • Experience implementing and managing multiple complex projects
  • Demonstrated experience running successful social media platforms for one or more companies
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and self-motivated, willingness to take the initiative and overcome challenges
  • Proven ability to research, analyze, and consolidate complex content into cohesive, clear, and compelling messaging
  • Expert-level skills with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and various virtual meeting, video, social media, and presentation tools and technology
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or other related field and 7+ years relevant experience
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and abilities, particularly in the areas of emotional intelligence, conflict resolution and change management
  • Experience using Hubspot as a CRM tool
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strategic listening skills are necessary to effectively exercise tact, discretion, judgment, and diplomacy when interacting and/or negotiating with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience with and/or deep understanding of racial equity and social justice
  • Experience in measuring the effectiveness of communication strategies and approaches
  • Knowledge of external trends and environment that can be applied to advance KHA’s brand and communications/media strategies

Our client, Keecha Harris and Associates, Inc. (KHA) is a national consulting firm that leads organizational development, project management, and research and evaluation projects for publicly and privately funded efforts across a broad…

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  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Educación
    Licenciatura
  • Nivel de Experiencia
    Mando intermedio
Salario
USD $71.500 - USD $79.830
/ año

Ubicación

A distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en cualquier lugar en Estados Unidos
Ubicación Asociada
Birmingham, AL, USA

Cómo aplicar

Bonsai Leadership Group has been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role, please email Careers@BonsaiLeadershipGroup.com and include “Comms Manager” in the subject line.

All applications must include a letter of interest and a resume. This position is open until filled.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Applications will be screened against the criteria as listed in this profile. All nominations, inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Bonsai Leadership Group has been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role, please email Careers@BonsaiLeadershipGroup.com and include “Comms…

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