Development, implementation and evaluation of the annual communications plan. Work in collaboration with LASA staff to ensure integrity of the organization’s brand and communications plan
Improving the organization’s ability to achieve its mission through effective communications, marketing and outreach
Supervising the development, planning and production of all online publications (LARR, Forum, LARC, etc.) and social media publishing
Taking lead responsibility for smooth functioning and updating of LASA’s primary website. Lead the generation of online content that engages LASA’s stakeholders and audiences
Directing the creation and production of a monthly or weekly e-newsletter. Supports the development and distribution of multiple other electronic communications developed by other staff members
Be a visionary leader on using affordable technologies to work smarter and expand our communication outreach to members and outside stakeholders
Act as the internal point person for all media/press relations
Craft press releases and other outreach or public relations tools (e.g. blogs, brochures, letters, scripts, etc.) on a wide array of LASA priorities and positions as needed
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with LASA’s members, institutional partners, media partners and other outside groups.
Establish and manage vendor relationships to ensure fiscal integrity and high quality results
Energetic self-starter results oriented and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment
Ability to multi-task and work independently and efficiently under deadline
Ability to work in a small team
Masters degree in communications, journalism or a relevant field
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
10+ years of experience in association or nonprofit management with at least 5 years of experience in association membership communications and marketing
Exceptional organizational, verbal, written, interpersonal communication, and management skills
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Experience with social media is a must
Strong track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications environment
Leadership qualities that display optimism and inspire trust and respect. The candidate must be able to provide vision, inspiration and hands-on support to all staff members.
Self-starter with proven organizational and time management skills
Must be able to generate big ideas while minding the small details
Excellent attention to detail and follow-through in a fast-paced environment
Comfortable with the hands-on nature of a small team; willing to do what is necessary to advance our goals.
Spanish and English proficient. Portuguese desired.
This position operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing may be required
This would require the ability to reach, grasp, and handle objects, lift files, open filing cabines and bend or stand as necessary.
Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
This position involves airline travel or other travel
Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history to email@example.com Be sure to note the job title in the email subject line. The application closing date is June 23, 2017. We cannot respond to all applications and unsolicited phone calls or emails will not be returned.