American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters is seeking a full time Communications Coordinator to be part of a dynamic communications team positively focused on telling the ALA story of who we are, what we do and why it matters. The Communications Coordinator will provide communications/public relations, marketing, and web/graphic design support. The position will best suit a candidate with experience managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines, writing and editing various types of communications materials and operating mass email distribution programs. The Coordinator will also help craft consistent, compelling messages about the ALA as well as established programs and activities.
Plan, develop, implement and maintain quality control of print and electronic communication pieces. Draft, edit and post web content on the ALA website. Develop marketing email blasts for members.
Compile photos from Conventions and other ALA activities and maintain photo galleries.
Coordinate outreach strategy and posting to the organization’s social media profiles.
Coordinate internet and database research. Develop contact lists for media/marketing outreach.
Respond to inside and outside audiences about the ALA and its mission.
Coordinate relationships and promotional agreements with vendors, partners and others as assigned.
Work with staff to develop more efficient ways to market organization programs and constituent benefits.
Travel out-of-state several times per year (up to 10 days/trip) for meetings and conferences.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Communications or related area of study is required.
Minimum of 1-2 years of work experience in Communications is required.
Written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate thoughts clearly and simply. Must have a thorough knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreader’s marks, and AP style.
Proficiency in the use of personal computers and a variety of software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (e.g. Microsoft products) in a networked environment. Will utilize Mac-based Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator.
Experience working in a communications role for large annual meetings/conferences and/or events.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands, especially during peak periods.
Ability to maintain confidential information. Position requires poise, tact, and diplomacy.
Team player with ability to work in a small-staff setting and assist in all aspects of office and program activity. Key attributes include initiative, creativity, flexibility, integrity, diplomacy, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
Ability to comprehend ALA mission, policies and procedures and apply to relevant situations.
Preferred qualifications include strong digital photography skills, familiarity with content management systems and WordPress experience.
Preferred candidates will have non-profit work experience and will be an ALA member and/or veteran.
Credit Union Affiliation
401(k) Plan with Employer Contributions
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Flexible Work Schedule
PTO (Paid Time Off)