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National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP)
This is a Virtual Volunteer Opportunity
Position Title: Director of Communications
Reports to: Executive Vice President
Open Position/s: 1
The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) is seeking a qualified person for the position of Director of Communications (DOC). The successful applicant is experienced and a self starter who will be responsible for professional media relations, public information activities, and internal communications. DOC will report to Executive Vice President.
Reviews all marketing materials to ensure accuracy, compliance with NAAHP policies and appropriate tone, style, spelling, punctuation, grammar and overall alignment with project request and business needs.
Collaborates with graphics and advertising teams to ensure appropriate copy/graphic alignment and that marketing materials are on strategy, effective and consistent with branding.
Serves as trusted adviser to executive leadership by providing ongoing internal communications counsel and support, including messaging, announcements, speech writing and presentation materials that communicate value proposition
Coordinates annual update of materials to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
Leads the communications team to provide clarity of roles and responsibilities as well as professional development opportunities.
Researching and responding to inquiries from the media
Manages and executes all internal and external communication.
Advises the Executive Management Team on media strategy.
Advises Executive Team members on sensitive matters that require public disclosure and discussion.
Attends all Executive meetings to remain current on issues and decisions.
Oversees budgeting for the Communications Department.
Manages and develops procedures and plans related to public information initiatives.
Identifies opportunities to respond or advance organizational messages
Maintains organizational communications calendar
Generates well written web content on a regular basis
Leads and supports the implementation of new communications initiatives
Performs additional tasks as assigned to support the effective operation of the organization
Four (4) years previous experience in Public Relations, Journalism, and/or marketing, preferably with Non-profit organizations
Two (2) years in a management or leadership role
Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating communication plans and materials
Must demonstrate strength in meeting deadlines and working in a consulting capacity with all levels of management
Strong writing and proofreading skills
Creative thinking and problem solving skills
Highly organized with ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once
Comfortable with working in a virtual environment
Ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content
Must be comfortable working within a startup environment subject to ambiguity and change