The Associate Director of External Relations will be responsible for hiring, directing, supervising, promoting, rewarding, transferring, disciplining, suspending, laying off, discharging and recalling the Public Information Specialist, the DC Media Associate and the Program Specialist as well as addressing and responding to their grievances. They will also be responsible for managing the communication interns and directing all communication activities performed by the IRP Administrative Assistant.
- Supervise communication and media staff as outlined above.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with external individuals and agencies with whom this part of CWS works and intends to work with in the future.
- In conjunction with CWS Director for Marketing and Communications, develop effective, engaging and cohesive media outreach strategies that increases support and awareness of the Immigration and Refugee Program and promotes “1 CWS.”
- Manage the efforts of CWS resettlement sites to establish better visibility in their communities and broader.
- Monitor the implementation of the overall media strategy at the local and national levels.
- Collaborate with the RSC/Africa Public Information Manager on- protocols and methodologies for consistent and effective communication and information sharing.
- Serve as a member of the IRP Leadership Team.
- In conjunction with AD Resource Generation execute agency’s fundraising strategies and campaigns.
- Lead IRP strategic planning efforts in relation to communications and social media.
- Supervise agency’s focused efforts to understand and engage key audiences to create, strengthen, or preserve conditions favorable for the advancement of CWS mission, policies, and objectives through the use of coordinated programs, plans, themes, messages, and products.
- Work with the Associate for Immigration and Refugee Policy on coordinating the public outreach and advocacy work of the Immigration and Refugee program.
- Direct and oversee all aspects of the IRP media campaigns dealing with immigration and refugee issues, including those for World Refugee Day, the annual NY fundraising event and other opportunities;
- Ensure implementation of a consistent messaging strategy that is reflected across all product and service programs, as well as internal marketing programs.
- Act as corporate spokesperson when required.
- Identify and build relationships with media editors, reporters, producers, bloggers and tech analysts.
- Bachelors degree (masters degree preferred) in communications, media, international affairs or other relevant areas. Minimum of 5 years experience directly managing and supervising staff
- 7 years of experience in marketing, communications, public or client relations.
- Experience supervising, leading and mentoring department staff, distributing work assignments,establishing priorities, monitoring performance, addressing grievances and resolving problems.
- Experience managing media campaigns.
- Strong understanding and knowledge of the internet, social media, database, internet applications, media monitoring and measurement tools.
- Extensive experience with web technologies, including podcasts, blogs, etc.
- Excellent social networking skills.
- Video, film and TV experience a plus.
- Skilled at planning, executing and managing multiple projects.
- Excellent research, organizational, interpersonal, writing and verbal communication skills with particular attention to detail.
- Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs.
- Quick thinker with ability to adapt to changing situations.
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