907.276.5707 Admin@akexec.com

Communications Director

Location: Anchorage, AK
Date Posted: 10-31-2018
General Purpose: 
The communications director is responsible for all communications functions including public relations, advertising and marketing to: 
In collaboration with the President and CEO, this important member of the team will be tasked with core processes responsibilities including: • The development, allocation and day to day oversight of the communications, PR and marketing annual budget • Creative direction of marketing, PR and advertising campaigns • Overseeing advertising, public relations and marketing contracts including managing agency budgets and relationships • Lead design, branding, advertising and content development for the organization's two major annual reports and luncheons. • Oversite of and coordination with communications coordinator • Maintenance of website including regularly posting updates and working with contractors to improve functionality and efficiency • Monitoring, developing and maintaining social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and new applications as they become available • Editing and proofing correspondence before public dissemination • Physical production and design of reports, newsletters, event materials and all collateral • Works with President & CEO to book appropriate speaking engagements • Works with President & CEO and other staff to develop talking points and presentation for public presentations and speaking engagements • Work with Development Director to execute annual and special events and coordinated marketing campaigns 
Educational and Work Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or a related field preferred.   Minimum of two or more years work experience in the communications, PR and/or marketing position.  Previous experience in a leadership position in these professions a plus. Experience leading and directing staff  
Job Requirements and Key Skills: Applicant must possess excellent organizational skills, time management skills, oral communication, writing and design skills. Entrepreneurial initiative and project management skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat.   Proficiency in Prezi, experience with website content management system WordPress or similar and experience with email marketing system MailChimp, Constant Contact or similar. Ability to effectively lead and direct staff. 
Other Requirements:   Valid Driver’s License If chosen to be interviewed, must be able to provide (3) three writing samples and (3) production examples from past work experiences related to position being applied for. Must be capable of lifting 50 pounds without assistance. Must be able to pass a background check.  
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