Communications Manager – Radnor, PA

Company: AFTD is a fast-growing, national 501 (c) 3 nonprofit based in the Main Line town of Radnor, in the Philadelphia area. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by FTD—the most prevalent form of dementia for people under 60 in the United States—and to drive research to a cure. We work every day to: promote and fund research; provide education and support to persons with an FTD disorder, their families and caregivers; educate physicians and health professionals about FTD; and advocate for research and appropriate, affordable services. AFTD has a growing presence in Washington D.C., and national/international reach.

Job Title: Communications Manager
Location: Radnor, PA
Posted: Sept. 11, 2015
Job Description: Under the guidance of the Development & Communications Director, the Communications Manager will develop and implement marketing strategies, communications materials, and public relations activities, resulting in high levels of visibility, increasing FTD awareness and positive recognition for the organization. S/he will craft unique but aligned messages to various segments of our audience (patients, families, donors, researchers, clinicians, industry) and ensure appropriate and effective delivery to each. The Communications Manager will work collaboratively with program staff, Board members and volunteers to advance AFTD’s mission.

Key Responsibilities:

-Collaborate with the Director to build relationships with local, national, and industry media sources.
-Maintain responsibility for all AFTD print and electronic publications.
-Determine content, write features and play an editorial role in refining them.
-Manage and maintain robust, interactive AFTD websites.
-Manage, calendar, and track the results of all email communications.
-Coordinate with staff to strengthen the organization’s social media presence.
-Organize and serve as technical host for webinars.
-Manage branding and coordinate/support development and implementation of materials and services.

Key Requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or marketing.
-Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
-5 or more years of experience managing communications/marketing/PR activities.
-Experience with health, science, or other complex communications a plus.
-Demonstrated ability to collaborate on multiple concurrent projects.
-Proficiency in web communications and MS Office suite.
-Design and photo-editing software skills a plus.

Salary/Job Requirements: Position is full-time; salary will be commensurate with experience. The position offers health benefits and a retirement savings plan (with employer match).
How to Apply: Please email resume with a cover letter and your salary history/requirements to: jobs@theaftd.org and reference Communications Manager in the email subject line. No phone calls.

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