Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 01-Nov-2017 to 01-Dec-2017
  • - American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • commensurate with experience
  • Full Time
  • outstanding benefits

For nearly a century, the American Legion Auxiliary has been serving, helping, and meeting the needs of our nation's veterans, military, and their families'both here and abroad.  As the  world's largest women's patriotic service organization, the American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters is seeking Communications Coordinator who is part of a dynamic communications team positively focused on helping the American Legion Auxiliary work the mission.

Organization Overview
The ALA National headquarters staff helps support the world's largest women's patriotic service organization of 800,000 members serving veterans, their families and their communities. 

Position Duties
• Compile photos from Conventions and other ALA activities and maintain photo galleries
• 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
• Coordinate outreach strategy and posting to the organization's social media profiles
• Coordinate internet and database research; Develop contact lists for media/marketing outreach
• May travel to out-of-state meetings such as National Convention, ALA Girls Nation, Washington DC Conference and other similar meetings and conferences.  May be required to be gone as long as 14 days at a time
• Respond to inside and outside audiences about the ALA and its mission
• Coordinate relationships and promotional agreements with vendors, partners, others as assigned
• Work with staff to develop more efficient ways to market organization programs and constituent benefits
• Perform other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications
• Successful 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
• Ability to comprehend ALA mission, policies and procedures and apply to relevant situations
• Ability to work with others in a small-staff setting and must be team-oriented. Display a positive attitude, and be willing to assist in all aspects of office and program activity.  Key attributes are initiative, creativity, flexibility, integrity, diplomacy, resourcefulness, and attention to detail
• Strong digital photography skills preferred
• Experience working in a communications role for large annual meetings/conferences and/or events
• Familiarity with content management systems is helpful or willingness to learn
• 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 also utilize Mac-based Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator
• WordPress experience is helpful or willingness to learn
• Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.  Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands especially during peak periods

Education Requirements:

1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Communications or related area of study is required

2. Minimum of 1-2 years' of work experience in Communications is required

3. Preferred experience:
a. Non-profit work experience
b. ALA member, eligible for membership and/or veteran

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