March 10, 2021

Communications Associate

DEPARTMENT: Meetings and Communications

REPORTS TO: Director, Communications and Marketing

RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports the Meetings and Communications team and all CADCA teams in areas of communications, public relations, social media, digital content creation, project management and logistics.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Contribute to communications strategies including content development and development of strategic priorities
  • Plan, film, edit and publish CADCA videos related to events, trainings and coalition work
  • Create and manage digital content for multiple social media channels
  • Develop strategies/campaigns to organically increase social media followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Assist CADCA teams with all communications projects, writing and editing
  • Manage media list development and media pitches for CADCA events and initiatives
  • Lead on content development, publication and marketing of CADCA's weekly e-newsletter
  • Develop, edit and publish collateral materials for CADCA signature events
  • Manage production of signature publications including bi-annual newsletter and Annual Report
  • Develop content for CADCA Blog, website and other digital communication channels
  • Write content for CADCA events including talking points, press releases and marketing collateral
  • Provide copyediting for all major print and web collateral
  • Engage in other special projects as needed by all CADCA teams
  • Track project effectiveness and timelines
  • Build and maintain historical files for all communications projects
  • Report on the success of digital initiatives by gathering and communicating relevant metrics
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Adobe software suites and other required software programs
  • Expertise on developing engaging social media content tools and the ability to track and interpret metrics
  • Lead generation for news/media outreach
  • Video production and editing skills
  • Solid research acumen
  • Self-motivated, proactive and dependable
  • Possess a high degree of professionalism
  • Organized and enjoys creating systems to manage projects
  • Able to handle sensitive information and documents with confidentiality

 

DESIRED SKILLS:

Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere)

 

MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or marketing required. Must have at least three years of related work experience. Must have proven success in a fast-paced professional setting. Previous non-profit or association experience a plus. Working knowledge of issues surrounding substance misuse prevention, alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related issues are beneficial.

 

WORK HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

TO APPLY:  Qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Relja Ugrinic (rugrinic@cadca.org) with COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE in the subject line.