Communications Director

Summary:

Reporting directly to the Deputy Director, this position manages IMAN’s communications/outreach efforts to a wide variety of audiences, including the media, IMAN leaders, policy makers, activists, foundations and the public at large.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a key member of IMAN leadership team, participating in managerial and policy decisions for the organization.
  • Works closely with all staff and programs to ensure consistency and coherence of messaging.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of communications strategy manual within the department.
  • Supervises Communications Assistant, interns, and volunteers.
  • Performs other assignments and tasks as necessary.

Media Relations:

  • Serves as a liaison between IMAN and various media outlets.
  • Leads workshops for IMAN leaders dealing with public relations or media.
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with the media to ensure that a proactive and dynamic presentation of the organization’s work and vision is presented to the public.

Web Site:

  • Writes, edits or organizes content on IMAN’s web site. Solicits new information as necessary.
  • Oversee development and launch of new multifunctional website.

Internal/External Communication:

  • Assists in proposal writing and preparation of reports to foundations.  
  • Supervises the production and distribution of pamphlets and other materials for IMAN’s audiences including the public, funders and media.
  • Develops and oversees innovative ways of keeping IMAN leaders, supporters and future members informed and engaged with IMAN’s efforts.
  • Works to develop a team of volunteers committed to a high quality monthly newsletter about IMAN’s programs and activities.
  • Utilizes social media effectively (facebook, twitter, blogs) to disseminate messages build support base.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Communications, Media, or related field required.  Masters degree preferred.
  • Two to three years experience with media or policy related communications/public relations
  • Demonstrated experience working in communications for a fast-paced, multifaceted organization
  • Non-profit work experience preferred
  • Exceptional writing, editing and communication skills. Strong familiarity with writing in journalistic style
  • Experience managing staff, volunteers, and associated budgets
  • Experience planning events and coordinating large committees
  • Experience in writing for and contributing to a web site
  • Ability to manage tasks and work effectively as part of a leadership team.
  • Ability to employ all aspects of organization and drive an effective communication strategy.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy a must.
  • Intimate familiarity with and a proven track record of navigating diverse sectors of the Muslim community
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to be part of a long term organizational building effort.

Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate

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