Strategic Communications Manager

Summary:

Reporting directly to the Director of Community Relations, 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:

  • Work closely with all staff and programs to ensure consistency and coherence of messaging
  • Oversee the development and implementation of communications strategy manual within the department
  • Lead Communications/PR Strategies for all IMAN programs and initiatives

Media Relations:

  • Serve as a liaison between IMAN and various media outlets
  • Develop 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/Urban Edge/Database:

  • Write, edit or organize content on IMAN’s website. Solicit new information as necessary
  • Oversee development and launch of new multifunctional website
  • Lead production of the Urban Edge online monthly newsletter
  • Work with Development Department to strategically deploy IMAN database
  • Regularly devise ways to increase IMAN email list and collect data for IMAN database
    .

Internal/External Communication:

  • Supervise the production and distribution of pamphlets and other materials for IMAN’s audiences including the public, funders and media
  • Develop and oversees innovative ways of keeping IMAN leaders, supporters and future members informed and engaged with IMAN’s efforts
  • Develop and oversee a thriving Communications Committee consisting of volunteers

    committed to contributing to high quality regular communications about IMAN’s programs

    and activities and devising creative methods to get people interested in the work

  • Utilize social media effectively (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) to disseminate messages and build support base

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Communications, Media, or related field required
  • 2-3 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 in writing for and contributing to a website
  • 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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