washingtondc | Manager, Strategic Communications - Washington in Washington, DC

Manager, Strategic Communications - Washington

  • KaBOOM!
  • $123,770.00 - 148,690.00 / Year *
  • 715 Gallatin St NW
  • Washington, DC 20011
  • Full-Time
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The Manager, Strategic Communications is responsible for the internal and external communications for KaBOOM! initiatives, including partnership promotion related to major corporate funders and city partnerships; media opportunities; internal communications; events and conferences; playspace projects and overall communications activities. S/he is also responsible for ensuring the integrity of and helping to maintain all external KaBOOM! communications assets and assisting in the development of marketing collateral, as well as social media planning.Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute communications strategies to support the overall KaBOOM! mission and vision
  • Provide strategic guidance and content to support partner programs and outreach plans for new partner leads
  • Lead the creation of content for internal and external needs, including press releases, one-pagers, talking points, quotes, blogs, newsletters, annual reports, conferences, videos, special events, campaigns, etc.
  • Offer an internal client service type experience, demonstrating the ability to manage priorities while maintaining strong relationships with internal, cross-functional team members
  • Act as project manager creating timelines and action plans to drive key projects to completion
  • Build relationships with media, seeking opportunities to highlight our work
  • Provide counsel on social media strategies for communications plans that drive national and local engagement
  • Provide media guidance and support for high-profile KaBOOM!-led playground builds
  • Actively contribute to our inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence
  • Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of marketing and communications experience along with a Bachelors degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or related field
  • Outstanding written communication skills including experience preparing press releases, news articles, presentations, video scripts, reports and promotional content
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills including experience giving presentations and working with the media at events and conducting interviews
  • Demonstrated success pitching and working with members of the media
  • Ability to work effectively in informal and formal teams with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to proactively manage multiple work tasks in a timely, efficient manner
  • Working knowledge of online media tracking tools
  • Corporate and non-profit experience is strongly desired
  • Design and video creation experience is a plus
  • Other Skills, Abilities and Attributes To ensure successful job performance, candidate must:
  • Possess the skills necessary to prioritize, multi-task and thrive in a culture of rapid change (learn quickly from multiple sources; possess well-developed analytical, planning, organization, and problem solving skills).
  • Model the behaviors that demonstrate commitment to KaBOOM! vision, mission, culture and values.
  • Be committed to accomplish objectives through the skills of persuasion, influence and negotiation.
  • Possess a high level of self-confidence and be willing to challenge conventional wisdom and the status-quo
  • Possess the orientation and ability necessary to collaborate and work effectively as a member of a diverse, high-performing, and inclusive team.
  • Possess effective communication skills (listening, oral, written and presentation)
  • Possess an excellent customer service orientation
  • Essential Functions of Job:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must have the ability to maintain acceptable standards of office conduct and work cooperatively as an effective team member of a diverse workforce. The employee typically sits or moves about to coordinate work along with using a computer and other office equipment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.