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World Affairs Council of Oregon Position Opening – Marketing & Communications Manager

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World Affairs Council of Oregon

Position Opening Marketing & Communications Manager

(Application deadline is April 4, 2016)

WHAT THIS IS: A unique opportunity to use your marketing and communication skills and interest in global issues to work with Oregon’s premier international affairs organization and contribute to its mission of “connecting Oregonians to the world.”

WHO YOU ARE: A GREAT communicator and project manager with strong marketing instincts and background. You are adept at building media lists, communication planning and strategy, marketing support for events, and acting as liaison between Council and print, digital, radio and TV outlets. You really know your way around websites (CSS; html; Drupal; etc.), both front and back end, and are conversant with all forms of social media. You are an organized, highly motivated self-starter who works well in fast-paced, dynamic environment and enjoys collaborating with smart, interesting people. You are passionate about the larger world. You think the mission of the Council is important for the larger community and you are excited to help tell that story across multiple platforms. In a nutshell, we are looking for someone who is well-rounded in the marketing and communications field – someone who feels as comfortable and adept at forging strong, local media relations and coverage as they are writing compelling, branded web copy and developing strategic digital marketing campaigns.

WHO WE ARE: Founded in 1950, World Affairs Council is the oldest nonpartisan, nonprofit international affairs organization in Oregon. WAC has 12-14 employees, many volunteers, and an annual budget of approximately $1 million. There are four main areas of activity: Public Programs (3-6 public programs per month on global issues and ideas); the International Speakers Series (four worldrenowned speakers annually); the Global Classroom (K-12 education program, 30,000+ kids served annually); and the International Visitor & Training Program (organizes short-term visits for 750 emerging leaders from over 100 countries each year). Check our website at www.worldoregon.org.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Marketing /Communications: Coordinate the production of compelling and professional stories and collateral

  • Help develop and coordinate collateral materials which support Council brand consistency and messaging, while conveying the Council’s vibrancy within the larger community
  • Create communications plan and manage marketing and advertising that maximizes media coverage, community buzz, and series ticket sales for the annual International Speaker Series
  • Coordinate the dissemination of stories and promotions, as well as regular press releases for all programs, through all appropriate channels
  • Work with Council staff to routinely refresh all existing content and materials
  • Cultivate new avenues for promotion to keep up with the rapidly evolving media environment and to take advantage of cheaper or more effective advertising opportunities
  • Work actively and continually to position the Council as the “go to” organization for all things international in Oregon

Web Site and Social Media: Overhaul and relaunch website working with technical contractor, ensuring that content and photos are dynamic, up to the minute, and informative

  • Continually analyze and modify the website to improve navigability and user experience
  • Work with each department head to improve departmental pages
  • Assist/train staff to enable them to update their own content
  • Ensure the proper functionality of all links, shopping carts, etc.
  • Solicit information about and incorporate international community activities into WAC website
  • Coordinate all social media outreach: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Vimeo, blogs, etc.
  • Manage permissions for use of video/photo/quotations etc.

Required skills and attributes

EXCELLENT oral and written communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree; journalism/communications or marketing preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in journalism, communications, or marketing essential
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint), Adobe Suite (Photoshop/InDesign), and web design and database (CSS; html; Drupal; CiviCRM; etc.),
  • Self-starter; team player with sense of humor and strong work ethic
  • Interest in international issues and commitment to the mission of the World Affairs Council

Salary and benefits:

  • Status: Salary, 37.5 hours per week
  • Benefits: The Council offers a competitive benefits package including medical coverage, holidays, sick leave, vacation, simple IRA, & public transportation subsidy
  • Salary range: $35,000-$45,000 based upon experience

To apply, please do the following:

1. Write a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the Marketing & Communications Manager position.

2. Include a current resume with salary history and portfolio of projects demonstrating your competency in the required areas, including a writing sample.

3. List of three to five references, including a recent supervisor or someone familiar with your work

4. Apply online here or send materials to

Marketing & Communications Manager Search World Affairs Council of Oregon

1200 SW Park Avenue, Third Floor

Portland, OR 97205

search@worldoregon.org

No telephone calls, please.

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