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
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
Required skills and attributes
EXCELLENT oral and written communication skills
Salary and benefits:
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
No telephone calls, please.