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The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), a 501c6 organization located in Arlington Heights, IL, has an immediate opening for a Manager of Communications. The individual chosen for this position will have responsibility for generating all communications to members and public audiences, will monitor the website to ensure accuracy and timeliness of content and will work with other key staff to promote the association’s message.

The Organization: Founded in 1950 the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is a professional medical association representing more than 20,000 practicing osteopathic family physicians, residents and students throughout the United States. The organization works to promote excellence in osteopathic family medicine through quality education, visionary leadership and responsible advocacy. The association currently has a staff of 15 full-time employees working collegially in its Arlington Heights headquarters.

The Position: The Manager of Communications will report to the Director of Membership & Affiliate Relations. Committee Responsibilities include but are not limited to the Committees on Public Relations, Men’s Health and Minority/LGBTQI Health and Wellness.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1.Develop an annual strategic communication plan. 2.Write and edit weekly association e-newsletters and monthly e-newsletters to the medical students plus manage distribution and website postings of the e-newsletters. Evaluate and report analytics weekly. 3.Edit the legislative weekly update, manage distribution and website postings. Evaluate and report analytics weekly. 4.Develop strategies and provide content for the association social media platforms. 5.Prepare all speeches and presentations for staff and ACOFP leaders. 6.Interview members and develop articles, specifically with the state societies and student chapters. 7.Write and distribute news releases. 8.Raise awareness of the association's programs by placing stories with key news media. 9.Prepare monthly blog copy for a family medicine medical student microsite. 10.Responsible for the development of member and nonmember communication. 11.Work with departments to ensure the overall consistency and quality of messaging and branded communication. 12.Work with departments to develop content for the website and ensure content is up-to-date and accurate. 13.Work with Directors to manage the Family Medicine for America’s Health alliance.

Education & Experience: The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or a related discipline. Three to five years of experience working on an association and have strong writing and editing skills for communications. Familiarity with medical terms a plus.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must be able to communicate in English in a professional and articulate manner with members and vendors in person, on the telephone, via e-mail, and in written correspondence. Must be available for travel to conventions and occasional meetings of state societies.

The ACOFP offers a competitive compensation package including fully-vested participation in the 401(k) (ACOFP contributes 6.0 percent of your salary to the plan) after 90 days of employment, medical and dental insurance the first of the month after a thirty day waiting period and vacation prorated based on start date up to 10 days the first year. ACOFP staff enjoys 12 paid holidays per year. Flex-time and summer hours are determined by the team.

Interested parties should submit a resume, cover letter including salary requirements and a writing sample to Tuft & Associates, ATTN: Karen Dunn Caspers, MSNM, CAE via

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