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For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.

Manager, Communications & Media Relations

The Manager, Communications & Media Relations promotes and elevates the visibility of Episcopal Relief & Development’s brand and programs by developing and executing an integrated communications strategy. Reporting to the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications and working in partnership with staff and consultants, you will be responsible for managing comprehensive communication strategies including overseeing media relations, raising the organizational profile, maintaining brand identity standards and supporting various marketing and advertising campaigns.

As Manager, Communications & Media Relations you will:

  1. Increase Brand Awareness and Monitoring the Brand Identity
  • Oversee a process to increase brand awareness with key religious and secular audiences
  • Create resources and tools to help maintain brand identity including branding guidelines
  • Train staff and volunteers to serve as brand ambassadors and representatives for the organization
  • Work closely with the Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications to manage and evaluate branding activities
  1. Implement a Media Strategy for Secular and Religious Press
  • Implement a media strategy for key religious and secular publications
  • Identify and pitch stories to religious and secular press and serve as a primary media contact
  • Produce and/or coordinate the creation of content for internal and external media contacts, including press releases, briefs, statements, talking points/key messages, Op-Eds, etc.
  • Provide counsel and media training for staff serving as spokespeople
  • Evaluates media metrics and outcomes for various projects and campaigns
  1. Lead the Development of General Promotional Resources
  • Oversee the creation of print, digital and multimedia promotional collateral (including brochures, presentations/speeches, annual reports, stories, video content, web/digital copy and other promotional materials)
  • Interface with staff and vendors through all stages of resource production
  • Collaborate with other Marketing & Communications staff on editing stories for the organizational blog and on the creation of video and multimedia collateral
  • Work with other colleagues to develop and maintain systems for sourcing and cataloguing marketing and communications collateral, including stories, photos and video content
  • Serve as a backup for digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the Episcopal Relief & Development blog
  1. Manage an Organizational Advertising Strategy for Digital and Print
  • Create and manage an advertising strategy and schedule for secular and religious publications
  • Coordinate the production of digital and print ads and related materials with consultants 

You Are:

A confident communicator with excellent verbal and written skills who has strong editing, proofreading, presentation and design abilities

A multi-tasker who is adept at managing competing priorities and meeting deadlines 

A self-starter who takes initiative on projects; you know how to bring people together and get things done

An enthusiastic team member who is excited to work cross-functionally with other departments, consultants and contractors with tact, sound judgment and diplomacy

You Have:

A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing or related field. An advanced degree in communications or a related field is preferred

Previous work with a faith-based agency or non-profit organization (a plus)

Familiarity with design software including InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe and Photoshop

Working knowledge of HTML and digital platforms (highly recommended)

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 

* Episcopal Relief & Development provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Episcopal Relief & Development offers reasonable accommodations in the hiring and employment process for individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. 

About Episcopal Relief & Development
Episcopal Relief & Development is the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Hearing God's call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being, Episcopal Relief & Development serves to bring together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world. Episcopal Relief & Development faithfully administers the funds that are received from the Church and raised from other sources. It provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of suffering. Episcopal Relief & Development cherishes its partnerships within the Anglican Communion, with ecumenical bodies and with others who share a common vision for justice and peace among all people.
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