Communications Manager

Employer
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Hours
Full Time
CharlesE. Smith Life Community, a premierprovider of sub-acute, dementia, long-term care, andindependent and assisted living services is searching for an energeticself-starter to work as a Communications Manager. Located on a 34-acre campusin suburban Rockville, MD, our system provides a continuum of care encompassinglong-term care at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, assisted living atLandow House, memory care assisted living at Cohen-Rosen house, independentliving at Ring and Revitz House, and the Hirsh Health Center, an outpatienthealth clinic. With a rich history of over one hundred years of service to thecommunity, we deliver quality services to over one thousand residents eachday. While reporting to the Director of Communications this mid-levelposition will provide support for a broad array of communications activitiesand functions within Charles E. Smith Life Communities. The CommunicationsManager is part of the Marketing and Business Development department andsupports the full range of the organization's complex communication needs,including but not limited to writing, editing and publishing communications,marketing and development materials intended for internal and externalaudiences.TheCommunications Manager is one of the lead writers in the department who createscontent to advance the organization's communications, public relations,marketing, fundraising and community engagement strategies and projects. Demonstrated familiarity with some aspect of our mission: Greater Washington philanthropy, Jewish organizations, seniors, health-care, long-term care, public relations, or social service Experience with WordPress or similar CMS platforms, evolving social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite applications and/or other publishing and editing applications. Charles E. Smith Life Communities offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including health, pension and flexible spending plans, various scholarships and tuition reimbursement. Submit resume and salary requirements to: Charles E. Smith Life Communities Attn: Chris Stamps 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (301) 770-8511 Email: [Click Here to Email Your Resume] www.smithlifecommunities.org Essential job responsibilities: 75% of Time Write and create content for assigned system-wide publications, projects, initiatives, and governance-related communications. This includes but is not limited to: external-facing publications such as the annual report, primary editor of LifeTimes magazine and E-news newsletter; collateral materials supporting the development department such as annual giving pieces, planned giving brochures and volunteer handbook; media relations content such as press releases and opinion pieces; sales and marketing, admission, and discharge materials; digital content such as digital marketing and development campaigns, website content updates and social media content creation; internal publications such as HR newsletter and employee handbook. Work includes supporting all aspects - writing, design, production and distribution. 20% of Time Provide support in communications, marketing and development projects, including but not limited to: graphic design support using established brand images and guidelines for both internal and external purposes; assistance with photography and collecting content for social media; creative and editorial support for photo and video shoots. 5% of Time Supports media relations and crisis communications strategy. Requirements 5-7 years of direct experience, in creating content for print and digital media, with a preference for work in communications, marketing, public relations, media relations, journalism, or similar industry Exceptional, demonstrated written and oral communication skills in the English language Excellent customer service Extraordinary attention to detail Temperament suitable to working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment Recognition of ethical and legal requirements of confidentiality in handling of sensitive information and situations Fluency in MS Office products Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution Preferences: Demonstrated familiarity with some aspect of our mission: Greater Washington philanthropy, Jewish organizations, seniors, health-care, long-term care, public relations, or social service Experience with WordPress or similar CMS platforms, evolving social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite applications and/or other publishing and editing applications.