Communications Manager in the Communications Department

Washington D.C.
Jun 21, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Full Time

The Communications Manager is the key point person for internal and external communications for the IAM National Benefit Funds office that administers retirement and health & welfare plan benefits.  This position is responsible for leading and developing the Communication Department employees to create and implement communication strategies that support the objectives and goals of the organization.  S/he along with the Communication Department team also supports the Executive Leadership Team, General Counsel and Department Managers with their communication efforts.



  • Manage day-to-day operations of the Communications Department
  • Lead and develop the Communication Department employees;  inspire employees to be engaging and effective communicators
  • Derive key communication strategies from business objectives in consultation and collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Create, write and edit communications including newsletters, brochures and letters
  • Coordinate mailings such as Annual Funding Notice, Summary Plan Descriptions and 401(k) 404(a) Fee Disclosure booklet and QDIA/ACA notices. Manage text document and design file creation, review and approval processes for procurement of printing and mailing services from vendors. Ensure compliance with governmental standards and deadlines.
  • Manage updates of Benefit Funds websites.  Monitor online user activities
  • Prepare and present department metrics reports for Executive Leadership Team
  • Work with external 401(k) Plan Recordkeeper to produce IAM National 401(k) Plan communication materials
  • Develop educational videos for the Funds
  • Maintain archive of important Plan documents, disclosures and other materials on network drive and intranet
  • Evaluate and deploy technology and best practices to support business objectives



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in communication, public relations, journalism or related field.  Comparable related work experience may substitute college coursework
  • Must have 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Must have 3+ years of management/leadership experience


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to digest and distill complex subjects into clear messages; strong presentation abilities, written and oral
  • Excellent grammar, editing and proofreading skills
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Working knowledge of HTML or CMS
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite - InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with SharePoint and video creation software
  • Strong leadership skills with aptitude for making strategic decisions that produce positive results
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines; excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Strong sense of initiatives, flexibility and cooperation in undertaking complex workload and tight deadlines; ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to generate ideas and think creatively
  • Experience with managing outside print process
  • Knowledge of retirement and health & welfare plans preferred but not required This is an exempt position.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Cynthia Dietrich Director of Human Resources at

This position is open until filled.  Start date to be determined after candidate is selected.