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Director of Communications and Outreach (Lansing)

Michigan’s Children, a Lansing-based independent child policy advocacy organization, is seeking a Director of Communications and Outreach to develop, execute, and assess MC’s organization-wide communications, media, and outreach strategies to promote better public policies for children, youth, and families. This position will report to the President/CEO.

 

Job Responsibilities

The Director of Communications and Outreach will be responsible for developing, managing, and executing Michigan’s Children’s communications, media, and outreach strategies, including:
  • With staff, oversee and set annual external and internal communications and outreach objectives, in alignment with MC Strategy, and evaluate impact
  • Lead the development and implementation of digital strategy, including website, email communications, and social media, and analysis of audience data to inform strategy
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for public engagement related to geographies and sectors of high priority
  • Support and track efforts to cultivate and manage media relationships
  • Contribute to the preparation, production, and adaptation of materials including press releases, Op-Ed pieces, and Letters to the Editor to meet strategic communications needs
  • Monitor MC’s media presence, and prepare reports on the effectiveness of MC’s PR and media efforts for funders and for the President/CEO and Board
  • Consult with contracted communications capacity on media strategy and cultivation
  • Support and strengthen work to develop new fundraising and outreach campaigns and ideas
  • Develop innovative outreach strategies to move target audiences from awareness to action
  • Support development and maintenance of relationships with key outreach partners

 

Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years of communications experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with emerging and traditional media
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to translate often complicated research, policy, program practice and constituent stories into compelling, well-designed print and web-based communications
  • Strong experience with website management and social media tools
  • Solid computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress)
  • Demonstrated ability building and managing relationships and working with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Must be flexible and enjoy working individually and as part of small and large teams.
  • Ability to act in a tactful and diplomatic manner and work on challenging issues with diverse groups of individuals
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate will contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture

 

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@michiganschildren.org and include Director of Communications & Outreach in the subject line. Only applications with salary requirements or desired salary range will be considered. No phone calls, please.

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