Communications Specialist

Communications · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Communications
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

OUR IMPACT 

 Whether it’s reaching new amputees with critical recovery information, fighting for fair insurance laws or providing daily tips to make living with limb loss easier, the work of the Amputee Coalition is impacting lives every day. 

 MISSION AND KEY TENETS:  

 Our Mission: 

To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. 

 Our Key Tenets: 

Limb Loss Is Not Uncommon, and Becoming Less Uncommon Every Day. 

 The Amputee Coalition works to raise awareness about and increase practices to prevent limb loss. 


 No Amputee Alone 

 The Amputee Coalition works to ensure that no amputee feels alone through pre- and post-amputation and recovery. 


 Living Well with Limb Loss 

 The Amputee Coalition works to help amputees and their family live life to the fullest after amputation. 


POSITION 

Reporting to the Director, Communications the Communications Specialist is a foundational member of a growing Communications team. The Communications Specialist will serve as a generalist within the department and support a variety of communications strategies/activities including facilitating print/digital communications and coordinating internal communications efforts. This role also contributes to the organizational emphasis on ensuring that the Amputee Coalition and its National Limb Loss Resource Center are seen as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information for people impacted by limb loss and limb difference. 

 

Responsibilities 

Responsibilities include:  

 

  • Serve as representative of Communications department and provide project management support for AC stakeholders 
  • Liaise with program department(s) to help fulfill and triage needs  
  • Establish metrics to monitor marketing and communications activities and determine the effectiveness and impact of the marketing and communications strategy. 
  • Assist with the development and management of a master communications plan that promotes the organization’s larger vision and mission 
  • Lead the team in the development and management of a 12-month communications schedule  
  • Lead short term initiatives owned by the Communications team but impacting various internal/external stakeholders (i.e., website redesign) 
  • Provide leadership and assistance in finalizing executable communications plans for program departments  
  • Collaborate with teams throughout the organization on storytelling efforts, solicitation campaigns, and event promotion 
  • Create and manage digital and print content for website, email campaigns, social, and other channels 
  • Coordinate email campaign distribution 
  • Write and edit content including scripts, press releases, email content, social media content, web content, magazine articles, and advertisements 
  • Copy edits and proof draft marketing materials ensuring compliance with existing organization policies and guidelines  
  • Modify design files and resizes art files as needed 
  • Create and manage communications plans aligned with organizations overarching plan and specific to program/project launches 
  • Serve as point of contact for consultants assisting with project-based work 
  • Assists with the production process, including coordinating print jobs with external vendors 
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned. 

 

Core Competencies and Qualifications 

 

Every member of the Communications team should have demonstrated experience with the following core skills and competencies for every member of the team 

  • Storytelling 
  • In writing, oration, visual, and other digital mechanisms 
  • Leadership 
  • Including problem solving, relationship management, negotiation and research skills, open-mindedness, and agility 
  • Organization 
  • Including project and stakeholder management 
  • Technical 
  • Including experience using content management systems, media channels/platforms, and other relevant software as well as the ability to analyze data analytics 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field or an Associate's Degree in Communications or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience 
  • Experience, understanding, and comfort using various digital media channels 
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus but not required. 

Understanding and alignment with Amputee Coalition’s mission  

 

Additional Qualifications for all Amputee Coalition Employees 

  • Organized, self-starter with a strong work ethic 
  • Quality driven 
  • Integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism 
  • Credibility, accountability and mission dedication 
  • Team focus and flexibility 
  • Outgoing, energetic, and comfortable presenting to various group sizes 
  • Passion for the Amputee Coalition's mission 

 

Amputee Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

If you are interested in applying for this incredible opportunity, please send a resume and a letter outlining your interest in the role, with salary requirements.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Communications
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced