Job Title: Director of Communications
Reports To: Executive Director
Background: There is a critical need to cultivate relationships with our 390th Family and Friends to meet the vision of the Founders of the 390th Memorial Museum, veterans of a Bomb Group that played a major role as part of the Eighth Air Force in the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Future governance of the 390th Memorial Museum will come from this core group.
Job Purpose: The Director of Communications will be responsible for implementing strategies to reach out and energize our 390th Family and Friends.
General defined areas are:
Technology Requirements: Overall management of 390th website, supporting all requirements of the 390th Memorial Museum, with particular focus on serving the needs of the 390th Friends and Family.
- Maintain state-of-the-art web presence. Develop strategic plan for website development and social media outreach, work with vendors as required.
- Manage and collect data for a Friends and Family database, with emphasis on finding and engaging 390th Descendants
- Research best practices and current technology trends to develop effective outreach strategy.
Marketing Requirements: Survey Friends and Family to determine their needs and interests, coordinating with Archival and Development team(s).
- Develop and Plan Friends and Family Events (including regional) in conjunction with 390th Staff and the 390th Friends and Family Committee
- Travel to and support Friends and Family Regional Reunions
- Use social media outlets to continually reach out to Friends and Family, generating increased interest in preserving the legacy of the 390th Bomb Group
- As Editor of the quarterly Square J Bulletin, plan and coordinate its publication with 390th Staff
- Network with related organizations, including Parham Museum, 13th Combat Wing. Eighth Air Force, and other WWII related groups.
This is a full time, 40-hour a week position. The ideal candidate will exhibit creativity, analytical skills, charisma, excellent interpersonal and a strong team orientation. Additional requirements include:
- A minimum of two years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit environment
- Experience using and/or developing Web based tools including the use of social media to implement a marketing plan
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to organize and prioritize work, attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently with little supervision and thrive in a small team work environment.
- Strong organizational, communication, verbal and written skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work schedule.
- Strong interest in preserving the history of World War II
- Experience working with outreach programs and volunteer staffs
The application deadline is March 8, 2019. Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Walter Scales, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
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Walter Scales, Executive Director