American Heart Association Director Comm & Marketing - Jackson, MS in Jackson, Mississippi

Director Comm & Marketing - Jackson, MS

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Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

We are currently seeking a Media Relations / Communications professional for our Metro Jackson, MS market. Will be responsible for managing, planning and implementing all aspects of the communications, marketing, and media and public relations plans for the market. Under the supervision of the RVP of Communications, will provide targeted, proactive positioning of the American Heart Association as the public’s leading authority on cardiovascular health and science through internal and external communications, marketing, media relations and special promotions.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of, and ability to edit, various marketing materials and internal communication pieces, such as PSA’s, fact sheets, brochures, posters, etc.

  • Knowledge and experience working with mass media communication and a wide variety of social media.

  • Good organizational skills and ability to plan and act independently on projects with minimal supervision.

  • Experience working with budgets and producing financial reports.

  • Excellent written communication skills which includes editing and proof reading.

  • Ability to conceptualize and reason through problems to workable solutions.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and, as needed, outside standard business hours.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or related field.

  • 2-5 years' experience in the communications or marketing field. Prior non-profit experience is a plus.

  • Knowledge of diverse mass and alternative media as well as principles of journalism including news gathering, interviewing, writing and editing.

  • Highly effective public relations, promotion, marketing and business communications skills.

  • Skill in working across all levels of media contacts, community leaders, volunteers and staff and influencing desired outcomes.

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time pressure with appropriate communication to all stakeholders.

  • Ability and willingness to travel within the surrounding media market.

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed.

NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON-LINE. Our recruitment system does not accept faxed or hard copy resumes. You will receive an automated response notifying you that your application has been received. Only those that are selected to interview will be contacted directly. The American Heart Association will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status or based on political or religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

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Job Location

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Job Category: Marketing/Communications

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