Communications Associate

The Volcker Alliance is seeking a full-time Communications Associate. The position will be based in New York City and report to the Director of Communications.

Background
The Volcker Alliance advances effective management of government to achieve results that matter to citizens. We envision a public sector workforce with the experience, preparation and commitment to ensure government—local, state and federal—delivers with excellence.

Responsibilities
The Associate will play a key role in supporting the success of a portfolio of Volcker Alliance initiatives and will work closely with internal teams as well as external stakeholders. The Associate will:

• Work with the Director of Communications and senior leadership team to develop and execute a long-term integrated communications strategy that advances organizational priorities;
• Handle the day-to-day implementation of the communications and digital strategy.
• Write press releases, media pitches, and marketing materials;
• Conduct proactive media outreach and maintain media lists;
• Develop talking points and internal messaging to support the organization;
• Manage all online platforms, digital advertising, website, and social media accounts;
• Manage production, scheduling, and delivery of digital campaigns, integrating goals of diverse stakeholders and leading strategic decision-making for audience selection and segmentation;
• Track and interpret the communications strategy performance metrics and properties to measure effectiveness;
• Develop annual budgets for digital programs and closely monitor monthly billing;
• Assist with all aspects of special event preparation and production, including managing event management software, creating marketing materials and staffing events; and
• Work closely with the Director of Communications on generating content for PR and digital use.

Qualifications
The Volcker Alliance seeks energetic and engaged applicants to be a part of a vital and growing department within the Volcker Alliance. Key qualifications include:

• An undergraduate degree;
• At least 2 years of integrated communications experience, including PR, digital and email marketing, social media, and website content strategy;
• Experience securing proactive media placements in key broadcast, print, radio, and digital outlets;
• Demonstrated track record of website and social media content management, ideally including familiarity with Drupal and Mailchimp, as well as experience implementing design changes to     websites;
• Experience growing and engaging with digital audiences through advertising campaigns and SEM;
• Strong project management skills with a proven ability to simultaneously lead multiple projects and integrate goals of diverse stakeholders;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Hands-on experience with Google Analytics and Cision; HTML and CSS expertise preferred;
• A good eye for visual design; and
• Detail-oriented, focused on quality output.

The Alliance offers a comprehensive benefits package with a strong work life balance. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to hiring@volckeralliance.org, indicating the position “Communications Associate” in the email subject line. No phone calls.

The Volcker Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.