Posted on November 20, 2012
Manager of Communications
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - Manager of Communications
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a New York-based national nonprofit devoted to the teaching and learning of American history. Gilder Lehrman draws on top scholars, an unparalleled collection of original, historical documents, and a national network of schools including the finest K-12 history educators, to create and provide a broad range of innovative resources that help new generations of students learn about American history in a way that is engaging, memorable, and promotes lifelong critical thinking skills.
Summary of Position:
Gilder Lehrman seeks a full-time Manager of Communications and Marketing as a member of its External Affairs team. Working with the Director of External Affairs and program staff, develop and disseminate key organizational messaging through print and online materials development (including production and dissemination at conferences, through affiliate organizations, and direct to constituents), ensure strategic and targeted media presence (including social and traditional media) among priority audiences (such as engaging schools/teachers for professional development).
Experience level: 3 years, preferably within nonprofit/education environment, B.A. degree. Skills: knowledge of American history, social media, excellent writing, some design presentation skills (PowerPoint, InDesign, Photoshop).
- With director and key staff, outline visibility strategy and goals for year
- Manage/support strategy implementation through traditional and social media
- Conference management: identify opportunities for staff presence, materials distribution, and advertising.
- Draft copy for materials, e-blasts, website, and other as determined in coordination with program and other staff
- Oversee resources (Constant Contact, Vocus) in terms of budgeting, effectiveness
- Oversee list management and schedule of outreach for eblasts and constituent communications.
- Pitch media stories
- Manage social media/networking
- Other as determined
Bachelor's degree and a minimum 3 years of professional experience in public relations/marketing/communications, preferably at a nonprofit.
Understanding of American history or experience in K-12 education a plus
Essential Skills & Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communications skills are required. Must be a quick thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills and strong interpersonal skills. Sense of humor required
Strong strategic thinking, planning and project management skills.
Demonstrated experience in social media
Familiarity with Constant Contact, MailChimp or similar program
Understanding and facility with a wide range of communications practices including publications, online communications, public relations, public affairs, and marketing.
Must be able to work independently, collaborate with team members and guide the work of vendors and consultants.
Successful experience as a member of a dynamic and effective team.
Knowledge of graphic design, print production, digital photography and multimedia productions.
Please send cover letter, including salary history, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Communications in the subject line. No phone calls, please.