Monday, September 20, 2010

Clean Water Coalition Communications Manager Position Announcement

Clean Water Coalition Communications Manager
Location: Annapolis, MD
Department: Conservation Programs & Education
Duration: Full Time
Salary: Open

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Position Description
The Choose Clean Water Coalition is an NWF-housed coalition of more than 130 organizations built around a common agenda to protect and restore the rivers and streams that make up the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.The Communications Manager will manage the external Communications for the Choose Clean Water Coalition including drafting and distributing press releases, op-eds, and managing coalition press events. He or she will also build relationships with Bay-oriented journalists in the watershed; manage the external content and media relations portion of the coalition website; assist in the purchase of targeted paid media by the coalition and its members; and drafting communications materials including brochures, presentations and other tools to support coalition fundraising and funder relationships. Soliciting opportunities for coalition staff and members to meet with media outlets and public events and making public presentations about the work and priorities of the coalition are also a part of the Communications Manager's responsibilities.

Position Requirements
Qualified candidates for this position must have College degree in an appropriate discipline (English, journalism, public relations) and at least five years of experience in campaign or advocacy-related communications or public relations. The Communications Manager must possess superior analytical, writing, verbal and time management skills; proven track record in media relations and the handling of complex, controversial policy issues; demonstrated ability to manage and follow-through on multiple short and long-term projects simultaneously. Experience with Flip cam video and media contact software such as Vocus a plus.

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