The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Communications Director for the Metro Atlanta Area Command, located in Norcross, Georgia.
Plans, develops, coordinates, maintains, improves and supervises the day-to-day Area Command communication operations with the purpose of improving both internal and public awareness and support for programs and services that advance the Army's mission; Provides the capacity to enhance evangelism, strengthen community relations, provide frequent accurate and improved public information, forge stronger media relations and partnerships, and in general, raise the standards of communications across the Area Command; Designs, develops and presents promotional materials using multi-media formats; Serves as primary liaison with print and broadcast media with regard to the promotion of Salvation Army events, services, disaster relief, etc; Develops and maintains an effective communication plan/strategy to manage the Army's image and address any adverse public relations events; Keeps internal and external audiences informed about Salvation Army activity during disaster and/or crises events; Oversees and coordinates all donor communications with Area Commander and Development Director, including donor newsletters, direct mail and direct marketing; Oversees (and supervises support staff when applicable) multi-media communications including all web-based and social media stream.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and practices of Public Relations & Communications. Knowledge of general principles and practices of effective media relations Knowledge of the international Salvation Army, its background, development and mission. Knowledge of the general principles of marketing, branding, and promotional material development. Knowledge of web design and content development as well as effective principles and practices of using the web as a vital communication channel both internal and external to the organization. Knowledge of effective principles and practices for developing training and communication programs for internal and external participants. Ability to manage other staff members (if assigned). Ability to prepare effective printed materials for educational and promotional purposes. Ability to prepare effective audio/visual materials for promotional and educational purposes. Ability to present in public the history, development and mission of the international Salvation Army. Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army. Ability to plan, coordinate and evaluate promotional events. Ability to administer a budget and monitor expenditures for compliance with the same. Ability to prepare and maintains technical reports in an accurate and complete manner. Ability to use/operate advertising resources, Branding Promise training materials, Media Training resources, Video publications, Smart Phone, Display and Exhibition materials Media (Press) kits, Graphics tools (Adobe Suite), Community Relations resources, Public Information resources, website materials, Digital Recording Devices, Audio publications, Marketing resources, SA History resources, Internet air card, Photography devices, PowerPoint resources.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Relations, Communications or a related field is required with a Master’s Preferred; And Five (5) years progressively responsible experience administering a variety of internal and external communications functions for a large organization; Media relations, executive communications, and crisis communications Or Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid State Driver’s License
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Ability to meet attendance requirements; Ability to read, write, and communicate well the English language; Ability to serve as a spokesperson for The Salvation Army in print, on radio, and television, and speak before large groups in person; Ability to travel to various locations in order to participate in public meetings, conferences, etc; Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Work is ordinarily performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like. Occasional Disaster site and mission field visits where extreme conditions could be experienced. Work requires occasional travel within the Command as well as the occasional need to visit DHQ and/or Annual Territorial Community Relations and Development Conference.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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*Application Submittal Period: 07/21/2022 – 08/04/2022
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!
- Job Family GA-EXEMPT
- Job Function Public Relations
- Pay Type Salary
- Travel Required Yes
- Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
- Norcross, GA 1000 CENTER PLACE 30093 , 1000 CENTER PLACE, Norcross, Georgia, United States of America