Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
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PR & Communications Manager
at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
The PR & Communications Manager will work to deliver engaging and targeted communications to internal and external audiences in support of agency goals. The ideal candidate will excel in writing, media relations, project management, small-scale event planning and relationship-building.
This position will report to and work closely with the Senior Director of Marketing, PR & Communications, and will work in coordination with other stakeholders at Boys & Girls Clubs to ensure our messages are accurate, impactful and consistent at all times. S/he may, at times, work closely with volunteers, board members, donors or consultants for specific projects.
Produce a broad range of written communications, including press releases, news stories, event scripts, presentations, letters, emails, talking points and copy for event materials and advertisements
Develop relationships with members of the media and create strategies to engage the media with the Clubs’ mission
Distribute media alerts and press releases to members of the media and pitch story ideas
Closely monitor earned media activity and create regular reports to include audience numbers and ad value
Work with staff at Club locations to identify and prepare adult and youth spokespeople and serve as a Club spokesperson when necessary
Provide support with crisis communications
Develop new cause marketing opportunities and steward current relationships
Contribute to the development of marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives for fundraising, membership recruitment and frequency of attendance
Manage large-scale projects like the annual report and public fundraising announcements
Manage design projects from start to finish in partnership with graphic designers
Complete all projects according to the Clubs’ brand standards and advise all areas of the organization on proper brand standards
Provide excellent customer service to donors, sponsors and partners
Collaborate on high-priority projects with short deadlines
Serve as ambassador at community events, including some evening and weekend commitments
Own nomination process for Club staff and volunteers to be considered for community award recognition
Work directly with digital communications coordinator to ensure offline content is represented through online channels
Collaborate with special events team to create plans for event promotion
Work in conjunction with advertising and PR agencies that are occasionally contracted as an extension of the Clubs’ communications team
Contract with outside vendors to order printed materials and promotional items that are on brand
Assist with managing the marketing budget and tracking spending throughout the year
Assist with creating department dashboard of key stats and deliverables to share with the senior team and other internal stakeholders
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.