The associate director serves as a strategist and project manager for integrated communications around key activities and programs core LeadingAge’s mission to be the trusted voice for aging. They build substantive communications that enhance the impact of LeadingAge’s programs and innovations, framing them into meaningful context for members and other stakeholders.
They work closely with internal research, technology, policy and global aging experts on communications with members about reports, analysis, tools, products and activities. They also support effective membership communications and recruitment.
Working with Communications & Marketing colleagues, including a communications manager under their supervision, the associate director leads strategy, content creation and dissemination to ensure communications are strategic, error free, and align with LeadingAge’s brand and priorities.
Requires a BA in communications or a related field plus a minimum of 7 years’ experience leading nonprofit communications; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven experience with advanced communications strategies and platforms, campaign development, and project management. Superior communications and writing skills, with a track-recorded of clearly explaining both strategic concepts and complex details in compelling, efficient language. Proven expertise in development and implementation of communications strategies, including a track-record of managing the details of execution across teams and platforms. High attention to detail, with a proven ability to lead accountability for budget and timelines. Experience collaborating with internal staff of varying experience levels and outside agencies and vendors. Experience in and understanding of the field of aging, longevity and aging services preferred
You will also join us in demonstrating commitment to LeadingAge’s core values:
Stewardship – We understand how our work advances our mission. We seek creative and efficient ways of working.
Courage – We identify opportunities to be bold and act on them. We seek feedback and counter points of view.
Catalyst – We stimulate new ideas. We connect people and build partnerships.
Community – We treat each other with respect. We work toward common goals.
They will also be committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where all are able to meaningfully contribute and thrive.
The mission of LeadingAge is to be the trusted voice for aging. We represent more than 5,000 nonprofit aging services providers and other mission-minded organizations that touch millions of lives every day. Alongside our members and 38 state partners, we use applied research, advocacy, education, and community-building to make America a better place to grow old. Our membership encompasses the entire continuum of aging and disability services. We bring together the most inventive minds to lead and innovate solutions that support older adults wherever they call home.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and maintaining a diverse work force. We seek talented, dedicated professionals who have a genuine interest in helping us fulfill our promise to: Inspire. Serve. Advocate. LeadingAge provides a dynamic and collegial work environment; competitive salary and benefits; and a Woodley-Park Zoo Metro location: 2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008. We encourage you to submit your cover letter and resume online at https://leadingage.org/working-leadingage using the Open Opportunities button. Follow the “Associate Director, Communications” vacancy link. Principals only and no phone calls please.