The Director of Communications & Design is responsible for all communications, public relations, marketing, and digital media strategy and execution for the organization. The role requires innovative data-driven thinking to connect all aspects of communications with MVMA membership, media, and the public at-large, to promote the MVMA brand and its members. The position requires strong experience in graphic design, writing, and working under tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have the skills to blend the creation of strategies and content for traditional public relations and communications outlets with web-based and electronic communications (websites, email, social media, video, graphic design and other emerging platforms). The Director of Communications & Design will collaborate with the CEO as well as other MVMA staff to ensure that messaging and branding across all platforms are seamless, creative, and impactful. We’re looking for a strong storyteller who can easily create print and digital materials that are engaging, easy to understand, and closely adhere to the organization’s mission and vision.
Key responsibilities include:
The ideal candidate will possess:
Working Conditions: Work to be conducted primarily in office, however travel will be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: Some lifting required (up to 30 lbs.). Long hours on computer keyboard. Prolonged periods of sitting, standing and/or walking. 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.
Salary/Benefits: The position is full-time salary with regular workdays of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some nights and weekends required. Generous benefit package including health, dental, and retirement plan. Salary range $50,000 to $65,000 commensurate with experience.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, three references, and samples of your work to John Tramontana, MS, CAE, CEO of MVMA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & DESIGN.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.