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Communications Manager

Pro Football Retired Players Association Arlington, VA

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Pro Football Retired Players Association (PFRPA) recently went through a rebranding, and the organization is seeking a seasoned communications professional to manage external communications. The Communications Manager will help develop a sound communications plan, including media relations, content development, social media outreach and overall stakeholder engagement. In this role, the manager will serve as a resource to the organization, providing thought leadership in external communications initiatives, driving brand awareness, securing quality media results and performing day-to-day project management. This full-time employee must be strategic, dependable, highly motivated and possess a strong work ethic. The ideal candidate will be able to exercise sound judgment and add value, while extending the organization’s goals and missions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and oversee Association’s external communications strategy
  • Perform media relations duties, including outreach plan creation, message development, media list maintenance, effective story pitching, relationship building, media trip coordination and stakeholder engagement
  • Draft outreach documents including press releases, media advisories and case studies
  • Create Association’s media kit, including executive bios, backgrounder, fact sheets and additional relevant press materials
  • Generate and manage content for Association’s website and social media platforms
  • Assist in the design and distribution of creative promotional collateral
  • Manage communications plan within budget parameters
  • Represent organization at meetings and special events
  • Liaise with organization’s partners and vendors
  • Track and measure success of media engagements
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a concentration in communications, public relations, marketing, and/or advertising; master’s degree preferred
  • Three to five years of related experience in agency, corporate and/or nonprofit field(s)
  • Familiarity with AP Style, communications best practices and outreach methodologies
  • Existing relationships with sports media contacts preferred
  • Event management experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, interacting effectively with individuals across various levels
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Effective time management skills with focus on meeting deadlines
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud and database management


  • Include cover letter, resume and work samples

Pro Football Retired Players Association


1235 S. Clark St., Suite 314, Arlington, VA 22202
Arlington, VA
Posted 24 days ago