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Executive Director, Strategic Communications

USNA Alumni Association & Foundation Annapolis, MD

  • Expired: April 19, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Executive Director, Strategic Communications is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic communications plan for the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation. The Executive Director, Strategic Communications leads a team of communications professionals who are responsible for messaging, website management, social media, publications, campaign communications, media relations, executive communications, crisis communications, event collateral, marketing materials, external coordination and relationship building, and other communications initiatives.

The position serves as a key leader in enterprise-wide collaboration, bringing peers together and unifying their responses to the needs of the Enterprise.The Executive Director, Strategic Communications is an exempt position and reports to the Vice President, Engagement and Communications.The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation is a non-profit organization... committed to advancing higher education, supporting U.S.

Naval Academy alumni and furthering the mission and vision of the United States Naval Academy. We support United States Naval Academy Strategic Plan and United States Naval Academy Mission as the Alumni Association and Foundation. The Executive Director, Strategic Communications will lead efforts to elevate the Alumni Association and Foundation's profile and steward its reputation with news media, alumni and Naval Academy Yard personnel.

The Executive Director will coordinate and manage external communication and develop and implement strategies that enhance the Alumni Association and Foundation's visibility, promote and protect its brand and reputation among external and internal constituents and ensure strategic alignment among all external and internal communications across multiple channels and platforms.Strategic Communications Develop and oversee the implementation of the organization's comprehensive communications plan designed to advance the mission and strategic goals of the Enterprise. Partner with staff and Yard personnel to identify opportunities and build member and donor relationships that will increase awareness and exposure for both the Enterprise and the Academy. Ensure alignment and coordination with broader Naval Academy messaging and other communications/media activities.

Lead, develop, motivate, manage and work with a high performing team, including contractors, to meet strategic goals and business objectives while staying within budget. Oversee multiple communications budget lines and ensure responsible stewardship of enterprise resources. Support marketing material development, communications and branding efforts across the enterprise in a multi-channel approach to diverse constituents (internal staff, leadership, members, donors and friends).

Responsible for supporting a consistent internal and external brand messaging strategy that is reflected across all programs and service areas as well as select internal marketing programs.Serves as chief media strategist; responsible for identifying and building relationships with new and existing freelance writers, bloggers and tech analysts to improve enterprise goals and objectives awareness. Supports Donor Relations programs, providing direction on messaging for ongoing Foundation operations. Monitor industry issues and competitive landscape to adjust positioning and messaging as required.

Provide strategic direction to Shipmate magazine, the enterprise's flagship publication. Work with key Alumni Association and Foundation staff to develop and support communications efforts of enterprise initiatives and goals including, but not limited to, outreach, membership, fundraising, electronic communications, publications. Supports the marketing and communications efforts of the Events and Marketing department as requested.

Develop and organize consistent messaging for enterprise leadership (SLT and volunteer). Craft compelling content

USNA Alumni Association & Foundation


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