The Communications Manager will execute day-to-day communications activities for the Foundation as well as support external communications efforts for the Association. We are seeking a team member who is flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with performing a broad range of communications activities. The Communications Manager will report to the APA Chief of Communications.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Implement communications campaigns and strategies for Foundation programs and initiatives and monitor their success
Write, edit, and support the implementation of ongoing Foundation and Association communications in the form of website content, blogs, events, press releases, newsletters, social media, podcasts, PSAs, development solicitations, and program marketing materials
Develop and manage the Foundations editorial calendar and oversee the creation of its marketing and communications collateral to ensure consistency with the organization's brand
Help tell the stories of Foundation grantees and other organizational and community partners, and highlight their efforts to advance mental health and health equity
Reach out to influencers, media and beyond to amplify Foundation and Association message placement on a local, national, and global level
REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or equivalent with minimum of three years combined related experience
Ability to authentically connect the APA and APA Foundation’s mission and aspirations with one’s own personal experiences
Superior written and verbal communications skills
Experience managing organizational social media accounts and websites
Creativity and imagination for how to effectively frame ideas, develop stories, and synthesize complex issues in a way that appeals to a diversity of audiences
Project management experience, specifically the ability to carry out complex work independently or in collaboration with colleagues, partners, and grantees
Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint), Adobe (Acrobat) and the ability to adapt to new and emerging technologies
The American Psychiatric Association is to be the premier psychiatric organization that advances mental health as part of general health and well-being.
The mission of the American Psychiatric Association is to
promote universal and equitable access to the highest quality care for all people affected by mental disorders, including substance use disorders;
promote psychiatric education and research;
advance and represent the profession of psychiatry; and
serve the professional needs of its membership.
High quality patient care
Highest ethical standards of professional conduct
Sensitivity and compassion for patients and their families
Diversity and inclusion
Advocacy for patients
Advocacy for the profession
Lifelong professional learning
Respect for and collaboration with all health professionals
To promote the rights and best interests of patients and those actually or potentially making use of psychiatric services for mental illness, including substance use disorders.
To improve access to and quality of psychiatric services.
To improve research into al...l aspects of mental illness, including causes, prevention, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
To improve psychiatric education and training.
To promote optimal conditions for practice and career satisfaction.
To foster collaboration among all who are concerned with medical, psychological, socio-cultural and legal aspects of mental health and illness.
To improve functioning of the APA in the service of its mission.