Communications Manager

Overview:

Title: Communications Manager

Type: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Office located in Anaheim, CA. Requires some travel throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Pay Range: $68,000 – $80,000

The Communications Manager will create and implement a comprehensive media and public relations strategy that capitalizes on CAIR-LA’s expertise and enhances CAIR’s image within key constituencies.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an integrated, organization wide strategic media and public relations plan that will allow CAIR-LA to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted audiences, including the media, public officials and key influencers
  • Serve as lead point person on media interactions (editors, reporters, producers and other media professionals) and actively cultivate and manage media relationships
  • Manage CAIR-LA’s social media vision and strategy
  • Oversee strategic initiatives to target and engage activists, allies, and Muslim community members across all digital channels
  • Draft and edit all external communications including press statements/releases, fact sheets, e-mails, e-newsletters and action alerts
  • Pitch and secure stories to ensure coverage of issues of strategic importance including CAIR-LA’s programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects
  • Review, edit, and proofread CAIR-CA publications including the annual report and other various reports
  • Serves as situation management and crisis communication leader and updates organizational crisis management plan as necessary
  • Manage and speak at various press conferences and events; prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material
  • Manage and maintain CAIR-LA website with updated content
  • Represent CAIR-LA through public speaking and community engagements
  • Supervise Communications team including Social Media Manager in day-to-day tasks and projects
  • Conduct media trainings for staff and community members

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred — in the field of Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or related field
  • 3-5 years of work experience in a communications/public relations role
  • Experience working with media as an on-the-record spokesperson
  • Ability to delegate and supervise department staff
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Foundational understanding of design and visual elements and how to create simple yet effective graphics is necessary
  • Experience managing and writing copy for social media is necessary
  • Familiarity in communicating with the Muslim community is a plus
  • Experience with Canva, Adobe photoshop/In-Design/Illustrator, or other graphic design programs is a plus
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical level
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Experience working with the American Muslim Community

OTHER:

  • Evenings, weekends may be required.

BENEFITS:

  • Fully paid Kaiser Health Insurance and Blue Cross PPO Dental Plan for employee and dependents
  • Paid time off for incoming staff includes: 12 Paid vacation days, 10 holidays, and 10 sick days
  • IRA matching program
  • Professional development budget

PERFORMANCE REVIEW:

Please note that all new employees go through a background check and a 90-day introductory period.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer

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