Chief Communications Officer
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Posted:
October 15, 2016
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1083685893
An exciting opportunity exists for an exceptional individual to help lead IAVA's efforts to serve our nation's heroes as Chief Communications Officer.
The Chief Communications Officer will be responsible for overseeing the Engagement Division of IAVA, developing and establishing the organization's internal and external communication strategy, brand and marketing development and membership and supporter engagement.
IAVA's Engagement Division is comprised of Communications, Digital Engagement and Marketing and is a leader in new media, technology and online organizing. Together, these departments work tirelessly to raise critical awareness about veterans' issues, hold lawmakers accountable for policies impacting veterans and ensure the entire country is focused on providing a lasting network of care and support for this newest generation of veterans.
Based in our New York, NY headquarters, the Chief Communications Officer will report to the Chief of Staff, and serve as a key member of the senior leadership team.
Key Responsibilities
  •  Chief Communications Officer will increase awareness by developing and executing:
    • External communications strategy across all platforms;
    • Brand development and guardianship;
    • Marketing development;
    • Customer insight research;
    • Membership and supporter engagement;
  • Establish clear, compelling and consistent communications around the vision of IAVA;
  • Identify, foster and facilitate creative and innovative ideas and concepts to achieve greater communications results;
  • Engage monitoring and management of performance across functional interfaces, metrics include, but are not limited to:
    • Media growth;
    • Digital engagement;
    • Brand awareness;
    • Foster joint responsibility with senior-level leadership for total customer satisfaction and retention.
Ideal Qualifications
  • 5-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization and management; demonstrated success in a communications/engagement function;
  • Flawless communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to work in a flexibly, change-savvy manner;
  • Ability to influence and engage a wide range of constituents and build long-term, sustainable relationships;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • High energy and passion for IAVA's mission;
  • Bachelor's degree required.
Traits
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal skills; able to build and maintain effective working relationships, with the energy and dynamism to inspire others;
  • Able to work both independently, but also as a team player who will productively engage others at varying levels of seniority both within and outside of IAVA;
  • Adept at planning, prioritizing, organization and follow through;
  • Able to construct, articulate, and implement new and traditional media strategies;
  • Have exceptional attention to detail;
  • Have a positive attitude and great sense of humor;
  • Committed to and enthusiastic about the mission and programs of IAVA
Start Date: Immediate
Application Deadline: Rolling
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. IAVA provides comprehensive health and dental coverage, access to vision benefits, a Flexible Spending Account, Transportation Savings Account and a 403(b) retirement plan, in addition to thirty Paid Time Off days per year.
To ApplyClick Here to complete our online application. Include a cover letter that concisely explains how your experience could be applied to IAVA. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
IAVA is an equal opportunity employer; VETERANS OF THE CONFLICTS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
A little about us:
Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, IAVA is the first and largest organization for new veterans and their families.

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