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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of
lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit
at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by
volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disaster and helps
people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It does
this through services that are consistent with its Congressional
Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red
Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The American Red Cross is the
foremost volunteer emergency service organization in the United
States with more than 590 chapters nationwide.
The Red Cross of California has a fantastic opportunity
available for a Development Communications Manager in Los Angeles.
This is full time 40 hours/week. *Bilingual Spanish preferred.
Develop, plan and implement communications and marketing efforts
to raise the visibility of the Red Cross, help support mission
driven business objectives, and educate communities on how to
access Red Cross services. As part of a communications and
marketing team, implement the strategic plan that is aligned with
broader corporate communication and marketing priorities that
support service delivery efforts across all lines of service,
including revenue generation across all parts of the
Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all
Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with
standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State
and local regulations.
Perform Public Affairs activities supporting regional efforts
related to fulfilling donor expectations. Provide communications
support for fundraising priorities including the top fundraising
events in the region.
Support regional Public Affairs throughout the entire disaster
cycle. As needed, support Public Affairs efforts across the
division, and potentially, on the national level. Ensure that
duties are delegated to appropriately trained staff or volunteers.
May be asked to deploy physically or virtually to support disaster
response operations outside their region or may be tasked to help
with public affairs volunteer training and development across the
Perform media responsibilities by preparing and distributing
media materials. Support the regional social media strategy that
reflects the regional priorities, aligned with the corporate social
media strategy. Produce relevant local content for regional web and
social platforms. May act as an on-the-record spokesperson, and
supports executives and boards of directors as the faces of the Red
Cross through media visibility, interview coaching, preparation,
Perform marketing responsibilities by developing brand and
creative content to support a variety of activities used in
external publications and media placements. May work to secure
in-kind PSA placements and coordinates resources necessary for the
delivery of online and direct mail/direct response programs in
collaboration with Field Marketing.
- Support executive level internal and external communication
Scope: Individual contributor that is fully proficient in
applying subject matter knowledge. Knowledge based acquired from
several years of experience in particular area. Work independently
and may instruct or coach other professionals.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing,
Public Relations, Journalism or related field required.
Experience: Minimum 3 years related experience required.
Management Experience: N/A
Skills & Abilities: Good understanding of role and industry,
apply specialized knowledge. Analyze possible solutions using
standard procedures. Outstanding oral and written communication
skills required, with proven knowledge of AP Style. Demonstrate
effective critical thinking and strategic planning. Strong
organizational and multi-tasking skills. Ability to use Microsoft
Office Suite. Familiarity with Cision/TrendKite or other media
monitoring software. Demonstrated experience managing professional
social media platforms for an organization is required. Must be
comfortable using website content management systems and other
marketing tools. Willingness to serve as a media spokesperson
required; experience as a spokesperson preferred. Ability to work
on a team.
Travel: Travel may be required 10-25%. May vary by region.
- Combination of candidate's education and general experience
satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to
description's minimum education and general experience years
combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While
performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly
required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The
employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The
employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up
to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment will
consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers,
phones and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the
ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a
computer terminal for an extended period of time.
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the
general nature and level of work being performed by individuals
assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as
an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required
of personnel so classified.
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the
opportunity to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
Interested in Volunteering?
Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross
volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to
help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a
difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and
allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross
relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to
help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our
most-needed volunteer positions.
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