REPORTS TO: Executive Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Responsible for the implementation of CDFA’s communications strategies to advance the organization’s public presence and visibility with New Hampshire’s community development stakeholders and meet transparency standards. The Manager will identify and utilize appropriate media strategies and cultivate professional relationships with media throughout the state. Responsible for ensuring that CDFA’s message is consistent and increases public awareness of its mission and programs.
Major Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
- Develop, integrate, and implement a broad range of communications strategies to successfully deliver key information and consistent messaging including the development and design of:
- Print collateral materials
- Educational and marketing video collateral materials
- All website content
- Social media presence
- Required regulatory and funding announcements
- Promote, enhance, and protect CDFA’s brand in order to build awareness, knowledge, and support.
- Work closely and cooperatively with CDFA staff to develop program related materials and support documents.
- Establish and maintain productive media relationships; serve as the media spokesperson and point of contact for the organization.
- Assist in planning and preparation for events such as workshops, special events, press conferences and associated materials, and other organizational opportunities.
- Draft annual communications budget and plan.
Qualifications and Competencies:
- Bachelor’s Degree in English, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or other related field.
- Minimum of 5 years relevant experience developing and implementing highly effective multidisciplinary communications, marketing, and media relations initiatives.
- Expertise in applicable software applications (i.e., Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe, etc.)
- Experience in developing and regularly maintaining dynamic websites
- Current participant and thought leader in online space preferred.
- Superb verbal and written communication skills, media savvy.
- Ability to speak with confidence and clarity, and make professional presentations to a varied group of stakeholders.
- Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary stakeholders at all levels.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, including problem solving and an approachable style.
- Professional appearance, presentation, attitude and overall demeanor.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Ability to multitask, meets critical deadlines, and operate under pressure for rapid turnaround.
- Inherent curiosity and meticulous attention to detail.
- Ability to periodically travel statewide.
- Possess a valid NH license and a working vehicle with proof of insurance coverage.
This workshop will walk potential CDBG recipients through the process applying for an award.
The Committee will meet Thursday
The Board of Directors of CDFA will hold its monthly meeting
Grantees of Community Development Block Grants must submit their semi-annual reports to CDFA through GMS this day.
Applications for the first round of CDBG awards are due this day.