Executive Administration, Inc. (EAI) has an immediate opening for a Director of Communications for the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), a national professional medical association with 6,000 members, a staff of 25 and an annual budget of $9 million.
The position is responsible for development of communication strategies; successful execution of member communications and media/public relations functions; development and management of print, electronic and web-based publications; brand management activities; and member communications including social media management across all appropriate channels.
The position works collaboratively to ensure the right messaging about the mission and goals is disseminated to its members, other allergy health care professionals, policymakers, media and the public. The individual supervises a team of three communications professionals and serves as staff liaison to the Communications and Membership Councils and the International Committee.
Candidates should have a proven track record of senior/executive level medical association management experience, be strategic thinking, hands-on, detail-oriented and able to effectively work alongside a highly committed staff.
Located in Arlington Heights IL, EAI is a full-service firm, providing management and headquarters services to national and international medical organizations. EAI has 37 years of experience in the non-profit environment, lending strategic focus and putting proven practices to work.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or related field.
Minimum of seven years of proven health care communications experience, in a similar role, including staff supervision, strategy and brand management. Experience with medical associations is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to clearly and concisely express complicated medical concepts to a varied audience.
Positive professional demeanor, creative instincts and eagerness to implement innovative ideas.
Successful experience in project management, multi-tasking and ability to simplify and streamline activities.
Aptitude for working as a team member.
Knowledge of and functional competency with software, data systems, social media and all other electronic methods used to support activities.
Tolerance for working in a fast-paced, sometimes high-pressure environment is important.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including: 90% employer-paid health and dental insurance – 401K & Profit Sharing – Paid holidays and PTO program – Life insurance and long-term disability
About Executive Administration, Inc.
Founded in 1982, EAI is a fully accredited association management company that provides top-quality management services to professional associations and their related foundations. EAI’s management model is a proven, cost-efficient solution for small to mid-size organizations that require professional management and administrative services delivered by experienced association experts.
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