Communications Manager

Executive Director, Inc. (EDI)

EDI is one of the top five association management firms in the U.S., providing professional services for national and international medical, trade and scientific associations. Our 40 years of experience are a key asset to the associations we serve, with client relationships exceeding 30 years.

Position Details

Communications Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

CLIENT ASSOCIATION: 50% American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) / 50% Float (assisting other clients as needed)


EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEE STATUS: Exempt (minimum 37.5 hours/week)

Taking direction from the Executive Director, oversee one-time and enduring projects from start to finish, meeting the goals of the AACPDM Board website initiatives, spearheading the AACPDM social media platform postings.


  • Work with the AACPDM Board Appointed “Web-Master” on website needs and updates. Regularly meet to discuss areas to highlight or sunset from the website. Communicate with “Web-Master” on duties and timetables. 
  • Manage the updating of AACPDM website, including organizing content and updating the site as necessary. 
  • Monitor monthly website statistics. Develop statistical reports to share with the Executive Director. 
  • Review overall functionality of the website and provide guidance and recommendations regarding content and design to help guide the input from the committees. 
  • Work with the AACPDM standing committees and web services to monitor and update existing and new materials as they become available. Serve as a conduit to reaching the committees and provide guidelines and timetables for material submissions to be included in the website. 
  • Work with the Communications Committee to ensure social media presence is being utilized to post and recycle certain information shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Provide occasional support to the Communications Committee regarding social media platforms and posting. 
  • Develop a marketing campaign to inform the membership and external audiences regarding the updated website and materials. 
  • Work with appropriate committees to develop and market news on board appointments, committee tasks, or other important developments, with the oversight of the Executive Director. 
  • Serve as a liaison to committees and task forces to implement tasks and actions regarding the website updates in a timely manner. Regularly attend committee meetings as requested by the Executive Director to best implement the actions. 
  • Develop a timeline and documentation method for updating website changes in future years. This will include regular staff outreach to the committees, recommendations on sunset rules for information, patterns regarding when to post updated material on various sections of the website. 
  • Work as part of the AACPDM team in the overall management of the association. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

AMOUNT OF TRAVEL REQUIRED: Approximately seven days’ travel annually; may include some weekends.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree. At least two years of experience in communications, project management or related fields. Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills.Team player. Quick learner. Creative thinker. Committed to excellence.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift 30 lbs and move from place to place during the meetings.

Executive Director, Inc. (EDI) offers a competitive benefits package to provide protection, peace of mind and financial security to its employees. The range of options available allow our employees to customize benefits to best suit their needs.

All EDI employees are eligible to receive:

  • Health Insurance with 100% employer-paid premiums for single coverage (HSA plan); buy-up option to PPO plan - immediate eligibility
  • 401(k) plan with 3% employer contributions, regardless of an employee’s contribution
  • Life insurance for one year’s salary up to $50,000
  • Flexible paid time off, starting at three weeks per year
  • 9 paid holidays each year
  • Transportation benefits covering 50% of the cost of monthly parking or a bus pass for new employees and 100% of the cost for employees after three years
  • Long-term disability coverage is employer paid after a waiting period
  • A range of professional development opportunities

EDI employees also have the option to enroll in these additional benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account for health and dependent care costs
  • Domestic partner and dependent benefits

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