Communications Manager

Executive Director, Inc.

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Position Details

Communications Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

WORKING WITH CLIENT ASSOCIATION: Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, SITC

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications, SITC



The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is a non-profit medical professional society of influential scientists, academicians, researchers, clinicians, government representatives, and industry leaders from around the world dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes by advancing the science and application of cancer immunotherapy. Reporting to the society Director of Communications, the Communications Manager implements society program- and project-specific marketing plans and delivers innovative communications strategies to generate program attendance, entice new members, and educate stakeholders about the society and its activities and position the organization as the leading membership association in the field.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (Minimum 37.5 hours/week):

  • Assist in the development, and manage the cross-team implementation of, integrated marketing plans and innovative communications strategies focused on audience generation for SITC educational programming; membership recruitment; promoting SITC fundraising and sponsorship opportunities; publicizing scientific offerings and more
  • Manage the production of promotional materials including, but not limited to, digital and social media advertising efforts (both paid and organic), broadcast emails, website content, direct mail collateral, print ads and other support materials as identified in corresponding marketing plans
  • Generate, analyze and maintain necessary tracking reports aimed at outcome measurements to monitor success of communication activities, regularly reporting back to respective departments
  • Monitor project/program status and progress, working with the Director of Communications to adjust plan and tactics accordingly in order to be responsive to changing needs, ensure accurate messaging, and aid various society departments in meeting their membership/attendance goals
  • In concert with the Director, assist with the production of strategic media relations tools such as press releases, press kits, media spokespeople training and the like.
  • Source and manage marketing exchanges and field mailing list rental requests
  • Monitor marketing and promotional activity spending to ensure projects stay within budget
  • Stay updated with new marketing and communications technologies, best practices and industry trends to identify innovative strategies and solutions that will drive growth in quality lead generation (i.e. new members, meeting attendees and/or virtual community users)
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Communications Committee, schedule teleconferences, oversee the development and distribution of committee materials and tracking of action items 
  • Provide support to the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or like field preferred with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams both internally and with volunteer leaders.
  • Must have strong writing and organization skills and quantitative analysis abilities with experience developing data driven reports.
  • Must have a good knowledge and understanding of digital and social media marketing tactics and how they can be utilized to further the organization’s mission and message.


  • Travel of up to 2 weeks per year
  • Some evening and weekend work as needed
  • Occasional lifting, up to 50 pounds

Competitive Benefits Package:

  • EDI provides a 3% non-elective safe harbor contribution to all employees.
  • Pre-tax savings plan for dependent care, health care and transportation expenses (Flex Plan).
  • Health Insurance - POS; employer-paid premium for individual employee - immediate eligibility.
  • Dental Insurance - optional. Employee-paid premium.
  • Vision Insurance - optional. Employee-paid premium.
  • Term Life Insurance - equivalent to annual salary up to $50,000, with a buy-up option.
  • Vacation - two weeks per year (first year prorated).
  • Personal time - five days per year (first year prorated).
  • Holidays - nine paid holidays per year. Tuition Reimbursement (upon approval).
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance (employer paid after waiting period)
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance (employee paid after waiting period)
  • Parking or Bus Pass – 50% paid by employer immediately, 100% paid by employer after waiting period
  • Additional fringe benefits may be available.

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