Communications Manager

Susan G. Komen Wisconsin

About Susan G. Komen:

Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.

About Komen Wisconsin:

Komen Wisconsin is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across Wisconsin.

Position Details

Communications Manager
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

This position reports to the Executive Director and works in close contact with the development and mission staff. He/She will lead the strategy, development, and execution of the marketing and communications programs for Komen Wisconsin. This position requires excellent communication and design skills along with an ability to build robust relationships with media partners. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of executing communication and marketing plans, and is expected to exercise discretion and independent judgment on matters of significance to the operations of the Affiliate.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute an annual communications and marketing plan to motivate key internal and external audiences to donate, participate in events, and take other actions to support the organization’s strategic goals across all channels (print/digital/web/social/email/PR)
  • Develop and disseminate strategic messaging consistent with Susan G. Komen® branding that communicates Affiliate’s local community health impact
  • Manage and maintain media relationships, ensuring media deadlines for all advertising and outreach are adhered to and media sponsorship agreements are fulfilled, including cultivating relationships with reporters
  • Create autoresponders and communications for events, end of year and Giving Tuesday campaigns
  • Partner with development staff to ensure proper recognition and stewardship of donors
  • Produce and distribute Affiliate-wide and event-specific publications, including, but not limited to: website content, email, creative for online, television, radio and print advertisements and PSAs, videos, posters, social media posts, e-newsletters, annual reports, brochures, fact sheets, and promotional items
  • Ensure quality, accuracy, and consistency of message and design across Affiliate materials
  • Serve as a communications resource to support the Affiliate’s community health, public policy and fund development efforts
  • Analyze and report effectiveness of program outreach in motivating target audiences
  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate public relations/communications interns from area universities
  • Work on other Affiliate projects and events as assigned 
  • Serve as spokesperson for the organization as needed
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Public Relations/Marketing or related field
  • Internship experience in the communications field with emphasis on digital media
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in writing, editing and designing materials for print- and web-based communications 
  • Understanding of consumers’ utilization and engagement with online, television, radio and print platforms 
  • Experience creating and delivering compelling presentations 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines, managing multiple projects and adjusting to changing priorities 
  • Self-motivated team player 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • 403b investment
  • Generous PTO and holiday time off

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