Media & Member 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

Media & Member Communications Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI


POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director, SBM


GENERAL SUMMARY: Responsible for the overall direction, implementation and oversight of Society of Behavioral Medicine’s communications strategies.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (Minimum of 37.5 hours/week):

  • Develop, direct, and implement marketing and communication plans that help SBM achieve its mission and advance its strategic directions.
  • Plans to include: Use of technologies and other means to identify members’ interests and needs according to demographic breakdowns and other stratifications; use of technologies to continuously convey outcomes or members’ return on investment and keep members apprised of initiatives, events, opportunities and their associated outcomes.Engagement of members and prospective members and development of a system that measures member engagement in meaningful ways allowing for continuous quality improvement
  • Serve as TBM managing editor; responsibilities to include monitoring and managing the submission system and progressive steps; high-level support for editor as she develops and implements her vision for the journal; overseeing contract with publisher, ensuring compliance; and other duties as assigned.
  • Coordinate publication and posting of health policy briefs, endorsement and sign-on opportunities, annual meeting media releases, fund development materials, and other publications as required.
  • Update SBM website, Draft and post day-to-day content and new features
  • Draft, edit, and coordinate various reports and publications, including but not limited to: Award and presentation scripts for Annual Meeting and Annual Business Meeting Membership marketing materials
  • Work in collaboration with managing editor, editor, and publisher of SBM’s two journals to promote content; manage invoicing system for the two journals’ editorial offices
  • Manage and monitor communication-related budgets
  • Serve as liaison to various SBM councils and committees including but not restricted to 1) the Membership Council; and 2) the website/social media working group
  • Serve as central communications leader during SBM annual meeting, ensuring that staff work in a coordinated and efficient manner.

AMOUNT OF REQUIRED TRAVEL: One to two weeks per year; evening and weekend work may be required

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications preferred; minimum of 4 years professional experience in marketing and/or public relations. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Occasional lifting of 20-30 pounds of boxed publications or materials.

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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