Associate State Director – Communications
We’re millions of members strong – with more joining us every day—the “most powerful grassroots organization” around according to Fortune magazine. In fact, we’re more involved in your community than ever before. With 53 State Offices across the country, here’s your chance to take action in St. Paul and throughout Minnesota!
Working to build a significant presence for AARP in Minnesota, you will develop and implement well-coordinated communications strategies integrating efforts with advocacy and community outreach initiatives to inform and move volunteers, members, government and elected officials, and the general public to action. A primary focus will be to cultivate media relations, develop and implement messages for campaigns, and support volunteer and staff spokespersons. Other
communication functions include the development of news releases, media advisories, event management, press conferences, speeches, testimony, Web and newsletter content. Ability to multi-task and work collegially in a team is a must.
Requires: Completion of bachelors degree in Communications, Public Relations or a related discipline and 5 - 7 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position. Demonstrated strong understanding of media relations, communications, and public relations; excellent communication (written/oral), marketing, interpersonal, and planning skills. Issue campaign experience and knowledge of state and federal government preferred. Travel up to 50%.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online directly at www.aarpjobs.com (position listed under “Communications” category).