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Department: Development

Reports to: SVP, Development & Communications

Supervises: Interns, Volunteers

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

WHY CURESEARCH

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a non-profit organization conducting a search for the right person to join our highly passionate, talented and dedicated team. We offer you the chance to put your experience and energy to work for an agile, forward-thinking organization in pursuit of ending childhood cancer. The role comes with responsibility and high demands, but offers the significant reward of feeling good about the work you do and working along side others that share your drive. We, as a team, fight to end children’s cancer.

Job Summary

The Communications Manager will create highly engaging content to support our fundraising, marketing, and program initiatives across all communications platforms: website, blogs, social, annual appeals, donor communications, campaign emails, press releases, presentation decks and other print and digital platforms. Externally, this role will build and manage relationships with media outlets, partner organizations, and volunteer leaders.

This collaborative role offers the opportunity to manage a wide range of content creation, from crafting compelling stories from patient families, volunteers, and partners to communicating complex scientific information in a clear and digestible way. You’ll use your skills in creativity, attention to detail, and project management for a fast-paced non-profit environment.

This is a full-time position and will be conducted remotely from the successful candidate’s home office. Salary range: $50-$60K

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to hr-bc4@curesearch.org.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create engaging, high-quality written content for all communications platforms and formats, maintaining consistent brand voice and standards.
  • Manage brand and content creation guidelines. Provide edits and guidance to staff, volunteers, and partners to best implement brand standards and ensure content consistency in style, quality, messaging, and brand voice.
  • In partnership with our Digital Marketing Manager, develop SEO-adapted content and ensure continuous assessment and modification to maximize reach.
  • Build, distribute, and maintain/monitor print and electronic collateral, keeping content library fresh, accurate and properly aligned with our brand.
  • Manage communications projects as assigned, working closely with staff, vendors, and volunteers to meet deadlines.
  • Oversee email, event, and direct appeal calendars; support design staff to add visual interest to content.
  • Contribute to annual and quarterly editorial calendars.
  • Create media lists and build relationships with relevant outlets and reporters.
  • Create press releases, press kits, and related materials.
  • Develop and manage blog content. Highlight organizational impact, volunteer leadership, key partnerships, and critical topics in pediatric cancer.
  • Supervise interns and volunteers as needed.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, marketing, journalism, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years professional experience producing written content for multiple mediums.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.

 Competencies

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of our organization’s various types of content.
  • A dual-minded approach: You’re highly creative and an excellent writer but can also use data to make decisions that drive business growth.
  • Desire and ability to thrive in fast-paced, resource-constrained environment.
  • Capable of setting clear priorities and nimble enough to adjust as new opportunities arise.

Physical demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment.

CureSearch has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee ability to perform the position described. It is not an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

CureSearch is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment and employment is determined on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to HR-BC4@curesearch.org.

We are proud to be an EEO Employer.

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