The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and its non-profit affiliate the NADO ResearchFoundation (NADO RF) are seeking a Communications Manager to coordinate messaging and outreach activities and to support communications deliverables for various grant-funded programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to drafting, editing, and distributing various forms of written communication highlighting NADO member activities and NADO RF programming; writing, managing, and updating web content; developing and disseminating newsletters and other updates; building and curating social media platforms; graphic design for written and printed content; and coordinating outreach for NADO awards programs.
The Communications Manager will have strong organizational skills, with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines. The position requires excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills and an ability to set goals, take initiative, use sound judgment, and work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of staff, NADO members, and organizational partners.
Designs, manages, and delivers the NADO and NADO Research Foundation’s communications and outreach strategy to promote and amplify the work of staff, member organizations, and
Leads communications activities by designing, writing, editing, and sharing communications and outreach materials across a variety of
Develops written content and design elements for NADO communications, including our weekly NADO News e- newsletter, e-mail campaigns and updates, and other forms of written
Updates NADO’s website with relevant and timely
Grows and maintains a high-quality presence for NADO on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn), and evaluates new digital opportunities as they
Manages, designs, and deploys innovative digital campaigns for NADO and NADO RF to reach members, partners, and funders via social media and other digital
Utilizes various analytics tools to track performance of website and social media content, campaigns, channels, etc. and uses data analysis to make strategic recommendations for improvements, including SEO
Provides design support for written and printed materials, including layout for reports, issue briefs, case studies, and
Helps to ensure communications-related NADO RF grant deliverables are met, including communicating by phone, email, in-person, or via virtual platforms with regional development organization professionals, other professional staff and members of other associations, federal agency partners, and other
Manages event-related communications activities in collaboration and coordination with
Manages communications and outreach efforts in support of NADO Awards programs (Impact Awards, Excellence Awards, and Photo Contest).
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s regional development organizations. The association and its members promote regional strategies, partnerships, and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across America’s local communities.