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Communications Manager

ASCE Texas Section
Austin, Texas

The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE Texas Section) is accepting resumes from qualified applicants to serve as a full-time Communications Manager.

Who we are: ASCE Texas Section is a member-driven nonprofit organization supported by a small staff in Austin. We have 10,000 members throughout the state as well as 15 local Branches, 17 Student Chapters, and 6 Technical Institute Chapters. We advance our communities through the development of civil engineers as leaders who create a legacy of service through: technical proficiency, educational opportunities, and professional advocacy. We do this by providing members with a leadership laboratory, high-quality technical content, and statewide events. There’s a lot to know about us; please check us out online:

Who we want: The Communications Manager is an innovative communicator with a passion for graphic design and a successful background in marketing, social media administration, and communications, preferably in a nonprofit setting. Our organization needs a narrator who is eager to craft and share the stories of civil engineers who are building a better quality of life across the street and around the world. The Communications Manager is team player who is data and results driven, technologically savvy, demonstrates a deep understanding of our organization’s brand and voice, and can communicate effectively to multiple audiences about our work. The Communications Manager believes a marketing plan should be developed alongside a program or event, not as an afterthought.    

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or Marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, HTML, and Adobe Creative Cloud Applications including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Familiarity with website platform or similar Content Resource Management Solutions
  • Social media administration with strong knowledge and understanding of current trends
  • Innovative editing, layout and design, and professional printing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Dependable and detail-oriented
  • Ability to lead a team of members (i.e., volunteers) and manage relationships with multiple contractors

Bonus points if you also bring:

  • Experience with a nonprofit organization, such as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6)
  • Experience with Archival Digital Asset Management software including keywords and categorization
  • Event photography and video experience
  • Experience drafting press releases and pitching stories to media outlets
  • Blogging experience

Your general job duties (by percentage of total time) will include:

  • Internal and External Communications (60%)
    • Establish and maintain communications vehicles for ASCE Texas Section: Draft and communicate key association messages, news announcements, press releases, e-newsletters, and articles in trade publications.
    • Promote association members and leadership through all communication channels.
    • Edit, design and manage the publication of the Texas Civil Engineer quarterly magazine. Solicit articles and procure graphics/images with the support of ASCE Texas Section’s Editorial Committee.
    • Promote events: Student Symposium, Texas Civil Engineering Conference, webinars, and leadership training
    • Website Maintenance: Create and update blogs, event and registration pages, advertisements, calendar, store, and graphics. Report on website and email analytics.
  • Branding and Marketing (30%)
    • Create, maintain, and communicate brand standards for association and Texas Civil Engineering Conference.
    • Develop content campaigns for use on website, in e-newsletters, and social media.
    • Assist Conference Planning Committee including project management, meeting planning, HTML email campaigns, social media, advertisements, trade show materials, and promotional items.
    • Work with members to populate electronic apps with conference information.
    • Create, distribute and report on surveys.
  • Organization Support (10%)
    • Assist members and leadership with presentations, articles, and self-promotion
    • Maintain digital archive using metadata
    • Create quarterly Communications Reports
    • Facilitate webinars and online meetings
    • Research software and new media outlets

Additional Details:

ASCE Texas Section offers a generous leave and benefits package, including PTO and company contributions to both medical benefits and 401(k) retirement savings plan. In addition, we offer a fun, flexible work environment, company sponsored activities, and a commitment to support each employee’s endeavors in continuing education. The selected applicant will report to the Executive Director.

Compensation: $40,000 to $50,000 annual salary based on qualifications

Location: 1524 S. IH-35, Suite 180, Austin, Texas  78704

Hours: Full-time, flexible between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Start Date: August 7, 2017

Ready to join our team?

Please submit your resume and any supporting information electronically by July 23, 2017 to:

Lindsay O’Leary, P.E., LEED AP, Texas Section ASCE Executive Director at LOLeary[at]TexASCE[dot]org