The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a national not-for-profit association, established in 1863 & representing over 93,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a Social Media Manager to join our Marketing & Communications team located in our headquarters office in Schaumburg, IL. Structured to work for its members, AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. Our mission is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Media Relations, the Social Media Manager is responsible for developing and executing social media strategies that advance AVMA’s ability to promote the veterinary profession, inform the public, enhance the AVMA brand, engage members and enhance overall member experiences. This position manages the AVMA’s social media portfolio, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and podcasts. In close collaboration with internal partners, they will lead and execute social media strategies that include writing and editing, social media monitoring, campaign measurement and reporting, and scheduling social media ads. The role must be able to design creative campaigns with strategic messaging that resonate with the AVMA membership, the veterinary profession, stakeholders and the public. Approximately 15% travel.
The AVMA offers a flexible/supportive work environment & excellent benefits. Deadline for application is 4/15/19. Application must include cover letter, resume, & salary requirements. Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the AVMA:
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources, state and federal advocacy, opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $40M+ annual operating budget.
To be successful in this role, you must be highly collaborative and passionate about AVMA’s mission and increasing member satisfaction and engagement. Additional qualifications include:
Minimum of five years of communications experience, including relevant experience in executing social media strategy
BS/BA in marketing, communications, technology, public relations or related fields
Energetic and creative, and able to think of unique approaches to communication with a range of audiences
Proven experience managing social media platforms, developing strategies, leading campaigns and using social media best practices with a solid understanding of digital content strategies
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Strong team-building and project management skills
Must be proficient at using Adobe Photoshop and PC (MS Word and Excel).
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact with all levels within the organization as well as external contacts.
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments while meeting deadlines
Preferred experience with Google Analytics
Understanding of design best practices and emerging trends desired
Must be accountable for and able to work outside of normal business hours as required
About American Veterinary Medical Association
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with a Government Relations Division in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the veterinary profession. The AVMA provides many benefits to its members, including information resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $40M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement and paid time-off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.