The Society for Neuroscience is looking for a self-motivated and agile professional to support our Digital Strategy function. The Digital Communications Manager, under the direction of the Digital Strategy Director, manages a team of two staff members focused on digital communication within and for the organization. Additionally, this position will develop and implement strategically aligned communication plans to communicate with members in the field via digital communication channels.
You're responsible for:
Providing leadership of digital communication with the organization, working closely with partners.
Leading, coordinating, and developing social media strategy and email communication.
Monitoring and providing analytics to partners on the effectiveness of email and social media campaigns to advise strategies.
Coordinating with marketing and other partners to execute established communication priorities related specifically to social media and email to display breadth of society’s activities in support of SfN’s priorities.
Ensuring social media channels are leveraged strategically, consistently formatted, and linked with other relevant content where appropriate.
Managing analysis and consistent improvement of social media channel use and content effectiveness at delivering key information and priorities, facilitating community, and enhancing participation and growth in each channel in alignment with organizational priorities.
Providing support in posting content to and making updates on SfN.org in collaboration with partners, focusing specifically on homepage and landing page messaging.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with implementing cross-channel marketing and communications.
Understanding of website, social media, email outreach, design, UX, and messaging principles.
Proven ability to set priorities, take initiative, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong project management skills.
Ability and judgment to work confidently around senior leaders and support them in executing legislative projects, as well as to represent SfN and its positions in coalitions and other strategic relationships.
Ability to multitask and work with supervisor to adjust priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs.
Internal public relations experience.
Familiarity with associations a plus.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required, preferably in Communications or other relevant field.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in managing online communications and publications.
Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience.
Comprehensive health plan through United Healthcare with a fully funded HRA up to $1,500, plus dental and vision coverage through MetLife
Hybrid work environment (we are fully remote now and plan to return to a hybrid model in January with 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home)
39-51 days of annual paid time off depending on seniority, including holidays, vacation, and sick leave
20 days of paid parental leave for new parents
Retirement plans with employer contributions up to 8%
Employee assistance plans
Life and disability insurance
Flexible spending accounts
SfN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Please provide a resume and cover letter with your application. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.
Founded in 1969, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) now has more than 36,000 members in more than 95 countries. Year-round programming includes the publishing of two highly regarded scientific journals, JNeurosci and eNeuro; professional development resources and career training through Neuronline¸ the Society’s home for learning and discussion; science advocacy and public policy engagement including annual Capitol Hill Day; and a variety of engaging public outreach efforts, led by the expanding and interactive collection of public-facing resources on BrainFacts.org.
Nearly 100 staff committed to SfN’s mission are employed at its headquarters building in downtown Washington, D.C., which the Society has owned since 2006. SfN’s annual meeting regularly attracts more than 30,000 attendees, representing 80 countries; 536 exhibiting companies; and close to 300 journalists.
SfN exists to:
Advance scientific exchange;
Support the neuroscience community;
Educate and engage the public; and
Advocate for the field.