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Senior Director―Communication

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for its members in the electrical and medical imaging industries. NEMA crafts and executes advocacy campaigns and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Senior Director - Communication is responsible for developing NEMA communication strategy and will contribute to NEMA strategic planning process.  The Senior Director will develop a technically sound Association-wide communication plan to serve as authoritative advocacy guidance and a reservoir of unbiased information.  The plan will also promote, enhance, and protect NEMA brand reputation.

The Senior Director will oversee effective integration of a broad range of public relations activities utilizing various communication products and services including: Media and public relations, organization websites, various social media channels, e-newsletters and other online communications, and traditional print materials. In addition to developing and implementing marketing strategies, the Senior Director will build and maintain enduring relationships with the media.  A priority goal is to effectively use NEMA various media channels to advocate for, and advance the organization's positions with, relevant constituents in a consistently timely and coordinated manner. 

The Senior Director - Communication, reporting directly to the President and CEO and serving as an integral member of the Senior Management team, will supervise a staff in addition to external independent contractor support.

The position is located at NEMA headquarters in Rosslyn, VA. Domestic travel (15 percent or less) may be required.

Key Responsibilities

I. Communication Strategy, Vision, and Leadership

  • Develop and implement an integrated, NEMA-wide communication strategy
  • Create and promote a brand / marketing / public relations plan to target internal and external audiences, including the media, public officials, and key influencers
  • Act as official NEMA spokesperson as required
  • Create talking points for, and provide media coaching to, other NEMA Executives

II. Communication Operations

  • Oversee and execute all copy (in print and online) and ensure alignment with strategy and NEMA positions
  • Oversee the efficacy of multimedia platforms, particularly NEMA primary website presence and ensure coordinated message/content delivery across traditional and social media channels
  • Create and oversee execution of focused, issue-specific advocacy campaigns as needed
  • Develop appropriate tools to measure the effectiveness of all media channels

III. Supervise Assigned Personnel

  • Direct, supervise, and evaluate employees, others as assigned, and contractors
  • Create growth and development plans for assigned staff
  • Provide oversight to, and ensure successful completion of, assigned meetings by subordinates

IV. Financial Management

  • Construct, obtain approval, and manage budgets at/under threshold
  • Oversee all contracts with vendors arising from the position's responsibilities
  • Secure new sources of revenue, especially from non-members

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in public relations, marketing, or communications is required, a post-graduate degree is preferred.
  • Deep experience (+10 years) working in a senior capacity managing a public affairs/communications office, association experience and issue campaign management strong pluses
  • Proven ability, (i.e. demonstrable/documented experience) creating and executing effective communication plans that include leading-edge delivery methods
  • Prior supervisory experience managing a communication/public affairs department
  • Strong project management skills, adept at multi-tasking
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top tier reporters and editors
  • Extensive, successful writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media
  • Creative and thoughtful regarding how existing and new media technologies can be best utilized, proficiency working with social media tools required
  • Confident, possess executive presence, proactive and collaborative team leader

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14486841.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for its members in the electrical and medical imaging industries. NEMA crafts and executes advocacy campaigns and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Administrative Assistant/Receptionist will provide a variety of administrative activities to support one or more Vice President(s) within NEMA.  The role assumes a highly organized, detail-oriented professional. The incumbent will process expense and other reports, perform event and meeting coordination, and discharge a range of general administrative duties. The Administrative Assistant/Receptionist also serves as NEMA's "voice", warmly greeting, assisting, and directing visitors and callers as appropriate. The position is responsible for answering multi-line phones, conference room scheduling, and providing assistance to NEMA staff as needed.

This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Administration. The Administrative Assistant/Receptionist may be requested to periodically assist NEMA staff with special projects.

The position is located at NEMA's headquarters in Rosslyn, VA, and there are minimal travel requirements.

Key Responsibilities

I.    Administrative Assistant

  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for executive level staff including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence
  • Arrange travel plans, itineraries, agendas; and compiles documents for travel-related meetings
  • Serve as administrative "go-to" to executive team by managing or coordinating special projects such as drafting and editing Power Point presentations
  • Demonstrate discretion regarding assigned proprietary work

II.    Guest and Caller Reception

  • Welcomes visitors and callers in a prompt, courteous and professional manner; responds to visitor and caller inquiries
  • Directs/escorts guests and forwards calls to appropriate NEMA staff
  • Maintains employee and department directories and signs for deliveries
  • Maintains a friendly, safe, and clean reception area by complying with office procedures and rules
  • At all times, displays the highest level of customer care and attention while demonstrating a friendly and cooperative attitude

Experience and Qualifications

  • High school diploma required, College degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1-3 years providing administrative support, receptionist, or related experience
  • Ability to answer and operate multi-line phone system
  • Articulate, with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional presence and highly customer-focused
  • Strong organizational skills a must
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of team(s)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Power Point and EXCEL

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14487031.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Office Services―Assistant

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for its members in the electrical and medical imaging industries. NEMA crafts and executes advocacy campaigns and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Assistant provides general administrative support to the organization and to the Office Services - Manager as needed.  Examples of responsibilities include: ordering catering services for all NEMA meetings, ordering office and kitchen supplies as needed, distributing incoming mail and preparing outgoing mail for shipping. The position occasionally serves as a receptionist and provides other administrative assistance to NEMA staff as needed.

This position reports directly to the Office Service - Manager. From time to time the position may be called upon to temporarily assist NEMA staff with special projects.

The position is located at NEMA headquarters in Rosslyn, VA.  There are no travel requirements associated with this position.

Key Responsibilities

I. Office Service Procedures

  • Maintain log of all submitted service orders to confirm completion
  • Ensure facility assignments are processed correctly 
  • Perform daily restocking of kitchen
  • Perform general maintenance of the facility and office equipment

II. Conference Center

  • Serve as concierge while assigned staff are on leave or away from the concierge's station
  • Coordinate and set up external catering service prior to in-house meetings, arrange for coffee, tea and other beverage services for guests

Experience and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalency required
  • Knowledge of USPS and Fed Ex procedures required
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time experience in related field
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Must be customer-focused and possess professional presence
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously – alone and as part of a team
  • Open minded, collaborative, and inclusive
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14354031.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Manager—Social Media and Editor

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for the electroindustry; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

As Manager of Social Media, the incumbent is responsible for managing social media that includes developing/editing content, administering social media aspects of marketing campaigns, and collecting and analyzing effectiveness information. This individual demonstrates a superior ability to edit for accuracy, clarity, and quality; writes, edits and produces audio and video podcasts; and assists with developing marketing campaigns and their related outlet channels.   

As Editor, the incumbent generates story ideas and is integral to readying for publication NEMA's monthly magazine and semi-monthly electronic newsletter. The incumbent produces concise written copy for print and electronic publication; schedules and maintains production calendars; writes, edits, and proofreads written corporate communication products; captures, edits, and produces short news packages and media relations materials; and works with the association's product Sections to devise and implement industry marketing plans.  The Editor also assists in updating communications portions of various NEMA-hosted websites.

The position reports to the Senior Director—Communications and Marketing.

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to 20 percent time on travel.

Key Responsibilities

I.  Be accountable for developing, editing and communicating NEMA positions and product

  • Manage communication commitments, schedules, and calendars with internal and external writers
  • Maintain editorial and stylistic standards, quality, and accuracy of content
  • Write and edit press releases, corporate communications, and stories ranging from research-heavy features to short blurbs summarizing industry news
  • Optimize all content for search engines and manage Search engine optimization campaigns
  • Identify and resolve gaps in the support structure and improve workflow processes to optimize team efficiency

II.  Be accountable for establishing, producing, and measuring social network efforts

  • Integrate social media into all NEMA-wide and Section communication plans
  • Write scripts for audio and video podcasts and coach speakers as needed
  • Develop measures of effectiveness for social media and analyze for insights

III.  Be accountable for project management related to Section marketing

  • Collaborate with Industry Directors on marketing objectives
  • Establish and adhere to Section communication budgets to include time and resources for print, electronic, and social media content
  • Create and report on marketing plans that incorporate print, electronic, and social media content to achieve those objectives

Experience and Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or similar; graduate degree a plus
  • Five-plus years writing and editing experience with an in-depth knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Minimum three years managing a production schedule
  • Minimum two years disseminating and measuring social media campaigns
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building expertise in results-oriented environment
  • Ability to conceptualize, write, edit, and schedule content for multiple publications 
  • Ability to inspire staff to deliver in a deadline-driven environment
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills and executive presence
  • Strong computer skills, HTML experience a plus
  • Proficient with content management systems, such as WordPress

Note: Three examples of individually written and/or electronic products that demonstrate proficiency in writing, social media, and project management are required with application.

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13162841.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) Product Manager

Reports to: President

Job Function:

The Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) enables manufacturers to securely share accurate and timely product and pricing data with distributors and other wholesale trading partners—in one place and one standardized electronic format.

The IDW Product Manager is responsible for product planning, development, implementation, and marketing. This includes managing the product throughout the product lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with standards and engineering to deliver the service. The IDW Product Manager will also work with sales, marketing, and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met and that the product's direction supports the company's overall strategy and goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the product strategy and roadmap.
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product.
  • Establish pricing models to meet revenue and profitability goals.
  • Develop sales tools and collateral.
  • Create and maintain an annual budget to ensure success.
  • Brief and train the sales force and support staff.
  • Brief press and analysts and go on press tours
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition.
  • Perform product demos for customers.
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.
  • Act as a leader within the company.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • At least one product development example and sample of an effective document delivered in the past.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated success defining and launching products.
  • Familiarity with the market for electrical products.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.

If you are interested in, and qualify for, this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to careers@idea4industry.com.

 

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