Communications Director

04 Jan, 2022

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Communications Director

Armed Services Arts Partnership
Washington, DC

ABOUT ASAP

The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) is the largest community arts organization serving the military community in the US. ASAP fosters creative communities where veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers thrive through the arts. Our free, immersive classes include stand-up comedy, storytelling, improv, creative writing, acting, drawing, and more. Research demonstrates ASAP participants experience significant, lasting improvements in resilience, belonging, self-esteem, and self-discovery.

ASAP chapters are currently located in Washington, DC; Hampton Roads, VA; San Diego, CA; and Indianapolis, IN — and we are expanding nationally. We’ve reached 1,700 unique veterans in six years, and our alumni have performed for an estimated 150,000+ audience members, including shows at the Warner Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, and at The White House under President Obama. We have been featured by CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, NPR, The Washington Post, POLITICO, and Forbes.

THIS ROLE

Location: Remote role based in the Washington, DC metro area. Some in-person event attendance is required. Up to 20% travel time.

Business hours: Full-time, flexible hours.

Job Highlight: You’ll be responsible for leading a small and scrappy team to tell ASAP’s story across mediums and platforms.

Position overview

As the leader of ASAP’s Communications Team, you’ll manage a small and fun-loving team of part-time employees and contractors to promote classes, raise money and grow our brand. The Communications Manager works closely with the Executive Director to ensure every piece of content that ASAP puts out is beautiful, sharp, and effective.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will galvanize people to take classes and come to shows. You will work with our Programs team to spread the word about classes and performances. Using social media, newsletters, peer-to-peer and other recruitment strategies, you will strive to increase applicants and audience members month over month.
  • You will drive ASAP’s digital revenue streams. You will be ASAP’s point person for our recurring donor program (Stage Pass) and digital fundraising campaigns. You will work as part of our Development team on all fundraising initiatives including major events and corporate engagement.
  • You will build and safeguard ASAP’s brand. As ASAP’s brand builder, you will work to grow our following across social media and our digital presence. As brand safeguard, you will make sure ASAP’s values are promoted, guidelines are maintained, and standards are upheld across all public communications.

YOU’LL LOVE THIS ROLE IF…

You’re agile and practical. You get things done, solve problems, and remove obstacles.

You’re a great communicator. You listen carefully and can articulate your vision clearly. You keep everyone looped in so that projects get done efficiently and effectively.

You’re a strategic thinker. You know how to prioritize your days to meet ASAP’s organizational goals, you know how to delegate, and you know how to say “no.”

You’re a team player. You thrive in a creative and fast-paced start-up environment with people who are passionate about their work. You’re excited to work with other departments and find joy in coaching team members to maximize their effectiveness.

You’re organized and detail-oriented. You manage time effectively and can remain organized while working on multiple projects at once.

You’re curious. You constantly seek out opportunities to sharpen ASAP’s communication effort. You love critical feedback because it is a chance to get better.

You’re creative. You have ideas that might seem a little out there. You love working with different people to synthesize your vision into manageable and consumable products and messages.

RELEVANT SKILLS

Required

  • 5+ years of experience in a digital marketing role with a proven track record in driving user acquisition and revenue growth
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills
  • Track record of successfully managing cross-platform events and campaigns
  • Meaningful project and people management experience
  • A strong grasp and ability to utilize all aspects of digital marketing and relevant data to drive successful program development
  • A strong goal-oriented and metrics-driven work approach

Preferred:

  • A good eye for design
  • Experience organizing and promoting events
  • Familiarity or personal connection with military, comedy, or arts communities
  • Tech Stack: Mailchimp, Google Suite, WordPress, Funraise, Loomly, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Slack, Google Analytics

COMPENSATION & WORK SCHEDULE

  • Annual compensation of $75,000-$80,000
  • Full healthcare, vision, and dental benefits
  • Retirement plan with employer contribution
  • $1,500 annual leadership development stipend
  • Generous holiday schedule and 18 days PTO
  • Opportunities to publish op-eds and academic articles, speak at conferences and panels, and represent ASAP to the media

HOW TO APPLY

Ready to join the team? Please email the following application materials along with any questions to recruiting@asapasap.org. Applications missing any required materials will not be reviewed.

  1. Resume
  2. Statement of Interest of no more than 300 words explaining why you’re a good fit.
  3. One piece of content you have produced over the past year.

We will review applications and schedule interviews on a rolling basis.

Job posted: 2022-01-04