Director of Communications
Summary of Position: The Director of Communications develops, manages, and leads the
communications functions of the North American Securities Administrators Association
(NASAA). Reporting to the Executive Director, this role develops, guides, and supports the
strategy for all external communications, including NASAA’s website and social media. The
Director of Communications also will contribute to NASAA’s organizational strategic planning
and implementation process.
The Director of Communications will cultivate and maintain relationships with financial media
to build and strengthen the role of NASAA and its members as the leading voices for investor
protection. The Director of Communications advises the Board, the Executive Director, NASAA
members and Corporate Office staff on media matters. The Director of Communications also
works closely with other department leads at NASAA to advance a variety of policy and
strategic initiatives undertaken by the Association.
NASAA offers a competitive compensation package, including medical and dental benefits;
disability insurance; life insurance; and retirement plan options.
Essential responsibilities of the Director of Communications:
• Develop and implement a communications strategy that is aligned with and in support of
NASAA’s mission, vision, and goals.
• Serve as NASAA’s lead on media interactions that promote and/or impact the
Association and its members.
• Prepare news releases, Association reports, newsletters, talking points, speeches,
presentations, and other supporting material as needed.
• Work with NASAA leadership to lead swift, effective crisis communications and
reputation-protection communications strategies.
• Lead and execute social media and website strategy to improve the dissemination of
content across NASAA digital properties, including the organization’s public and
member websites and social media channels.
• Serve as primary liaison with designated web development vendors. Oversee
development of new website tools and features, as well as routine maintenance.
• Obtain proposals and manage budgets for communication efforts.
• Promote teamwork and cross-team communication and efficiency, establish priorities,
and engage in problem solving.
• Manage a communications team to support the development and execution of the
• Promote a culture of collaboration, high performance, and continuous improvement that
prioritizes learning and a commitment to quality.
Qualifications for the Director of Communications:
This position requires strong media or public relation skills including a minimum of 10 years of
experience in related industry/association or financial journalism experience, a positive attitude,
and a commitment to investor protection. This position also requires a demonstrated ability to
transform complex concepts into understandable and compelling messages and to disseminate
this information to the right audiences through appropriate channels.
Specific requirements include:
• Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or related field required. Master’s
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with increasing levels of responsibility for
organizational communications and media relations, public affairs, and public policy.
• Working understanding of investment products, securities regulation and the
legislative/regulatory policy process.
• Highly collaborative with experience developing and implementing communications
• Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
• Strong technology and computer skills including proficiency with content management
systems (especially WordPress) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Outlook). Familiarity with SEO and web content best practices for writing and
publishing, familiarity with Google Analytics, simple graphic and video editing, and
social media management a plus.
• Demonstrated understanding of how media outlets work and of current
communications/public relations best practices.
• Leadership and maturity with the ability to lead communications discussions at both the
strategic and tactical levels.
• Self-starter, able to work independently with limited guidance on a variety of key
• Enjoys creating and implementing new communications initiatives.
• Attention to detail and adaptability to varied work assignments.
NASAA is the oldest international organization dedicated to investor protection. Its 67 members
include the agencies in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin
Islands responsible for administering securities laws and regulations, the Canadian provincial
and territorial securities regulators, and the CNBV of Mexico. NASAA’s corporate office is in
NASAA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment
based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, gender, veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations
or ordinances. We are committed to diversity in the workplace and promote a drug-free
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Job posted: 2021-03-26