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MOCA is searching for a Communications and Marketing Manager. Please find details about this role and the job application process below.


Key Responsibilities

The Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective communication and marketing strategies to advance MOCA’s mission. This person will work to ensure our messages are conveyed to our multiple target audiences and is responsible for significant external interaction with MOCA and the community. It is critical that this position represent MOCA professionally and with an emphasis on MOCA’s mission, programs, services, events and support for women with ovarian cancer. In addition to the key responsibilities listed below, the position will be responsible for other duties as assigned.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Media relations
– Nurture, develop and maintain strong local media relationships.
– Spearhead multi-media public education campaigns to extend the impact of our mission.
– Work with local regional and national press to pitch stories, op-ed articles and identify other opportunities to enhance MOCA’s visibility.
– Develop media and marketing plans for all special events, including but not limited to: HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer, Molly Cade Memorial Golf Tournament, the Black, White & Teal Gala, Light Duluth Teal and others.
– Coordinate all media outreach for MOCA; write and disseminate press releases and media advisories and serve as liaison between reporters and producers and MOCA spokespeople.
– Train MOCA representatives to communicate with the press effectively.
– As appropriate, conduct press outreach in collaboration with third-party fundraisers.

– Oversee all content development and manage all brand activities providing guidance and oversight to staff and spokespeople on key messages, promotional events, educational mailings and other organizational communications.
– Responsible for varied and integrated communications products and services including newsletter and other print publication, web, e-news and other online communications.
– Develop and implement external communications for all special events, including content for event brochures, programs, invitations, scripts, community advertising and PSAs.
– Develop and implement internal communications of events to MOCA members, utilizing the newsletter, MOCA website and targeted mailings.
– Develop content and edit materials for e-blasts, brochures, symptom cards, annual reports, website updates, event and program informational pieces, and other items as assigned.

Online Communications
– Manage and develop dynamic content for MOCA’s website and social media accounts.
– Work with pro-bono web team on content management.
– Develop online activism campaigns and other web-based campaigns.
– Develop schedule and content for e-blasts.

Assist Fundraising Efforts
– Work on annual fundraising efforts, including Year-End
Giving campaign, Give to the Max Day and other fundraising efforts as developed.
– Develop online and mobile messages and strategies for giving campaigns.
– Story mine ideas on profiles, draft quotes and materials.

Team and Resource Management
– Work collaboratively with other MOCA staff, board, interns and volunteers.
– Manage relationship with pro-bono PR firm and other communications assets.
– Manage communications intern.

– BA/BS degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field.
– A minimum of 5 years experience, implementing effective communications initiatives and demonstrated media relations competency.
– Experience working with the press and designing and implementing communication strategies.
– Proficiency in Adobe inDesign and WordPress.
– Photography/Videography experience a plus.
– Demonstrated project management skills.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Previous nonprofit experience desired.
– Ability to demonstrate initiative and work autonomously.

Additional position information:
– Position reports directly to the Executive Director.
– This position is currently structured as 32 hours. There is some flexibility with regard to hours worked. Evening and weekend hours are required at times.

To apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Kathleen Gavin at by September 3, 2019.

Amy Skubitz Ovarian Cancer