Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA)

Communications Manager

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Montana Credit Unions for Community Development
Helena, Montana, United States
4 days ago

Description

Montana’s Credit Unions is looking for a full-time Communications Manager. The person in this position is responsible for performing external and internal communications functions for Montana’s Credit Unions (MCU) ensuring credit unions are reflected positively and promoted actively.

The Communications Manager supports MCU’s overall public relations strategy, which encompasses corporate communications, community relations, and media relations. The Communications Manager will be responsible for the creation of content and integration of multiple marketing mediums to tell our brand story and support building awareness. The position effectively utilizes a variety of social, digital, and video to engage consumers and promote Montana CU activities; is responsible for maintaining various pages on the website; and provides tracking and measurement of communication activities.  The position continually seeks ways to promote credit unions to garner greater consumer awareness of their mission and benefits.

The Communications Manager will have experience in writing and distributing press releases, media pitches and letters to the editor, and maintains regular contact with credit unions to identify stories of interest to the media. This position monitors media coverage, both in print and electronic sources, seeking appropriate avenues for comment.



Requirements

Requirements for this position include a wide variety of qualifications and skills, encompassing but not limited to the following:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in marketing, communications, public relations or related field.
  • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of layout and design software programs (ex. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or Canva); Microsoft Office Suite; Video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, etc; and ability to perform basic web design and content management using Wordpress.
  • Familiarity and experience with Online Email and/or social media scheduling tools.
  • Proven organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently; persistent and follow through consistently; project management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, strong knowledge of layout and AP Style, comfort with editing others’ work, and the ability to apply consistency and standards across the Montana’s Credit Unions entities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field; or the equivalent combination of skills and experience.
  • Interpersonal skills and abilities include: Ability to work well with all types of personalities and interact effectively with staff, providing guidance and information; and comfortable working independently and cooperatively with others.  
  • The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust.  Ability to obtain cooperation, internally and externally, is an important part of the job.
  • Minimum physical requirements include: Sitting for extended periods of time; telephone interaction; extensive reading; some travel away from the office, in automobiles and commercial airlines; and the ability to use computer systems (repetitive motion).

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64013412
  • Location:
    Helena, Montana, United States
  • Position Title: Communications Manager
  • Company Name For Job: Montana Credit Unions for Community Development
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • Job Function: Marketing/Public Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $45,000.00 - $57,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Montana Credit Unions for Community Development is a state-wide nonprofit organization working together with Montana's credit unions to improve the lives and financial independence of all Montanans. We work closely with our parent organization, the Montana Credit Union Network, who has been serving Montana's credit unions as the state credit union trade association for over 70 years. Currently our efforts are in the following areas: ~ Consumer Education ~ Free Tax Services ~ Matched Savings Accounts ~ Combating...

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