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Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified individuals are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or marital status.


Anchorage

The Development & Communications Associate assists Development Director with planning of internal and external communications. Under the direction of the Development Director coordinates and implements statewide information strategies with which to provide current, relevant information to diverse audiences in the community. Uses appropriate channels to disseminate agency information on a timely basis. Interacts with Alaska’s news, public affairs and communications network. Collaborates with program managers on communications efforts for the Agency’s programs and events.

Essential Job Functions:
Communications:
•Assist and coordinate publicity for agency including program and fundraising events.
•Assist with effective media relations to include producing press releases, calendar releases and media kits.
•Assist and implements effective media campaigns throughout the state.
•Updates the agency website as directed.
•Assist with drafting, writing and editing articles about staff, board, volunteers, families, events, programs, services, awards, appointments, projects, etc. Productively seeks media placement of these as news releases, PSA’s, or other vehicles to increase public awareness of the agency and its services.
•Designs, writes and produces agency’s advertising materials (print ads, articles, radio PSA’s). Coordinates with the Education Specialists for statewide distribution of these materials.
•Identifies, develops and maintains social media venues to increase awareness of agency and its programs.
•Responsible for digital library. Photographs or coordinates volunteers to photograph events for publication and for record keeping. Videotapes education workshops and catalogues these in library.
•Obtains current information on research, legislation, public policy and health issues for in-house materials, reports and data analysis as needed.

Development:
•Assist with prospect and foundation research.
•Assist with drafting and editing proposals.
•Manage donor administration activities, including drafting donor reports, donor database entry, updates, invitations, thank you notes, and other materials as directed.
•Assist with online fundraising strategies, campaigns and calls to action.
•Assist planning tactics for online mobilization, outreach and small donor fundraising.
•Work with Development Director to develop and execute consistent communication to cultivate and grow the donor base.
•Assist with logistics and arrangements for reserving meeting spaces, makes arrangements for food and beverage service for meetings and special events as needed.
•Handles sensitive information in a confidential manner.
•Acts as back-up for Receptionist, assisting with answering telephones, greeting guests, and other front desk duties as needed.
•Other duties as assigned.

While this position is listed as full time 3/4 would be considered.

Benefits: Paid vacation, holidays & sick leave. Matching 401K and insurance.

Requirements and Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design or related field. Some of the education requirement may be substituted for additional work experience (e.g. Associate degree or two years college credit in any of the above fields plus two years paid work experience communications or development.
•Experience in news writing, public relations, journalism and/or graphic design.
•Ability to pass a state and federal criminal background check.
•Valid Alaska driver’s license with a good driving record and proof of auto insurance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledge of or the ability to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
•Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or other desktop publishing software
•Familiarity with WordPress or similar website applications
•Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
•Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions.
•Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
•High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Ability to work independently, follow directions and organize materials and time.
•Ability to operate computers and other office equipment.
•Ability to drive, and to use personal vehicle for Agency business.

Physical and Special Requirements:
•Must have the ability to perform lifting and transferring of no less than fifty pounds and demonstrate good body mechanics while performing these tasks.
•Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
•Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.

To apply send a writing sample, cover letter and resume to:
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska
Development Director
1750 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Or by email to Lorraine Guyer at: lguyer@alzalaska.org

NOTE: Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or marital status