The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research (the Academy) is a non-profit organization, focused on advocacy and education in support of federal funding for medical imaging research.
The Academy is seeking an experienced professional for a Director of Communications and Membership, to maintain and improve organizational branding and messaging for internal and external communications. This position will work with a two-person communications staff to create and execute initiatives intended to raise awareness of our mission and work, as well as the state of policy and grassroots efforts to our membership. This position reports to the Executive Director.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will work closely with a diverse membership. Specifically, this position will serve as the Academy’s messaging, communications, content and editing expert.
Oversee internal and external communications, outreach, marketing, branding for all events and recruitment to promote the organization’s mission and goals
Bring fresh ideas to the table, be proactive
Prepare and manage consistent messaging internally and externally in alignment with our goals
Develop strong relationships with our members to maximize opportunities
Orchestrate and maintain communication through digital and social media
Maintain and expand communications advocacy efforts
Manage newsletter and website content/design outreach
Ensures all events are planned to capture the attention of the intended audience
Manage the production of annual event ensuring membership engagement and collaboration
Performs other related duties as assigned within a small organization
5-7 years experience, preferably advocacy/research oriented
Familiarity with NIH a plus
Strong professional writing, editing and proofreading skills
Experience with mass outreach platforms (i.e. Informz and I4A)
Experience with digital and social media outlets as effective tools for outreach
Proficiency in translating complex topics into compelling stories for variable audiences
Outstanding organizational and time management skills, with strong attention to detail
Demonstrated effective communication skills
Proven ability to work on a range of time-sensitive projects simultaneously with limited supervision
Experience in building and supporting membership growth with successful outcomes
Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work independently
How to apply:
Interested parties must submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to the following email address: ETownley@acadrad.org to be considered. Phone calls are not accepted.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Our office environment is intimate, casual, high energy, and focused. This is a full time position with a competitive benefits package. Salary range is commensurate with experience. Office is within walking distance of Farragut Metro stations.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience; health, dental, vision, 401(k), other benefits provided.
About The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research
The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research is an alliance of professional imaging societies with a large and diverse coalition and Academic Councils. The mission of the Academy is to raise the profile of imaging research through education and advocacy. The Academy works to increase resources and opportunities for the imaging research community, and to promote the translation of that research to enhance human health.In conjunction with the efforts of the Academy, the Coalition for Imaging & Bioengineering Research (CIBR), a Division of the Academy, is a dedicated partnership of more than 200 academic research departments, patient advocacy groups, imaging societies and industry partners that lead advocacy efforts in support of imaging research. CIBR’s mission is to increase the profile of imaging through education and advocacy, link the benefits of imaging to improvements in patient care, highlight the effect federal funding has on each stakeholder within the imaging community, and show the potential cost savings of advanced imaging technologies.