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Hiring: Greater Phoenix Leadership Seeks Director, Member Engagement & Communications

Reports to: President & CEO

Organizational Summary

Greater Phoenix Leadership, a membership-based organization of the valley’s leading CEO’s, aligning leadership and resources at the intersection of the business, government, philanthropy and education sectors, seeks a dynamic and skilled team member to create, implement and improve the work of GPL via enhanced communications and member engagement.

Job Description and Key Functions

With general supervision and in partnership with the CEO, the Director of Member Engagement & Communications has primary responsibility for creating, implementing and maximizing all external and internal communication tools, social media strategies and activation while providing strong and stable support and encouragement for GPL members to maximize their membership engagement with, and on behalf of, Greater Phoenix Leadership.

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Manage GPL’s social media presence, develop content for social media channels, monitor online discussions on topics of relevance to GPL and seek opportunities to promote members, GPL brand and improve market share of influence in public policy and among community stakeholders.
  • Create, prepare, disseminate and actively pitch press releases, media advisories, and GPL statements on public policy issues, maintain extensive contacts with journalists.
  • Develop strategic communications plans, including proactive efforts to advance and highlight GPL’s goals, partnerships and outcomes, along with creating rapid response capacity regarding issues/policies that impact GPL’s goals, work and/or that of our partners and stakeholders.
  • Work with CEO and GPL leadership/members who are chairs/co-chairs of assigned committees on agenda creation, all meeting logistics, meeting minutes, follow-up, speakers/presenters, and briefing materials as requested within a “completed staff work” culture of accepting responsibility.
  • Create, prepare, and disseminate policy information and materials related to assigned committees, ensuring GPL committee members are kept abreast with accurate and timely information on issues.
  • Actively engage and participate externally in the broader community at levels necessary to maintain knowledge and relationships on assigned committee topics, represent GPL at meetings and gatherings of other groups and organizations working in similar areas.
  • Engage with leadership and members of GPL in timely and professional manner in execution of all duties and responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned, individually or in partnership with other staff/partners

Competencies Required

  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience writing press releases, guest editorials, position papers, talking points and other communication tools for community and organizational leaders.
  • Excellent understanding and active utilization of social media platforms and technology tools for rapid response.
  • Organized, focused and detail-oriented project management skills, meeting planning and execution experience, often working in cross-functional teams with representatives from varying organizations and sectors.
  • Knowledge of the tools, programs and policies for creating and sustaining a strong and vibrant business climate. General knowledge of Arizona and Greater Phoenix business community ecosystem, and the public policy issues facing the business community.
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill GPL’s professional expectations of accountability, active collaboration, strong work ethic and a commitment to open communication, respect, diversity and professionalism.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication, Journalism, Political Science or related field required, and 6 years’ experience performing similar work in a business, NGO or governmental setting; or more than ten years of professional experience.

Work Environment

The position is located at the GPL office:   400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 555, Phoenix, AZ

Salary and Benefits

GPL offers a market-based competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed, and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter, with references, to GPLJobs@gplinc.org. No phone calls, please.