The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE Texas Section) is accepting resumes from qualified applicants to serve as a full-time Communications Manager.
Who we are: ASCE Texas Section is a member-driven nonprofit organization supported by a small staff in Austin. We have 10,000 members throughout the state as well as 15 local Branches, 17 Student Chapters, and 6 Technical Institute Chapters. We advance our communities through the development of civil engineers as leaders who create a legacy of service through: technical proficiency, educational opportunities, and professional advocacy. We do this by providing members with a leadership laboratory, high-quality technical content, and statewide events. There’s a lot to know about us; please check us out online: www.TexASCE.org
Who we want: The Communications Manager is an innovative communicator with a passion for graphic design and a successful background in marketing, social media administration, and communications, preferably in a nonprofit setting. Our organization needs a narrator who is eager to craft and share the stories of civil engineers who are building a better quality of life across the street and around the world. The Communications Manager is team player who is data and results driven, technologically savvy, demonstrates a deep understanding of our organization’s brand and voice, and can communicate effectively to multiple audiences about our work. The Communications Manager believes a marketing plan should be developed alongside a program or event, not as an afterthought.
What you’ll bring:
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or Marketing, or equivalent experience
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, HTML, and Adobe Creative Cloud Applications including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Familiarity with Yourmembership.com website platform or similar Content Resource Management Solutions
Social media administration with strong knowledge and understanding of current trends
Innovative editing, layout and design, and professional printing skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Dependable and detail-oriented
Ability to lead a team of members (i.e., volunteers) and manage relationships with multiple contractors
Bonus points if you also bring:
Experience with a nonprofit organization, such as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6)
Experience with Archival Digital Asset Management software including keywords and categorization
Event photography and video experience
Experience drafting press releases and pitching stories to media outlets
Your general job duties (by percentage of total time) will include:
Internal and External Communications (60%)
Establish and maintain communications vehicles for ASCE Texas Section: Draft and communicate key association messages, news announcements, press releases, e-newsletters, and articles in trade publications.
Promote association members and leadership through all communication channels.
Edit, design and manage the publication of the Texas Civil Engineer quarterly magazine. Solicit articles and procure graphics/images with the support of ASCE Texas Section’s Editorial Committee.
Promote events: Student Symposium, Texas Civil Engineering Conference, webinars, and leadership training
Website Maintenance: Create and update blogs, event and registration pages, advertisements, calendar, store, and graphics. Report on website and email analytics.
Branding and Marketing (30%)
Create, maintain, and communicate brand standards for association and Texas Civil Engineering Conference.
Develop content campaigns for use on website, in e-newsletters, and social media.
Assist Conference Planning Committee including project management, meeting planning, HTML email campaigns, social media, advertisements, trade show materials, and promotional items.
Work with members to populate electronic apps with conference information.
Create, distribute and report on surveys.
Organization Support (10%)
Assist members and leadership with presentations, articles, and self-promotion
Maintain digital archive using metadata
Create quarterly Communications Reports
Facilitate webinars and online meetings
Research software and new media outlets
Additional Salary Information: ASCE Texas Section offers a generous leave and benefits package, including PTO and company contributions to both medical benefits and 401(k) retirement savings plan. In addition, we offer a fun, flexible work environment, company sponsored activities, and a commitment to support each employee’s endeavors in continuing education. The selected applicant will report to the Executive Director.
About American Society of Civil Engineers - Texas Section (ASCE Texas Section)
ASCE Texas Section is a member-driven nonprofit organization supported by a small staff in Austin. We have 10,000 members throughout the state as well as 15 local Branches, 17 Student Chapters, and 6 Technical Institute Chapters. We advance our communities through the development of civil engineers as leaders who create a legacy of service through: technical proficiency, educational opportunities,... and professional advocacy. We do this by providing members with a leadership laboratory, high-quality technical content, and statewide events. There’s a lot to know about us; please check us out online: www.TexASCE.org