Position:  Senior Communications Manager, SITC
Location:  Milwaukee, WI
Job Id:  33106
# of Openings:  1

Senior Communications Manager, SITC
CLIENT ASSOCIATION: Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, SITC
REPORTS TO: Director of Communications, SITC
DIRECT REPORTS: Communications Coordinator, SITC
The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is a non-profit medical professional society of influential scientists, academicians, researchers, clinicians, government representatives, and industry leaders from around the world dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes by advancing the science and application of cancer immunotherapy. Reporting to the society Director of Communications, the Senior Communications Manager implements society program- and project-specific marketing plans delivering innovative communications strategies to generate program attendance, entice new members, and educate stakeholders about the society and its activities and position the organization as the leading membership association in the field.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (Minimum 37.5 hours/week):
  • Under the guidance of the Director of Communication, lead the development, and manage the cross-team implementation, of integrated marketing plans and innovative communications strategies aimed at meeting audience generation for SITC fundraising and sponsorship opportunities, publicizing scientific advancements and more
  • Oversee the production of promotional materials including, but not limited to, direct mail collateral, digital and social media ads and organic posts, print ads, direct correspondence, broadcast emails, and other support materials in corresponding marketing plans
  • Oversee strategic vision of society’s official website and lead coordination of website improvement projects, including launch of new content initiatives, society microsites or refresh of existing content
  • In concert with the Director of Communications, assist with the production of desired media relations tools such as press releases, press kits, media spokespeople training, and the like
  • Under the guidance of the Director of Communications, oversee tracking reports demonstrating key analytics and outcome measurements for monitoring success of communication activities
  • Working alongside Director of Communications, monitor marketing and promotional activity spending to ensure projects stay within budget
  • Monitor project/program status and progress, working with the Director of Communications to adjust plan and tactics accordingly to be responsive to changing needs, ensure accurate messaging and aid various society departments in meeting membership/attendance goals
  • Working alongside Director of Communications, review and provide edits to materials as needed created by Manager of Communications
  • Stay updated on new marketing and communications technologies, best practices, and industry trends to identify innovative strategies and solutions that will drive growth in quality lead generation (i.e. new members, meeting attendees, and/or virtual community users)
  • Supervise Coordinator of Communications’ activities including day-to-day support and training, as necessary, of required tasks expected of the position
  • Other duties as assigned
Education/Experience Required
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or like field preferred with at least five years of relevant experience. Ability to work independently and with teams both internally and with volunteer leaders. Must meet deadlines, have strong organizational and writing skills and quantitative analysis abilities with experience developing data driven reports.  Must have a good knowledge and understanding of social media and online community platforms and how they can further the organization’s mission and message. Ability to use creativity while maintaining excellent communication skills in all forms.
  • Travel of up to 3 weeks per year
  • Some evening and weekend work as needed
  • Occasional lifting, up to 50 pounds

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