ICC | International Code Council
  • 13-Feb-2017 to 14-Apr-2017 (EST)
  • Communications
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Director of Communications is the Communications leader of the International Code Council and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.  Primary responsibilities include development and oversight of strategic communications initiatives and media relations; oversight of Periodicals Manager, E Newsletter Editor, Building Safety Journal Editor, and Web Content/Social Media Editor; This position requires a high energy, media savvy individual to create, direct and manage the structure, tone and content for all communications to internal ICC leadership, chapter members and external audiences. This position requires 20% travel.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assess and evaluate existing communications vehicles, tactics and strategies.
  • Provide oversight and enhancement of the ICC brand, including creation of awareness/positioning initiatives for both internal and external audiences.
  • Create and direct strategic communications plan with appropriate tactics.
  • Oversee internal and external communications for consistent messaging and credibility across multiple communications channels.
  • Stay current on best practices and ensure implementation.
  • Monitor and measure communications effectiveness.
  • Provide crisis communications counsel and support.
  • Provide counsel and support to Board officers and Board directors as directed by the Chief Executive Officer and in response to inquiries from Board members  
  • Manage and write releases, articles, executive correspondence, speeches, scripts, talking points.
  • Point of Contact for media, responds to media inquiries.
  • Provide staff department leadership, oversight, coaching and mentoring.
  • Maintains awareness, profile and contact with other related industry organizations.
  • Develop and manage communications budget.
  • 20% travel

Essential Skills, Education, Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in public relations, media relations and corporate and/or nonprofit communications.
  • Strong, demonstrated writing skills across broad range of communications vehicles.
  • A bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, English, New Media or demonstrated organization professional experience. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective time management and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Team player with consensus-building skills and understanding of association operational imperatives.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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