Posted 2 years ago

Communications and Outreach Officer

Job Description:

Strategy

  • Close collaboration with A.P.S. organizational leadership (executive and research) to develop annual A.P.S. strategic objectives (e.g., key themes that will be researched, fundraising goals, etc.)
  • Development of agenda and presentation and coordination of annual strategy meeting with A.P.S. organizational leadership.
  • The development and implementation of a communications strategy for A.P.S. that builds on annual strategic organizational objectives and maintains a positive organizational brand.
  • Management of annual A.P.S. communications budget.
  • Setting organizational protocol (e.g., filing system)
  • Oversight over A.P.S. communications and branding in various online and print platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and industry magazines.
  • Establishing and managing up to 10 key Tier 1 media relations (local, regional, and international)
  • Acting as organizational spokesperson and responds to members of the media in a timely manner; composes and distributes press releases as needed.
  • Direct assistance to A.P.S. executive leadership in developing presentations, speeches, and other important corporate messages.
  • Ensuring quality control of all information released.

Talent acquisition and management (communications)
Identification and oversight over a diversely skilled communications team:

  • Press

– Media relations

– Editorial managers

  • Digital

– Social media / web content managers

– Web developers

  • Content creators 

– Arabizers

– Photographers / videographers

– Graphic designers

Driving an evidence-based communications management culture
Cultivation of an environment of readiness and alertness by setting daily / weekly / bi-weekly targets and individual performance KPIs, across press, events and digital channels (e.g., pieces of coverage, thought leadership, attendance, inquiries, website traffic, engagement rates, etc.)

Implementation

  • Oversight over all key vendors across all channels the development and maintenance of the corporate website including methods to deliver messages, ease of navigation, and clarity of information; ensures that all content is current and relevant.
  • Oversight of corporate communications and branding in various online and print platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and industry magazines.
  • Oversight of the development and maintenance of the corporate website including methods to deliver messages, ease of navigation, and clarity of information; ensuring all content is current and relevant.
  • Provision of guidance concerning graphics, clarity, distribution, and press releases
  • The development and presentation of quarterly achievement / challenges report on A.P.S. communications and outreach activities

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Strategic thinking with the ability to multitask.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Organized with attention to detail.
  • Superior ability to write in a journalistic style that is customary for corporate and external publications.
  • Excellent managerial and organizational abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to coordinate efforts of various teams in order to present a coherent message.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree Communications, Journalism, Digital Media, Marketing, or related field.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in communications administration of which at least two years in a management role.

Position is open until July 31, 2022 – Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume and a cover letter to solutions@aucegypt.edu  stating “NEW Communications and Outreach Officer – 2022” in the subject line.

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  • Cairo, Egypt
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