Society for Neuroscience
  • Media & Communications
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Digital Communications Manager who will be responsible for the developing and implementing strategically aligned communication plans to members in the field via digital channels.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops and coordinates social media strategy and email communication.
  • Ensures email is reviewed and scheduled consistently and that all communications are formatted according to best practices to promote readership and engagement.
  • Monitor and provide analytics to partners on the effectiveness of email and social media campaigns in order to advise strategies.
  • Coordinates with marketing and other partners to establish communication priorities related specifically to social media and email to display breadth of society's activities in support of SfN's priorities.
  • Examines web, social media, and email analytics to develop messaging tactics for engagement, education, and audience growth.
  • Ensures social media channels are leveraged strategically and consistently formatted and linked with other relevant content where appropriate.
  • Manages analysis and consistent improvement of social media channel use and content effectiveness at delivering key information and priorities, facilitating community and enhancing participation and growth and engagement in each channel in alignment with organizational priorities.


Supervisory Experience:

  • Supervises one staff member, with a focus on coaching and performance management.
  • Delegates effectively, communicates expectations clearly, and provides professional development opportunities.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Communications or other relevant fields.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related professional experience required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of supervisory or team lead experience required.
  • Proven successful track-record in managing online communication and publications.
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills to seek input across the organization, working across departments.
  • Experience with platforms that manage high-volume email such as Hubspot; experience working with Sprout Social or other social media content scheduling tools; working knowledge of HTML, CMS experience (Sitecore preferred), UX, and excellent writing and message development skills.
  • Experience with associations a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing cross-channel communications.
  • Internal public relations experience.
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities in a flexible manner.
  • Exceptional time and project management skills.
  • Strong organizational and editing skills with high attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with working for a member-led organization.

If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements, a copy of your resume, and a professional writing sample for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Our generous benefits package includes:  medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.

The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people.  We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.

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