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Organization NameAmerican Library Association
Job TitleCommunications Manager
Geographic AreaChicago Illinois
Job CityChicago
Job StateIL
Organization Profile

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.

Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

Job Overview

The American Library Association is seeking a Communications Manager for the Public Programs Office.

Job Description


This grant-funded position will develop, execute, and provide strategic direction for the office’s communications/marketing programs and services.

Responsible for working with PPO staff to promote grant opportunities, e-learning programs, conference events, awards, and fundraising campaigns.

Direct integrated strategic communications, marketing and promotional efforts for PPO including but not limited to press releases, social media, member communications web content, digital marketing, and conference based presentations.

Oversee production/distribution of marketing data, including monthly e-newsletter.

Job Qualifications


Minimum of 5 to7 years experience in a similar role; with 2 to 3 years in public relations/marketing, branding and communications strategy; writing promotional and marketing materials; computer skills/experience; social media marketing experience. Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in Communications or related field.

Compensation & Benefits

Starting salary from the low $50s; negotiable based on experience. ALA offers an excellent benefit package including low-cost medical/dental insurance, retirement plan, and generous paid vacation.

How To Apply

For consideration apply directly online at: (additional documents may be uploaded on the same screen as your resume)


Forward your resume, cover letter to: American Library Association, Human Resources Dept. Ref. commmgrPPO, 50 E. Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611, fax: 312/280-5270, email: with "Communications Manager - BSN" in the subject line.

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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