Communications Director

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

First, Let Us Introduce Ourselves:

We are Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, a leader, advocate and partner in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan region for 23 years. As an agency focused on the many aspects of aging well, we support communities, older adults, caregivers, aging-related sectors and others to help the population age successfully in the manner each individual prefers. We are entrepreneurial, innovative and growing with a strong commitment to diversity – a perfect environment for a creative and forward-looking communications leader. This position will be part time initially.

Position Details

Communications Director
Twin Cities Metro
North St. Paul, MN

What Strengths Are We Looking For?

  • Strategic thinking with ability to effectively create and implement communication strategies. Demonstrated knowledge of communication platforms, including social media and website.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Passion for working in a mission-focused nonprofit. 
  • A big picture thinker who can efficiently and accurately manage details.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Facilitate the development of a strong social media platform and continue development of website content and enhancements to broaden and strengthen the MAAA brand. 
  • Develop and implement external communications strategies relevant to agency’s strategic priorities. 
  • Develop and implement internal communication strategies to support board- and staff-related communication opportunities. 
  • Facilitate and regularly evaluate the agency’s communications plan, including producing and disseminating outreach tools such as the annual report, e-newsletters, and web site content and maintaining the MAAA brand. 
  • Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities and prepares talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting communication, as needed. 
  • Participate in strategic planning for the organization. 
  • Collaborate with leadership team providing leadership in formulating strategies and plans for MAAA’s current and future business.

What Skills Do You Need To Be Considered for This Position?

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, brand management, public or business administration or related field. 
  • Minimum of five years related experience in developing and implementing communication strategies. 
  • Knowledge of aging services, health care and the non-profit sector strongly preferred. 
  • Ability to align communication strategies and tactics with organization’s priorities. 
  • Ability to take knowledge and transform it into relevant and compelling messages, and disseminate it to target audiences. 
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills. 
  • Highly collaborative working style. 
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and to work innovatively. 
  • Strong competency in computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, SharePoint. 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress and/or HTML preferred.

What Are The Perks?

  • Strong, consistent history of growth, financial stability, and effective leadership, 
  • Generous paid time off benefit of 26 days/year plus 8 holidays (prorated), 
  • Pension plan with 5% match, 
  • Professional challenge, 
  • Positive and collaborative work environment, and 
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact in a growing and visionary organization.

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