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Communications Director
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.
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 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.
Communications Director
 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.
To learn more about Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, please explore our website. Qualified
candidates are invited to submit a resume online at http://metroaging.org/careers/
Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans