Director of Communications

Director of Communications

Director of Communications

Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB), a nonprofit biomedical and technology research organization, is looking for a full-time Director of Communications who will be located in our NYC office to support the development and execution of an annual communications strategic plan in collaboration with the Head of Communications and CVB leadership team.

The individual will contribute to our integrated, organization-wide plan to broaden awareness of CVB’s brand identity across key stakeholder audiences. This will include supporting the development of a brand/marketing/public relations strategy that will allow CVB leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media, public officials, and key influencers. This position will help drive the creation of detailed goal/ROI driven plans.

The Director of Communications will help manage projects, content development (press releases, etc.), proactive media relations, social media strategy & execution, including online fundraising support, branding, external stakeholder interaction strategy, community growth and retention at CVB. They will also engage in direct awareness campaigns, as they relate to communications and must align their planning/activities with the overall goals of the organization.

The successful candidate will be personable, proactive, and highly methodical in his/her attentiveness to detail, with 10+ years as an experienced communication professional, ideally in the biotech and/or medical sciences. Prior experience with similar organizations and an agency background is preferred.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate a past record of strategic and tactical success and a working knowledge of targeted analytics tools. In addition, the applicant must possess strong presentation, verbal and written skills to passionately communicate the needs and solutions for individuals with brain disease to a variety of audiences. The candidate must have a strong work ethic, excellent judgement, and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities:

The candidate will be assigned to manage CVB communications and support the CVB mission to advance biomarkers, diagnostics, translational research tools, and accelerate therapeutic development for target brain diseases

  • Work closely with the Head of Communications to ensure all communication activities maximize the impact and effectiveness of branding and identity-building and share of voice for a newer organization:
    • Manage and regulate, all messaging both internally and externally, ensuring that CVB’s messaging is consistent across all platforms
    • Develop and implement pro-active earned media campaigns
    • Vigilant monitoring of CVB’s presence on a variety of online forums, including social media, printed news, television, etc
    • Manage all external communications interaction, as it relates to perceptions and branding of CVB
    • Help support internal and external communications processes and key performance indicators as they relate to communications
    • Oversee administrative functions as they relate to communication management
    • Work with several cross-functional stakeholders, responsible for developing resource plans for multiple large and small campaigns
    • Manage multiple event/communication activities, with many functional teams, through full lifecycle from high-level concept to deployment
    • Support development of an integrated communications strategy both externally and internally
    • Articulate CVB’s mission via communication activities in a clear and concise way that speaks to a variety of audiences
    • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a BA in communications or similar degree
  • Background in healthcare or biomedical communications required, neuroscience experience a plus
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in communications; agency and in-house experience a plus
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of communications, project management, and customer relations
  • Familiarity of the biotech development process is preferred
  • Experience working in a Communications or Marketing team setting
  • Must be comfortable with communicating both verbally and in writing
  • Must have the determination to see projects through to the end
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently
  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of key stakeholders
  • Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office: PPT, Word, Excel and Project Management Tracking software
  • Excellent English communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time

About Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a non-profit 501(c)(3) biomedical research and technology organization dedicated to advancing brain health by fast-tracking precision diagnostics and tailored therapeutics.

To Apply:

We offer a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package.

Please visit https://cohenveteransbioscience.applicantpro.com to apply.

Please include resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.

CVB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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