Communications/Editorial, Project Management/Program Development, Public Relations
4 Year Degree
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) Communications Manager helps enhance the NSBC’s mission of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. The Communications Manager manages and implements different outreach and marketing strategies on behalf of the organization and its membership.
This position works under the general direction of the Executive Director of the NSBC and requires a working knowledge of strategic communications; program management, grant and contract preparation and oversight in order to administer the national North American Safe Boating Campaign grant.
The position also requires the Communications Manager to develop marketing plans and strategies to promote the organization and its programs and products, and oversee day-to-day management of NSBC communications and outreach efforts.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively lead, develop, manage and execute high quality internal and external communications for the NSBC such as: a comprehensive communications and marketing plan, website content, news releases, media alerts, social media campaigns and articles promoting the efforts of the National Safe Boating Council and the North American Safe Boating Campaign (including coordination of newsletters, membership material, and other NSBC communications); manage websites and an Association Management System, social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and others as identified).
Coordinate and manage the North American Safe Boating Campaign grant including year-round safe boating effort, National Safe Boating Week promotions to include: planning, developing, and implementing the North American Safe Boating Campaign program; writing grant proposal for submission to the USCG (annually); preparing the budget; adhering to federal and NSBC procurement rules and regulations governing grant expenditures and reporting.
Serve as a liaison with federal, state and local agencies, press, and general public to include planning, organizing, and conducting meetings, conferences, seminars, and press events, working with volunteers and member organizations to promote NSBC’s mission and the North American Safe Boating Campaign message.
Perform miscellaneous administrative tasks including, but not limited to: analyzing reports and studies; preparing educational materials; preparing and selecting contract bids; purchasing equipment, material and supplies; preparing and monitoring expenses.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Public relations and communications
Organizational marketing strategies
Social media marketing and management
Writing and editing skills
Public speaking and presenting
Strong interpersonal skills required; works collaboratively
Develop and maintain effective relationships with key reporters/editors in boating and outdoor media
Creating and implementing marketing initiatives
Business related computer knowledge (Microsoft Office, WordPress or related Content Management System, Association Management System, SurveyMonkey, MailChimp, social media)
Communicate clearly through writing and speaking
Identify and define problems
Develop methods for collecting measurable results and data
Build and manage the communications budget
Develop complex reports and papers
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s in Communications, Journalism, or related field
Experience Requirement: 3 Years in Communications, Journalism, or related field
Additional Requirements: Workweek: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (one half hour for lunch) reporting to the Manassas, VA office. NSBC follows the schedule of holidays as observed by the Federal government, and all full-time employees shall receive time off at the regular rate of pay for each holiday.
Special working conditions: Requires some local and long-distance travel, overnight, weekend, or extended travel on occasion. Travel is reimbursed per NSBC and federal guidelines. Some work conditions may be onboard boats and on the water.
The selected applicant must complete a NASBLA-approved boating safety course within six (6) months of hiring date.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. The NSBC accomplishes this mission by promoting outreach and research initiatives that support boating education and safety awareness; improving the professional development of boating safety educators through training; and developing and ...recognizing outstanding boating safety programs. To learn more about the NSBC and its programs, visit www.SafeBoatingCouncil.org.