This posting is for a full-time salaried position located in a hybrid environment at ULC’s Washington, D.C. office. ULC offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance and an employer funded retirement plan.
Telecommuting is allowed.
This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C.
Who We Are:
The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) has spent 50 years enriching communities by strengthening and promoting the value of libraries as essential public assets. As a nonprofit membership organization of more than 160 libraries in North America, ULC provides a forum for library leaders to share best practices and innovative ideas that support 21st-century learning, a strong economy and an active democracy. ULC’s members are thought leaders dedicated to innovation and the continuous transformation of communities. ULC’s programs focus on today’s critical issues, including anti-racism, economic and workforce development, education, environmental sustainability, health and public safety.
ULC seeks a dynamic, collaborative and creative Communications Manager who will work with North America’s most innovative public library systems to ensure the public library – the most trusted public institution – is able to make continuous and lasting impact on the communities they serve. This position reports to the Director of Communications.
What You Will Do:
Consistent with the mission and vision of ULC, develop and execute communications projects and initiatives related to the organization’s annual work plan.
Manage the creation of marketing and communications materials through information gathering, developing key messages and writing and editing communications.
Contribute to communications projects, which may include but are not limited to activity guides, toolkits, brochures, articles, posters, flyers, press releases, newsletters, video scripts, marketing materials and meeting presentations.
Manage and ensure an up-to-date monthly communications calendar to identify opportunities and implement upcoming priorities.
Design layouts for blog posts and articles to be published internally and externally.
Understand and embed the ULC brand and voice in all content, partnering with other team members to maintain consistency in content across the organization.
Lead social media and targeted engagement and outreach to leaders, members and partners.
Create and support graphic design needs including customizing templates for emails, websites, collateral, presentations and social media
Develop and post web content and ensure the upkeep of ULC websites, working with other members of the team to enhance website appearance and user experience.
Support team with copyediting, communications advice and refining and aligning key messages.
Measure, track and analyze newsletter, news media, web and social media
ULC Team Statement on Race and Social Equity:
We are committed to racial and social equity by contributing to a more just society in which everyone can realize their full potential. This includes holding ourselves accountable for an open environment that encourages honest dialogue and a commitment to anti-racism.
What You Bring:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism, graphic design or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 4-6 years of experience in communications for a nonprofit, association, public library system or city/county government.
Strong communication skills including graphic design, writing, and copy editing.
Knowledge of AP style and media monitoring software.
Experience in project management, social media management and building brand presence.
Expertise with email marketing tools (i.e., Constant Contact).
Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred.
Web-savvy and have working knowledge of content management systems, HTML coding, digital graphics production, blog writing/formatting and social media.
Cover letter and resume should be sent to email@example.com to the attention of Angela Goodrich, Finance and Administration Executive.
Founded in 1971, ULC is an innovation and action tank of North America’s leading public library systems. ULC drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships to elevate the power of libraries as essential, transformative institutions for the 21st-century. ULC identifies significant challenges facing today’s communities and develops new tools and techniques to help libraries achieve stronger outcomes in education, workforce and economic development, digital equity and race and social equity. For more information, visit www.urbanlibraries.org.