Collaborate with the staff and Executive Director to lead the development of internal and external communications strategies (traditional, digital, and social) that will broaden programmatic reach and deepen impact
Promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand and reputation
Increase awareness of, and affinity for, the USNSCC’s programs and brand identity across key stakeholder audiences
Recommend short- and long-term communications-related goals to the Executive Director and assist in conveying these objectives to the Board of Directors
Manage development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to the Sea Cadet Skim, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters, the USNSCC’s website, and internal communications tools (Workplace)
Coordinate website maintenance ensuring that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly
Serve as Editor-in-Chief of the USNSCC’s magazine Sea Cadet Quarterly
Conceptualize, write, and/or edit stories, message points, press releases, positioning papers, and calls-to-action promoting the USNSCC’s programs and brand identity
Collaborating with the fundraising lead, develop campaigns and manage messaging to a wide audience to foster donor support
Collaborating with the marketing lead, develop recruiting campaigns to foster membership growth
Develop and nurture relationships with media outlets, and oversee organizational response to press and stakeholder inquiries
Prepare talking points, speeches, and presentations for senior management
Mentor and lead a team member responsible for USNSCC’s social media presence
Interpersonal Skills Willingness to collaborate
Oral Communication Skills Adobe Creative Suite
Written Communication Skills Microsoft Office Suite
Bachelor’s Degree required
Five years’ experience in a communications role, preferably in a non-profit setting
Innovative thinker with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
Success in a variety of print and online media formats, with insight on how new media technologies can be best used to reach our target adolescent audience, their parents, our volunteers, and potential donors
Experience in workflow management process improvement and implementation
Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and building relationships and implementing new initiatives
High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
Telecommuting is allowed.
About U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
USNSCC is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval disciplines while instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs modeled after the Navy's professional development system.
USNSCC is comprised of two programs. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program is for young people ages 13 through the completion of high school. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior program the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), for young people ages 10 through 13.
Run by a small staff in Arlington, Virginia, we are sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.