The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Communications Manager. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education. The Organization: LAFLA (www.LAFLA.org) consists of approximately 123 employees. LAFLA has an annual operating budget of more than $16 million and operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org
POSITION: Reporting to the Chief Development and Marketing Director, the Communications Manager will serve as an integral member of the management team. The Communications Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the LAFLA’s 2018 Communication Plan and directly manage activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand reputation and highlight LAFLA’s leadership on poverty law related issues. This individual will be an ambassador for the organization and will need to build relationships with the media.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: • Responsible for implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive communications and public relations program that will enhance LAFLA’s image and position within the community it serves, funders and the general public, and facilitate internal and external communications. • Ensure articulation of LAFLA’s desired image and position; assure consistent communication of the image and position, both internally and externally. • Manage the development, distribution and maintenance of all LAFLA publications including but not limited to digital newsletter, advocacy reports, brochures, annual report, annual dinner video, social media and website. • Actively engage, cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding LAFLA’s programs, special events, public announcements and other projects. • Serve as spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions that help promote or impact LAFLA. Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting materials as needed. • Coordinate the appearance of all LAFLA print and electronic materials including but not limited to use of logo, brochures and website. Manage relationship with outside vendors including printers, graphic designers and website administrators. • Work with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them. • Oversee management of website including content development. • Additional projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field is required. • Five to seven years of experience working in communications, marketing or public relations, preferably in the non-profit sector. • Extensive successful writing and editing experience with variety of print and online communications media. • Highly collaborative style with demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities. • Strong, creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal marketing skills. • Creative and thoughtful on how new media technologies can be utilized. • Demonstrated successful experience with writing press releases, making presentations, and negotiating with media; familiarity with Los Angeles media a plus. • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications. • Commitment to working with shared leadership and cross-functional teams. • Excellent and persuasive communicator. • Self-reliant, good problem solver and results oriented. • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time. • Strong computer skills, familiarity with computer design and publishing tools. • Passion for LAFLA’s mission.
HOW TO APPLY -Please submit a cover letter and resume online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Communications Manager” in the subject line.