Communications/Editorial, Marketing, Public Relations
Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is seeking a Director of Communications to plan, execute, and evaluate the association’s communications strategy, including but not limited to, marketing, promotions, graphic design, and public relations. BRR is the largest local REALTOR® association in Idaho, serving more than 5,600 real estate professionals through programs in advocacy, education, and networking, and two wholly-owned subsidiaries — the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service and the REALTORS® Community Foundation. Learn more about our mission, programs, and services at boirealtors.com.
What’s in it for you: You’ll get to know the residential real estate industry inside and out (if you don’t already) by making sure our members stay informed about our programs and services, industry news, best practices, legislative issues, events and education, and more. You’ll be plugged into to a national group of REALTOR® associations from which you can source content and fresh ideas, plus, have access to an outstanding network of professionals. You’ll be encouraged to read, write, post, share, inform, and express ideas that will improve our members’ businesses. You’ll have the freedom to try new tools, formats, and mediums while communicating with our members. You’ll get free coffee and tea every day, too! (Hey, sometimes it’s the little things). Maybe most importantly, though, you’ll get to work with an outstanding group of people who truly love serving REALTORS® and this industry — including our staff, volunteer leaders, and members. Need proof? BRR was named as one of the “Best Places to Work in Idaho” in 2018, 2019, and 2020!
What you’ll do:
Create and manage the development and implementation of an integrated marketing and communications plan, supporting the Association’s strategic plan and programs.
Develop and execute all communications, marketing, and design projects, in collaboration with the Communications Manager and any contractors, by utilizing online, in-person, print, social, video, and promotions, ensuring adherence to the association’s brand standards.
Oversee the association’s public relations by writing and distributing press releases, maintaining a targeted media contact list, promptly responding to all media inquiries, arranging appropriate staff or leadership interviews, building and maintaining relationships with media contacts, and monitoring and tracking media coverage featuring the association and members.
Oversee the association’s co-marketing agreements and affinity partnerships.
Assist the Director of Operations with the association’s technology vendors, as needed.
Act as staff liaison to the Affiliate Advisory Group and Communications Advisory Group, and in collaboration with the Director of Education, the Gem and Elmore County Advisory Groups.
Who we’re looking for: We are seeking an individual with excellent writing and proofing skills, who is a thoughtful and strategic communicator, and an eye for great design. They will understand the importance of tailoring messages to different groups and channels. They will also have a handle on the latest trends and tools for communications and design, and the ability to plan and produce digital and printed items with a modern, clean aesthetic (we like symmetry and white space) that are always on brand. A degree in communications, design, and/or marketing, plus at least five years minimum relevant work experience is preferred. Experience in or knowledge of residential real estate, non-profit organizations, and/or association management is a plus but not required. Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish and English are preferred. Most importantly, we are seeking someone with outstanding communications and customer service skills, who proactively solves problems, has a great sense of humor, and, who enjoys collaborating with others. (In other words, our communications can’t be terrible, and the staff wants to work with someone nice. Duh.)
Schedule, Compensation, Physical Demands, and Work Environment:
Full-time, exempt from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, plus early morning/evening/weekend hours for special events from time-to-time. Salary commensurate with experience and local market wages. BRR offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, paid time off, and retirement benefits.
Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time, lift and carry supplies weighing up to 20 pounds, and stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking. Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time, speak concisely and effectively communicate, have the visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.
While there may be instances when this position can work remotely, due to the (typical) in-person nature of our work, we are seeking someone to work on-site at our Boise, Idaho-based office. Local candidates preferred. No relocation available.
BRR is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
BRR staff may not have an active real estate license, nor can they accept or give real estate-related referrals.
How to apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and any work samples that highlight applicable experience, to Breanna Vanstrom, BRR’s Chief Executive Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “Director of Communications Application.” Applications accepted through Friday, April 9, 2021. No phone calls, please.
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About Boise Regional REALTORS®
Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is the largest local REALTOR® association in Idaho. BRR is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation with two wholly-owned subsidiaries — the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service, Inc. and the REALTOR® Community Foundation. BRR's mission is to provide members with tools and resources to conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully.