International Foodservice Distributors Association, Inc.
Location: Tysons Corner Area
Type: Full Time (Remote & In Office)
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
IFDA offers competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, life and short term and long term disability, insurance coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan with a profit sharing plan, flexible office hours, a 37.5 hour work week and so much more!
Internal Number: 412
IFDA is seeking an experienced, energetic, and creative Manager of Communications to assist in developing and implementing communications campaigns and activities for all of IFDA’s programs, events, and initiatives. Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communications, this position will ensure IFDA’s brand, voice, and mission are clearly communicated in alignment with IFDA’s organizational goals and strategic priorities. This position requires strict attention to detail and superior writing skills. The position relies heavily on strong, collaborative relationships with staff members and stakeholders.
Write media advisories and other collateral, including talking points, articles, op-eds, and letters to the editor, to drive prominent, high-quality coverage of the foodservice distribution industry.
Write, edit, and proofread various materials, including emails, articles, blogs, and reports.
Develop and support the production schedule/calendar for all external communications.
Curate content, edit, contribute and manage all of IFDA’s electronic newsletters.
Manage website content and maintenance.
Assist in the production of event scripts and presentations.
Monitor media activities and press coverage of IFDA and produce regular reports about coverage.
Work with relevant staff and leadership to measure, monitor, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of communications programs in support of key priorities.
Maintain awareness of IFDA’s advocacy and policy positions to identify media outreach and educational opportunities.
Additional Responsibilities and Duties:
Proofread all of IFDA’s external communications.
When needed, support daily social media posts and marketing emails.
Assist with IFDA events as needed.
Assist with writing, designing, editing and proofing of event materials.
Assist with the design and set-up of the IFDA app for each event and participate in communication with app vendor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Comprehensive writing/editing and social media skills are required as is an ability to understand complex issues and translate them into effective strategic communications.
Accountability, precision, accuracy, creativity, project management, and critical thinking.
Ability to generate consensus and work effectively with staff at all levels.
Execute day to day tasks and work independently.
Ability to prioritize competing tasks and achieve objectives.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related discipline.
3+ years of experience in communications, social media, marketing and/or other relevant experience
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related discipline
Excellent written communications skills for a variety of media (blog, website, social media, and media outlets)
Demonstrated use of various technologies including social media platforms, MS office, and content management systems
Superior proof-reading skills
Demonstrated experience using analytics to inform and improve campaign performance
Association experience desired, but not required
Ability to self-direct work and establish priorities
About International Foodservice Distributors Association, Inc.
IFDA is the premier trade association for the foodservice distribution industry. With a combined annual sales volume of almost $300 billion, foodservice distributors are vital drivers of the American economy. IFDA Member Companies play a critical role in the foodservice industry supply chain, delivering food and other products to more than one million professional kitchens every day.
Our Mission: IFDA provides leadership and action on industry issues most important to our members' success.
Our Vision: To be the place where industry leaders address the industry's biggest challenges and opportunities.
IFDA continues to work diligently to advance the interests of foodservice distributors through government relations, industry relations, education, and research. We exist to help our members succeed!
Visit www.ifdaonline.org for more information about IFDA.