The American Urological Association (AUA), the premier urologic association providing support to the urologic community, is currently searching for a Corporate and Foundation Communications Director position located in our Linthicum, Maryland office. This position is temporarily remote and will have the possibility to telecommute up to 3 days a week.
This position is responsible for developing the strategic direction and leading the overall planning and execution of all external communications activities for the American Urological Association (AUA) and Urology Care Foundation (UCF), including media relations, corporate communications, public outreach, websites and social media. In addition, this position oversees patient education and the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History.
The individual in this position will:
Develop and implement communications, public relations and patient education strategies and tactics for the AUA and UCF.
Plan and implement communications, media relations, public affairs, web, social media and patient education initiatives and campaigns to members, key stakeholders and the general public.
Serve as a key media contact for fulfilling media inquiries, including triaging and arranging interviews between key members and the media; following-up with press; and building and maintaining relationships with reporters.
Draft and disseminate media messages, releases, advisories, presentations, executive communications and other media materials on behalf of AUA and UCF Board and senior leadership.
Oversee the development and implementation of the Annual Meeting press program.
Oversee the development and implementation of patient education materials
What we have to Offer
We strive to create a positive experience for employees through our commitment to effective talent acquisition and onboarding, talent management and career development, providing a positive working environment, and our focus on physical, mental, and financial wellness. We offer a highly competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; discretionary contribution and 403(b) plans; generous leave program; paid holidays; sick leave; on-site gym; company-paid life, LTD, and STD insurance; beautiful facility; very generous contributions to continuing education and tuition reimbursement.
We welcome interested and qualified candidates to apply for this position by visiting our Career Center. No relocation is available for this position.
If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
To be Successful
Candidates must provide leadership and have effective strategic thinking skills. It is essential that the individual in this role have strong professional, collaborative, and communication skills; strong creative and attention to detail competencies.
BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Business or related field required. Advanced degree or Public Relations/Communications certification preferred. Experience in association or healthcare marketing a plus.
Ten to twelve years’ experience in communications
Five to seven years’ supervisory experience
Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies
Experience in patient education/health care a plus
Ability to effectively plan, organize, prioritize and complete assignments on time, accurately and within budget.
Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, ever changing environment.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 22,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.