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Communications Manager - AAPM
Summary
Title:Communications Manager - AAPM
ID:1198
Organization:AAPM
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:09/16/2022
Location:Alexandria, VA
Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF JOB:

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is seeking a Communications Manager to oversee the Association’s communications and social media presences. As the Communication Manager, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the communications strategy and messaging to support the Association’s mission of advancing medicine through excellence in the science, education and professional practice of medical physics. You will act as informed communications liaison to collaborate with volunteers and HQ team on effective messaging materials.

AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958, composed of more than 8000 scientists whose clinical practice is dedicated to ensuring accuracy, safety and quality in the use of radiation in medical procedures such as medical imaging and radiation therapy. AAPM supports scientists and  and focuses on its mission of advancing medicine through science. 
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS 30%

  • Determine key opportunities for effective messaging to outside audiences, including but not limited to patients, the general public, administrators, and peer organizations;
  • Maintain strong working knowledge of AAPM programs and services to provide current, relevant, and proactive guidance on maximizing messaging opportunities;
  • Build and cultivate key relationships across peer organizations to help procure news and facilitate ongoing communication;
  • Serve as media contact for the Association, including coordination of press releases with HQ and member input as needed;
  • Provide consultative review and editing to communications to ensure clarity of messaging and tone. Apply understanding of operations to improve material's depth and relevance to its audience.

SOCIAL MEDIA 30%

  • Coordinate and implement in-depth meeting and publication marketing schedules.
  • Monitor AAPM social media accounts for instances requiring a response or when a response provides an opportunity to reinforce key messaging and/or policy.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing social media calendar with volunteer and HQ team input.
  • Collaborates with AAPM groups with dedicated social media platforms;
  • Monitor Association social media and use independent judgment and discretion to efficiently determine or recommend best course of action.

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS 25%

  • Identify and pursue opportunities for the promotion of AAPM programs and services across web, print, and digital communication methods.
  • Develop internal communications plans and associated strategies that identify target audiences, appropriate messages, channels, activities, and resources.
  • Coordinate creation and execution of regular scheduled member email communications and organizational notices.
  • Analyze communication activities for alignment with AAPM key messaging, guidelines, and strategic initiatives.

COMMITTEE SUPPORT 10%

  • Act as primary staff support to relevant AAPM groups as needed, specifically Communication Coordination Committee and its various subgroups.

OTHER FUNCTIONS 5%

  • Other duties as assigned.
     

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in communications or a related field required;
  • Minimum of five years in communications or press releases. Experience in a scientific, medical, or professional society environment preferred;
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated effectiveness working in a team environment;
  • Must communicate effectively with management, colleagues, and Association leaders;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, identify mission critical processes and adapt to shifting job requirements with minimal supervision;
  • Fluent in social media platforms, project management software, and bulk email software. Familiarity with HTML and graphics strongly preferred;
  • High-level proficiency in a MAC environment, including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat;
  • Ability to travel both internationally and domestically as needed for the Association.
 
What is AAPM? 

AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958, composed of more than 8000 scientists whose clinical practice is dedicated to ensuring accuracy, safety and quality in the use of radiation in medical procedures such as medical imaging and radiation therapy. We are generally known as medical physicists and are uniquely positioned across medical specialties due to our responsibility to connect the physician to the patient through the use of radiation producing technology in both diagnosing and treating people. The responsibility of the medical physicist is to assure that the radiation prescribed in imaging and radiation therapy is delivered accurately and safely.

The mission of AAPM is advancing medicine through excellence in the science, education and professional practice of medical physics; a broad-based scientific and professional discipline which encompasses physical principles with applications in biology and medicine. With members in 92 countries, AAPM supports the Medical Physics community with a focus on advancing patient care through education, improving safety and efficacy of radiation oncology and medical imaging procedures through research, and the maintenance of professional standards.

AAPM publishes two scholarly journals Medical Physics, and the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (JACMP), as well as an AAPM Report Series. AAPM sponsors three scientific meetings each year, a spring clinical meeting, a main summer annual meeting, and a fall scientific meeting (joint with the Radiological Society of North America).



*Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter

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