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Communications Manager

USA - Milwaukee, WI
10 Apr

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WORKING WITH CLIENT ASSOCIATION: Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, SITC
REPORTS TO: Director of Communications, SITC
STATUS: Exempt

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is a non-profit medical professional society of influential scientists, academicians, researchers, clinicians, government representatives, and industry leaders from around the world dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes by advancing the science and application of cancer immunotherapy. Reporting to the society Director of Communications, the Communications Manager implements society program- and project-specific marketing plans and delivers innovative communications strategies to generate program attendance, entice new members, and educate stakeholders about the society and its activities and position the organization as the leading membership association in the field.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (Minimum (...) hours/week):

  • Assist in the development, and manage the cross-team implementation, of integrated marketing plans and innovative communications strategies aimed at meeting audience generation for membership recruitment, promoting SITC fundraising and sponsorship opportunities, publicizing scientific advancements and more
  • Manage the production of promotional materials including, but not limited to, direct mail collateral, digital and social media ads and organic posts, print ads, direct correspondence, broadcast emails, and other support materials in corresponding marketing plans
  • Manage the production of promotional components of collateral materials related to educational activities such as the preliminary program, final program, syllabi, etc.
  • In concert with the Director, assist with the production of desired media relations tools such as press releases, press kits, media spokespeople training, and the like
  • Generate necessary tracking reports aimed at outcome measurements for monitoring success of communication activities and update as necessary
  • Source and manage marketing exchanges and field mailing list rental requests
  • Monitor marketing and promotional activity spend to ensure projects stay within budget
  • Monitor project/program status and progress, working with the Director of Communications to adjust plan and tactics accordingly in order to be responsive to changing needs, ensure accurate messaging, and aid various society departments in meeting their membership/attendance goals
  • Stay updated on new marketing and communications technologies, best practices, and industry trends to identify innovative strategies and solutions that will drive growth in quality lead generation ((...) new members, meeting attendees, and/or virtual community users)
  • Serve as staff liaison to appropriate committees, schedule teleconferences, oversee the development and distribution of committee materials and tracking of action items
  • Provide support to the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience Required
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or like field preferred with at least five years of relevant experience. Ability to work independently and with teams both internally and with volunteer leaders. Must meet deadlines, have strong organizational and writing skills and quantitative analysis abilities with experience developing data driven reports. Must have a good knowledge and understanding of social media and online community platforms and how they can be utilized to further the organization's mission and message. Ability to use creativity while maintaining excellent communication skills in all forms.


  • Travel of up to 2 weeks per year
  • Some evening and weekend work as needed
  • Occasional lifting, up to 50 pounds