CHOC: Communications Manager

The Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 15 November, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

CHOC CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION SOUTH AFRICA
HEAD OFFICE
REPORTS TO: CEO
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
 
MAIN PURPOSE: To be responsible for the effective and efficient development, management and coordination of the following functions – Advertising, Public Relations, Communications and the Website.
 
The incumbent’s job description includes but is not limited to the following.
 
Key Responsibilities include:

1. KPA – PR and Communications Management

  • Support the BDU Manager to generate and implement a PR and Communications strategy.
  • With the BDU Manager, create PR strategies for specific campaigns and events.
  • Ensure PR and Communications activities are compliant with and support the National PR and Communication strategy and standards.
  • For materials and designs relating to advertising, PR and communications, the Communications Manager will source, design, develop the concept, oversee and approve the process to final product ensuring branding is compliant with CHOC branding.
  • Build relationships with media partners both local and international and suppliers to promote CHOC and the cause of Childhood Cancer.
  • Manage and maintain the relationship with the media including the writing and sending out press releases.
  • Assist regions with the creation of regional PR strategies.

2. KPA – Management and Design of Communication Materials

  • Ensure that the fundraising and communication materials, both digital and printed, (such as the CHOC folder, organisational profile, donor film, e-mailers and SMS campaigns) are distributed to relevant parties.
  • Manage external communications related suppliers.
  • Design, oversee and develop the Annual Review.
  • Co-ordinate the content of the CHOC website and the development of new content, including video, photos, new sliding panels etc. Proofread all incoming content and upload.  As necessary work with BDU staff and fundraisers on collaborative initiatives such as national campaigns.
  • Create and oversee a national donor communication strategy for newsletters.
  • Conceptualise and develop customised communication for the various segments of the database when required.

3. KPA – Brand Custodian

  • Manage the brand and corporate identity and the process of making changes to, and updating, the brand identity as needed.
  • Update the corporate identity manual and disseminate to all regions to ensure that the brand identity is consistent throughout the organisation.
  • Ensure that the brand identity is consistent across all platforms, from business cards, letterhead and presentation templates to all media and communication platforms, including our website, our social media platforms, print, television and radio advertising, and marketing materials.
  • With BDU team oversee and ensure that the designs and products are up to date and are in line with our brand policy and communication strategy.

THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST ARE:
 
Qualification: Grade 12 and a related diploma or higher tertiary qualification.
 
Experience: A minimum of two years or more relevant experience; Experience in a non-profit organisation will be beneficial.
 
Additional Training / Experience: High level computer literacy, excellent written and communications skills, experience in using a CRM platform is preferred. Technical aspects of web updating are essential. Videography skills would be preferred.
 
Skills and Attributes: Attention to detail; organising skills; in depth knowledge of digital/social media; ability to work under pressure; creative and analytical skills; good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of corporates donors; strong planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities; strong team player who also works well independently.
 
Salary between R264k – R324k per annum cost to company. CHOC does not provide contributions to a medical aid scheme, pension or provident fund or a 13th month bonus.

To apply submit by e-mail a CV (maximum four pages) with the names and contact details of three referees to vacancies@choc.org.za by 15th November 2015 at the very latest.

Location: 
Johannesburg

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