Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is hiring a Communications Manager to join our team. The Communications Manager will support marketing and communications efforts and strategy across the organization and its programs. This role will uphold the organizational brand while increasing WRA’s ability to influence decision makers, donors, partners, reporters, and others to accomplish the organization’s mission and objectives. This position will be primarily responsible for guiding and executing a broad range of public relations activities targeted to key audiences across WRA’s programs and states that advance specific organizational and policy priorities. Specific duties include implementing communications strategies with staff and coalitions to help advance policy outcomes; crafting effective and persuasive audience-centric messaging and communications materials; supporting with writing and fulfilling communications elements in specific grants; facilitating earned media opportunities in collaboration with staff; and contributing content, feedback, and ideas to other marketing and communication efforts.
This position may work remotely in our seven-state region, in one of our six offices, or a hybrid of the two. Our seven-state region includes Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. WRA has offices located in Boulder, CO; Carson City, NV; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; and Santa Fe, NM. Access to a major airport is required, as this position involves some travel.
Salary And Benefits
The salary range is $65,000 -$80,000 annually; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes a 401(k) retirement plan with up to 5% matching and health, dental, vision, and life & disability insurance with 100% of premiums paid by WRA. Annually, staff receive seventeen days paid vacation leave to start, twelve paid sick days, one paid volunteer day, twelve paid holidays, and WRA is closed for Winter Break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for additional paid time off. Employees are eligible for up to twelve weeks of parental leave, and after five years, staff are eligible for up to twelve weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Position is full-time exempt.