Assistant VP of Communications

New York, NY

Posted: 08/14/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Title: VP of Marketing Job Number: AB JO#15161 Pay Rate: $$DOE

Overview:  The Assistant Vice President of Communications reports to the Senior Vice President of Communications and will drive the implementation of comprehensive internal and external communications, public relations, and marketing strategy to support the association's mission, goals, and objectives. This is a strategic role, responsible for developing and executing communications and public relations programs that enhance the national, regional, and local reputation of the association. The Assistant Vice President of Communications will also help to develop and secure partnership opportunities for the association's events and programming. Key audiences include media, staff, membership, potential sponsors, business partners, local consumers, City and State officials, and other important stakeholders.

Additionally, the Assistant Vice President of Communications will:

  • Collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Communications to develop, design, plan, and implement strategic communication and marketing program
  • Supervise the Communications Associate
  • Manage e-newsletter production


Communications & Public Relations

  • Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with media and other communication resources
  • Along with the Senior Vice President of Communications, serving as the primary contact for external inquiries and as the referral resource for the association's programming
  • Lead aggressive and targeted outreach to reporters to convey messaging around the association's efforts and position on various issues, and clarify misinformation
  • Develop social media content and strategy
  • Organize media briefings, news conferences, and relevant sourcing opportunities
  • Draft and strategically distribute news releases and additional public relations copy including bylines, source notes, and statements
  • Manage the media presence of the President and senior officers in a manner to assure focus on the association's mission and accomplishments
  • Position the association as a go-to resource for information and answers on real estate research, education, and relevant City and State issues
  • Effectively utilize technical and staff resources to engage internal and external constituents

Marketing & Events

  • Coordinate and manage media attendance and coverage of events
  • Facilitate marketing and communications for special events and activities
  • Coordinate promotional opportunities including ad buys for events, membership, and company image
  • Facilitate event photography and photo distribution to media
  • Collaborate with staff responsible for the website and social media presence, and assist with information acquisition, editing, and display process



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-7 years of experience
  • Experience in a public relations/communication environment including planning, coordination and execution
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills to communicate insights key to business decisions
  • Impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, verbal and written
  • Highly resourceful problem solver and a quick learner
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Reliable, focused, and detail-oriented
  • Experience in associations and member-driven organizations a plus
  • Strong understanding of the residential real estate industry a plus
  • Tech-savvy. Advanced competencies in MS Word, Excel, PPT, mobile and browser landscape


9am-5pm, exempt, bonus eligible and great benefits 

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