The Senior Specialist, Certification Communication is responsible for the design and delivery of communication strategies, providing messaging leadership and actively facilitating community engagement support for the organization’s Certification department. The position’s primary focus is to provide active, consistent, and meaningful communications about the certification program to internal and external stakeholders using a variety of platforms to drive program participation, involvement and retention results.
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Marketing/Advertising, Human Resources, or a related field.
5 years of progressive professional experience in corporate or non-profit communication, journalism, public affairs, public relations or a related field.
Prefer: 7 years of progressive professional experience in corporate or non-profit communication, journalism, public affairs, public relations or a related field.
Experience working with membership organizations, association-based certifications or within a credentialing environment. Experience managing contract-based relationships with partners, vendors and service providers.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with special emphasis focused on proactive strategic messaging and crisis communications.
Comprehensive skills managing social media and public affairs communication programs.
Strong presentation skills with the ability to influence a wide range of audiences.
Proficiency with MS Office.
Strong collaboration skills and team oriented.
Project management skills.
Prefer: Deep knowledge of social media eco-system and communications strategies and experience with film, video, and related presentation software platforms.
Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.
This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.
The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
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