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Vice President, Communication, Marketing, and Media Relations (CMM)



Title: Vice President, Communication, Marketing, and Media Relations (CMM)
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, DC

What we do and offer our team

AGU is home to more than 60,000 scientists from 139 countries. As the Vice President, Communication, Marketing, and Media Relations (CMM), you will be part of a dynamic association of Earth and space scientists who advance research, collaborate across disciplines, and communicate the importance and impact of science to society. AGU offers our employees exciting opportunities through top-ranked scientific journals, scientific meetings and conferences, and other educational and scientific programs, to present and publish research, gain leadership experience, mentor, and freely exchange knowledge.

AGU’s Workplace Values

We believe in accountability and ownership of work, by taking responsibility for decisions and results. We believe in member and customer service, and that they come first through providing high quality service.

We believe in excellence and giving it our all, through striving to be outstanding. We believe in integrity by doing the right thing, we achieve this by being honest and fair.

Our teams believe that with teamwork together we achieve more, we achieve this through collaboration. We believe in respect, that you earn it and give it, by open communication and collaboration.

What the Vice President, Communication, Marketing, and Media Relations (CMM) does

* Develops a broad appreciation of AGU’s mission and value, priorities and objectives, member and stakeholder interests, and content assets, in order to articulate and recommend a framework on which to build a well-coordinated and integrated marketing, media relations, and communications plan.
* Leads the development of AGU’s annual marketing, media relations, and brand strategy plans. Presents and gains buy-in for programs from management and Board. Implements and monitors programs effectively to achieve impact, within budget, across multiple marketing channels.
* Develops creative story angles and consistently secure coverage in print, broadcast and online media outlets.
* Promotes the use of current social media and engagement tools by both membership and staff to amplify AGU’s communications impact and outreach.
* Contribute to business growth through introducing clients to new capabilities, building network of industry contacts and participating in relevant professional organizations.
* Plays a lead role in advancing the use of up-to-date digital marketing, communications, social networking, and collaboration strategies for AGU. Works with senior team and the broader organization to find innovative ways to expand the use of technology and interactive digital platforms to disseminate news, distribute information, bring stakeholders together, and enhance the sharing of scientific knowledge and inquiry about the Earth and space sciences.
* Leads transformation of member publication EOS into a timely digital news and information property. Maintains an effective secondary print strategy as appropriate.
* Serves as a member of the AGU senior staff. Collaborates with senior management to recommend organizational changes within the Marketing, Communications and Media department, as needed, to better deliver on goals and objectives.
* Manages annual department budgets and capital expenditures and deploy resources in accordance with agreed-upon goals, policies, budgets, and staffing plans.
* Partners with other scientific societies, corporations, federal agencies, and other non-profit and industry organizations as needed to achieve objectives of media and communications strategies.
* Stays current with trends in for-profit and non-profit marketing, media relations, membership and customer engagement strategies, and digital communications.
* Interacts and collaborates with AGU Board.
* Other duties as assigned.

What the Vice President, Communication, Marketing, and Media Relations (CMM) brings to the team

* 15+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism or a related discipline, with at least five years of experience at a senior management level; or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
* Master’s degree is a plus.
* Previous experience working in a membership organization environment preferred.
* Proficiency in media relations, including creating and driving both traditional and social media outreach plans.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to communicate easily and effectively with technical and non-technical audiences, including scientists and researchers.
* Strong interpersonal, leadership, customer service, and relationship-building skills.
* Report preparation and research skills.
* Strong attention to detail.
* Ability to multitask under the pressing deadlines.
* Proven supervisory skills.
* Ability to exercise highest level of discretion on both internal and external confidential matters, and to maintain high level of confidentiality.
* Must be able to perform responsibilities with composure under stress of deadlines/requirements for accuracy and quality and/or fast pace.
* Demonstrated ability to drive strategic concepts to execution.
* Able to sell ideas and use strong diplomatic skills in conjunction with communication abilities.
* Ability to travel.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to
Vetted Solutions at or call +1 202 544 4749.

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

AGU proudly offers a casual work environment, excellent compensation, generous work-life opportunities, and an outstanding benefits package.

AGU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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