For 60 years, the National Club Association (NCA), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association has been the only organization dedicated to advancing the legislative, legal and regulatory interests of private clubs throughout the United States. NCA supports its members by providing a comprehensive collection of resources, unmatched insights into innovations and trends affecting the club industry and high-value learning and networking experiences that help club leaders effectively manage and govern their clubs.
NCA is currently seeking a Vice President ofCommunications to serve as an integral member of the senior management team and be responsible for shaping the public face of the organization. The VP will develop a comprehensive communications strategy that promotes, expands, enhances and protects the organization’s brand reputation and identity. This position oversees all aspects of the association’s communications program to share information on industry issues and ensures that its online resources respond effectively to information needs, and to lead NCA’s role as a primary information resource for the private club community. This position reports directly to the President & CEO.
The responsibilities and duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
Editorial and Production
Function as chief editor and publisher for a variety of publications, periodicals, electronic newsletters, research studies, and reports produced by NCA.
Develop and implement editorial plans and production schedules, brand management and design for periodicals and publications, including content research, development and outsourcing.
Direct the development of new publications, including reference series, research reports and other titles, identifying authors and assisting in content development.
Review and update publications, including reference series, research reports and other titles, identifying authors and assisting in content development.
Help develop, administer and publish various research studies.
Assign features, articles and monographs, including supervision of staff writers, contract writers and constituents in the field.
Manage all vendor relationships.
Communications and Public Relations
Lead strategic and media activities of the Public Relations firm, assigning press pitches and releases, general PR/publicity, and creating campaigns to promote NCA’s brand identity, mission and special interests.
Direct development and placement of various communications to help promote NCA and its positions.
Oversee development and maintenance of editorial standards and style guidelines, as well as copy editing and proofreading.
Ensure consistent messaging in all organizational communications, including maintaining internal brand management among all communications, corporate partners and public relations activities.
Write/edit material for all of NCA’s publications.
Oversee development and maintenance of NCA’s knowledge database to maximize its value to members.
Help to identify ways to increase member knowledge of issues affecting them and ways to address them; provide consulting to NCA members upon request.
Analyze knowledge gaps and identify information needs to enhance NCA’s published materials and online resources.
Research industry trends and track industry movement.
Oversee NCA websites and social media accounts and manage development and maintenance of conent, including microsites, for gated and public sections of the websites.
Managing relationships with technology partners and vendors.
Assist with content development for online education, National Club Conference and oversee NCA app.
Finance and Administration
Develop and recommend revenue and expense budget for Communications Department; administer departmental budgets.
Maintain mailing permits for periodicals and copyrights on all published association materials.
Marketing and Advertising
Oversee marketing activities for NCA products, services and publications.
Assist ad sales staff, as needed, with development and production of media sales materials to ensure consistency with periodical design and printing specifications.
Directly supervise, provide guidance and professional development to a team of two individuals; responsible for the performance management and hiring of within department.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer an exemplary benefits package to our employees. We offer exciting opportunities in an energized remote work environment. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, public relations or related field.
Minimum of 10-12 years’ experience in progressively responsible relevant roles.
Preferred five years’ experience managing a team of people.
Proven track record of successful projects in publications, marketing and editing.
Progressive editorial/production work experience in print and digital publishing environments. Additional experience in nonprofit marketing and advertising helpful.
Highly organized and experienced at applying staff and contractor resources effectively to coordinate multiple deadlines for multiple projects.
Must be able to demonstrate writing, editing and proofreading proficiency with above?average scores on tests measuring spelling, grammar and editing competency.
Ability to be a strategic thinker who can create consensus; can synergize with fellow team members with the ultimate goal of increasing member value.
Strong relationship-building skills with staff, members, prospects, and other key stakeholders over the phone and in person.
Strong solutions thinker, proactive with solid organization and project management skills.
Highly organized and experienced in managing multiple projects.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
High Proficiency in Mac O.S. and Microsoft Office.
Familiarity with the private club industry a plus.
The National Club Association (NCA) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association that actively lobbies the U.S. Congress with a specific focus on the needs of the private club industry. NCA also serves as an advocate for private clubs in the regulatory agencies, in the statehouses and in the courts. NCA also provides its more than 600 members best practices through periodicals, publications and education programs focusing on industry trends, human resources, operations, and governance and planning topics.