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Communication Manager

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Job Purpose: Advance the association’s communication approach through development of materials and partnerships utilizing communication tools to maximize reach, media coverage, and educational engagement. Grow NAATP’s effectiveness through the executive of a wide-range communication strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
Develops content and directs creative execution to provide a consistent, targeted, and impactful message.
Builds and maintains solid partnerships (media, PR firm, committee, speakers, etc.) to better develop, coordinate, direct, and facilitate strategic communications designed to meet business goals.
Designs campaigns to target specific audiences.
Identifies opportunities for consistency in messaging and member experience across channels.
Develops an understanding of short- and long-term communication goals and planned initiatives.
Works with leadership to create and adjust communications strategy.
Stays informed of developments in communications within the industry to foster ideas and innovation.
Identifies, recruits, and secures relevant speakers and authors.
Facilitates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)-related projects, education, and alliances.

Expert skills in copywriting, editing, and storytelling
Capability to work autonomously; is self-motivated; desire to take full ownership of projects
Well-developed organizational, planning, coordination, and communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships
Good verbal presentation, group dynamic, and facilitation skills
Knowledge of the substance use disorder (SUD) and behavioral health care industry is a plus

Other Information/Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree journalism, communications, or equivalent
Minimum three years of experience in communications or marketing
Demonstrated experience in copyediting, content usage rights, and social media sites
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Mac systems, and web content management systems

Position Type: Full-Time Exempt

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Pay Range: Salaried. Salary Range $60,000 - $70,000 – Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), term life, short- and long- term disability coverage, 15 days of PTO, 14 observed holidays, 6 summer Fridays off, Simple IRA retirement match of 3%, monthly remote work stipend, wellness stipend, and flexible work schedule.

Location: Remote. We offer a flexible environment through work-from-home remote positions. Home location must be located within the US. The position includes moderate travel.

Working conditions: NAATP employs remote workers who must maintain a home office conducive to optimal work performance and free of distractions. Some projects may require staff to travel. All staff are required to work and be available during office hours depending on time zone location.

Physical requirements: Employee must be able to remain in a stationary position 90% of the time. Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity equipment.

Join the high functioning, professional, and collaborative NAATP team, headquartered in Denver and located nationally. Founded in 1978, NAATP is a well-established nonprofit national professional membership organization that serves the needs of the addiction treatment community and builds systems for the long-term viability of addiction treatment. Visit our website and note the core values which shape our culture, enrich our relationships, and guide our work. In short, NAATP and our Foundation work to advance the availability and quality of treatment in the United States.

How to Apply: 

How to Apply: Submit a letter of interest and resume in PDF via email to

Subject Line in email when applying: Communication Manager Application - {Your First and Last Name}

Application Deadline Date: March 21, 2023

NAATP believes that diversity within our organization is key to enhancing creativity, engagement, innovation, teamwork, and effectiveness. NAATP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability. NAATP strives to create workplace environments that foster inclusivity and belonging. We encourage qualified candidates of all identities and backgrounds to apply.

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