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Senior Director, Strategic Communications

01/16/2019

As a key member of the public affairs team, the Senior Director Communications provides senior level support to the VP, Strategic Communications, with a particular focus on member communication and campaign execution around areas of priority for AGA and its members. Responsibilities/topic areas include but aren’t limited to responsibility in gaming, Get to Know Gaming, vendor management and team oversight. Reporting to the Vice President, Strategic Communications, the senior director will work closely with the entire AGA team (government relations, industry services, research and more) to develop integrated strategies to promote the social and economic value, and the overall reputation of the U.S. casino gaming industry.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Oversee the development of a comprehensive communications/PR campaign to spotlight industry responsibility to customers, communities and employees;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with AGA members, industry experts, media, academics, researchers, influencers, and non-traditional allies;
  • Through coordinated campaigns promote proprietary association research to support key industry and organizational priorities;
  • Support larger public affairs team on policy and reputational priorities;
  • Identify and promote industry best practices in the area of social responsibility;
  • Coordinate comprehensive communication strategies to include traditional, social and paid media, stakeholder engagement and deployment, member and employee engagement and more; and
  • Ensure focus on delivering value for AGA members.

Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required – preferably in the fields of communication, political science or public policy.
  • Eight years or more experience leading advocacy campaigns, developing and executing complex communication campaigns, and managing multiple projects and internal or external clients at the same time.
  • Vendor and staff management experience a plus.
  • An advanced degree, experience in the casino gaming industry, trade associations or similar advocacy or member organizations is a plus.

Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to tailor a message to a variety of audiences
  • Track record of high integrity, good judgment, confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong presentation skills, with the ability to analyze and translate complex data for several unique audiences
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to effectively manage vendor/partners
  • Able to prioritize the “critical few” and meet or exceed goals regularly; Is persistent and finds ways to overcome obstacles
  • Team player who thrives in a high-energy, multi-faceted and collaborative workplace
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships
  • Comfortable around executive level management
  • Sound decision-making ability, with focus on intelligence gathering stakeholder feedback/engagement

Job #: 5510-W

Manager, Strategic Communications

01/16/2019

As a member of the public affairs team, the Manager, Strategic Communications provides tactical support to the communication team, with a particular focus on member communication and social and digital engagement. Responsibilities/topic areas include but aren’t limited to media relations, Association event support, Get to Know Gaming, vendor management and general team support. Reporting to the Senior Director, Strategic Communications, the Manager will work closely with the entire AGA team (government relations, industry services, research, etc.) to develop integrated strategies to promote the social and economic value, and the overall reputation of the U.S. casino gaming industry.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Initial content development/drafting including media materials, industry communications, presentations, collateral materials and more;
  • Maintain AGA social and digital media assets, including drafting and updating content;
  • Help grow AGA social media presence on existing and new channels;
  • Support AGA’s events logistics;
  • Provide ongoing support to communication, research and public affairs team; and
  • Ensure focus on delivering value for AGA members.

Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required – preferably in the fields of communication, political science or public policy
  • Two or more years’ experience supporting communication function at membership organization or communication consultancy
  • Professional experience in social/digital media required
  • Experience in the casino gaming industry a plus

Skills:

  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to effectively work with vendor/partners
  • Able to prioritize the “critical few” and meet or exceed goals regularly. Is persistent and finds ways to overcome obstacles
  • Team player who thrives in a high-energy, multi-faceted and collaborative workplace

Job#: 5515-W