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 GRANT ASSOCIATES are looking for a Communications Manager

This is a Full Time, Regular Employee position located in Detroit.


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Job Title: Communications Manager


The primary responsibility of this position is to create and execute a communications strategy, and promote the Agency’s programs, services and initiatives. Develop marketing and collateral materials (i.e., brochures, posters, and fliers), maintenance of the organization’s primary and event-specific websites, and expansion of existing social media outlets. Be responsible for drafting and issuing press releases, maintaining and updating the organization’s database for media contacts. Seek opportunities to highlight and publish newsworthy events. This position reports directly to the CEO.


• Provide excellent customer service.

• Create a communications strategy based on core values and mission.

• Handle requests for marketing/communication information and data.

• Prepare marketing/communication policy.

• Coordinate the creation and maintenance of internet communications; i.e., Facebook, Twitter, WordPress blogging platform, etc.

• Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system of marketing/communication materials.

• Schedule and coordinate media relations meetings, and appointments.

• Prepare agendas for communication meetings and schedules.

• Work closely with CEO in the conceptualization, design, and production of new marketing materials and campaigns for the company, including outreach flyers and other collateral pieces.

• Write and distribute press releases; create and maintain media lists; edit project documents; track deliverables; ensure compliance with (CMS) content management system requirements for outreach and publications; assist in evaluating effectiveness of communications activities.

• Prepare written responses to media with approval from CEO.

• Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails.

• Assist with determining the Agency’s communications budget.

• Prepare written responses to routine inquiries.

• Must have the ability to discern highly confidential materials and documents.

• Coordinate communications and public relations activities to maintain and expand relations with stakeholders and media contacts for company contracts.

• Other duties as assigned.

The above functions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have excellent computer skills and knowledge of relevant software; i.e., basic HTML functions, MSOffice Suites, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe InDesign, WordPress blogging platform, Internet Explorer; must have exceptional communications skills – written and verbal. Must demonstrate ability to work with Workforce Development Board and other key stakeholders, Federal, State, community organizations, and political affiliates. Must be able to gather information, problem solve and assess situations, plan and organize. Must be able to adapt in fast-paced, changing environment, flexible, have excellent customer service orientation. Seek growing responsibility and show great capacity for work.


Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Journalism or Communications or possess equivalent work experience in lieu of. A minimum of 5 (five) to seven (7) years of progressively more responsibility, as well as complex executive level communications.



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