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DATE ADDED: Mon 01/10/2018

Communications Director

Washington, USA


Job Description

Who We Are Looking For

A creative Communications Director that loves sharing the stories and resources that inspire and support people to make bicycling better in their neighborhoods, communities, states, and beyond -- toward a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone. The League needs a strong writer and editor that can find the hook in everything from an advocacy white paper to a tweet.

The Communications Director provides the overall strategy, oversight, and leadership in implementing the organization’s external communications. The Communications Director works closely with both League operational and program leadership to identify and direct the most effective branding and messaging, in line with the organization’s overall strategic goals.


Job Responsibilities

  • Overseeing brand and style guidelines

  • Develop communications strategies and manage budget

  • Creating and implementing annual Communications Plan and editorial calendar(s)

  • Overseeing website management and content quality

  • Overseeing and coordinating League messaging across social media platforms

  • Identifying needs and designing / overseeing contracted design of materials to advance League messages in print, online, social media, etc.

  • Managing and writing content for League blog and E-newsletter(s)

  • Managing, editing and writing content for American Bicyclist magazine

  • Working with program staff to identify themes and communications strategies in achieving their program goals

  • Working with program staff to conceptualize, edit and design blogs, reports, press releases, collateral and other outputs related to their program goals

  • Working with development staff to craft and execute funding proposals

  • Managing media requests, media outreach, and developing relationships with national media and Capitol Hill outlets

  • Identifying new opportunities for partnerships that advance League interests

  • Ensuring is robust, updated and lively


  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to use social media channels effectively to deliver marketing content

  • Experience creating targeted content

  • Professional experience in Marketing, Communications or similar field

  • Strong strategic thinking and ability to turn concepts into action

  • Interest, understanding, commitment and ability to communicate the mission, goals and programs of the League effectively and with the highest professional standards

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages, abilities, cultural groups, economic status or sexual orientation

  • Passion for bicycling for transportation and recreation

Reporting Relationships, Compensation, and Benefits

This position is based in the League’s Washington, DC office. The Communications Director reports to the Executive Director but will work closely with the program directors and a Director of Membership and Development.

The expected salary range is $55,000-$65,000 annually

Benefits include: employer covered health/dental/vision insurance up to 80% of premiums; 100% employer covered life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and personal leave; a 403(b) retirement plan including employer match; and a fun working environment with committed colleagues.

Application Instructions

Please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to #removed# with Communications Director in the subject line. If you have a portfolio that you would like to share please feel free to attach or link in the email.

Position available immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled.


The League of American Bicyclists is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age. 

Company Description
OUR MISSION is to lead the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

Role: Communications Director
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Location: Washington,

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