The starting salary for this full-time, exempt position is $65,000. Benefits include full health, dental and vision insurance, 3% 401(k) employer contribution plus matching program, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, three weeks’ vacation with increases up to four weeks, a flexible work schedule, including the opportunity for some remote work, and a professional development budget.
The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) seeks an experienced and resourceful individual who will oversee all communications, marketing, web, and social media functions for the association. AAPOR is transitioning to self-management and this person will be instrumental in ensuring all association messaging is executed seamlessly. This person will be innovative, experienced, mission-driven, culturally sensitive, and excited about the opportunity to be AAPOR’s public voice. The successful candidate will work closely with all AAPOR team members to make sure that all marketing and communications efforts achieve AAPOR’s goals and strategic objectives.
Interviews will take place remotely.
Employees will work remotely initially. Details of an in-person start date will be determined by the leadership team, following public health recommendations.
AAPOR staff interacts with large groups of people throughout the year and therefore AAPOR requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The successful candidate will:
Be familiar with content management systems.
Be familiar with a variety of systems including AMS, mobile applications, and email marketing systems.
Have excellent technical skills including HTML and web design/layout.
Have at least five years of experience in association or nonprofit marketing and communications.
Be required to travel at least a few times per year.
Located in the Washington, DC area.
Have a bachelor’s degree.
Be a proactive, take-charge person. AAPOR has a small staff, and all employees need to take full ownership of their role with little oversight.
Be excited at the prospect of and enjoy working with a small staff.
Have excellent organization skills.
Be a superior multitasker, managing several projects simultaneously.
Be able to work independently and meet deadlines.
Be comfortable with and enthusiastic about taking on new projects.
Have excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly in writing for the web.
Possess great attention to detail.
Be creative, especially in engaging new and existing members.
Have superior problem-solving skills.
Communications & Social Media
Create and maintain all content on AAPOR.org.
Manage the CMS system for the website.
Manage all communications with members, including drafting and publishing regular newsletters, sending out informational email blasts, and maintaining email listserv.
Ensure all messages to the public are cohesive and appropriately branded.
Work within the AAPOR membership database to create, reference, and utilize target lists for communications.
Serve as the point of contact for all press inquiries and handle AAPOR’s media relations.
Contribute to the drafting and dissemination of AAPOR’s external communications including statements and press releases.
Maintain AAPOR’s social media accounts including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
Monitor social media analytics for each account and develop plans for increased reach and engagement.
Create and execute marketing plans for all AAPOR events including promotion of events, coverage of events, and social media.
Oversee member volunteers for all events to ensure all events are well-covered online.
Create and executive primary marketing plan for all AAPOR news and programming.
Work closely with other AAPOR staff members to develop content around the association’s work.
Work with journal editors and authors to promote articles featured in AAPOR’s journals.
Work with a graphic designer to create branding for all marketing pieces and event programs, both in print and digitally,
Manage the annual conference mobile app, in conjunction with the app provider.
Develop original content to engage various member groups and utilize multiple types of media (text, video, audio, etc.).
Manage the design process of the AAPOR annual conference program, in conjunction with other AAPOR staff members and graphic designer.
Copyedit organization materials and emails as needed.
Establish strategic priorities for effective communication and marketing.
Maintain volunteer media speaker database including searching for new volunteers, seeking media training opportunities, and revising guidance on the selection process for volunteer media speakers.
Serve as the staff liaison for the Communications Committee.
About American Association for Public Opinion Research
AAPOR is the leading professional organization of more than 2,000 public opinion and survey research professionals in the U.S., with members from academia, media, government, nonprofit, and private sectors. AAPOR members are highly interdisciplinary, and collectively embrace the principle that public opinion and survey research are essential to a healthy democracy, providing information crucial to informed policymaking and giving voice to the nation's beliefs, attitudes, and desires. The organization promotes a better public understanding of this role, as well as the sound and ethical conduct and use of public opinion and survey research data, which play a critical role in public planning. AAPOR holds an annual conference in May with over 1,100 attendees and sponsors professional development opportunities throughout the year. AAPOR is home to three journals: the ISI-ranked Public Opinion Quarterly and Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, both of which are currently published by Oxford University Press; and the online Survey Practice. AAPOR is located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.