Anythink Libraries | Communications Manager – Anythink Support Services (Wright Farms Branch)

Brand Strategy

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Type Of Work:
Date Posted:
April 10, 2024


Job title: Communications Manager (part creative manager, part communications expert, part word nerd)

Business Unit: Communications and Marketing

Hiring Pay range: $71,080 to 81,742 DOE

Job Type: Full-time; exempt; benefitted

Job description:

You are the voice of Anythink, managing all the creative points that reach our customers to effectively tell the Anythink story. You are a fierce defender of consistency in all products and communications surrounding the Anythink brand. You are a collaborator who loves bringing people together to brainstorm ideas that will move the district forward. You understand the importance of marketing and sharing the Anythink story with our local community and the world. You are endlessly curious and instill this spark throughout your work.

Ready to join in a bold opportunity to help us take community library services to an entirely new dynamic realm?

Who you are:

You are an inspired manager of the Communications and Marketing team.
You are a positive motivator.
You are a lot of things to a lot of people ­- coach, leader, partner, and host.
You are a born editor, striving to achieve the perfect pitch for the Anythink brand.
You are an effective communicator, able to lead meetings and relay pertinent information.
You engage well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
You are passionate about inclusivity, diversity, equity, accessibility and representation.
You are a team player who thinks quickly on your feet.
You are an active listener with lots of patience.
You are excited about leading others in a changing environment.
You value technology as a tool, staying on top of new technology trends.
You inspire fun in the people around you.
Your vision:

You develop overall long-term and short-term communications and marketing strategies to meet district needs and further the organization's vision.
You provide editorial supervision to ensure a consistent voice for Anythink and manage all visual communications; pieces written or designed by the department are reviewed by you.
You embrace Anythink's vision and can apply it to your daily operations and team.
You have experience with media placement and working with advertising vendors to reach our diverse communities. You know how to pitch a great story and coordinate with media representatives.
You understand that every detail counts and that the details are what set us apart in telling our story and reinforcing the brand.
You help diversify Anythink's social media strategy, aligning tools and target audiences to meet district goals.
You stay ahead of social trends and the ever-changing algorithms to ensure optimum engagement and impact.
You strategize and use different approaches and communication tools to get Anythink's message in front of our diverse audiences.
You are the champion of the Anythink brand guidelines for the district as it applies to all communications, including signage and promotions.
You use your love of language to write effective communication pieces for the district.
You provide creative guidance and project management for external awareness and district-wide campaigns.
You know how to pair the right message with the medium for optimal impact, building an emotional relationship between Anythink and the audience that keeps them wanting more.
You are a wizard at managing Anythink's online presence -- blending tech knowledge with content, infusing them with Anythink's voice and spirit.
You are an active member of the leadership team in visioning and creating 21st century library.
You are actively engaged and add value to Anythink's leadership team in goal setting and strategic planning.
You are a genius at coaching your super-talented team honestly, directly, and consistently to achieve new levels of success.
You love our products. You are a voracious reader, listen to a diverse range of music, and love a good movie.
You collaborate with other departments and branches to support their communications needs.
You are thoughtful about recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse and brilliant group of employees and volunteers.
You demonstrate excellent communication skills with staff, customers, community partners, and district leadership.
You think like an entrepreneur. You understand budgeting and what it takes to develop, oversee and actively manage the marketing budget and run your organization responsibly with a great bottom line.
You have great ideas to share on district committees and enjoy taking a leadership role.
You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.
Do you have what it takes?

You have 3 + years of marketing/communications experience.
You have been an integral part of a business, library, or nonprofit organization's success story in diverse communities.
You have a bachelor's degree.
You have experience leading employees and managing complex projects while meeting deadlines.
You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, adapt to changing priorities, in a high-speed environment.
You are tech savvy. You are computer literate including a working knowledge of Microsoft office suite, web content management tools including WordPress, online resources and expert searching capabilities for internet tools.
Spanish Speaking candidates desired.
We are guided by these shared values:

Compassion for our customers and each other

Passion for our product

Eagerness to learn

Everyone is creative

Optimistic attitude - we believe that anything is possible

Why Anythink? A job with Anythink is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in helping our customers have fun, whether they're sitting by the fireplace with a newspaper, surfing the Internet, gaming in the teen room or learning something new at one of our many intriguing and entertaining programs. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired. This job will have you loving Monday mornings again.

Your job will involve your being "on the move" in our libraries: You will stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

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