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Division Director of Public Relations

Schaumburg, IL, USA | Padilla

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The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a national not-for-profit association, established in 1863 & representing over 93,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a Division Director of Public Relations to join our Marketing & Communications team located in our headquarters office in Schaumburg, IL. Structured to work for its members, AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. Our mission is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.

Reporting to the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, this newly created role will set and guide the strategy and oversee the development of AVMA’s media relations and corporate communications teams to consistently articulate the mission and member value of the AVMA. This includes: national and trade media; crisis communications and reputation management; executive communications; and internal communications. The Director of Public Relations will lead initiatives that 1) ensure the AVMA is viewed as a leading source of authoritative information for audiences within the veterinary community; 2) enhance AVMA brand esteem and brand preference among AVMA members; and 3) enhance the perception of the veterinary profession among pet owners and the general public. The Director will work closely with the AVMA leadership as a communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives. Approximately 20% travel.

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