Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-665022
    • Job Location: Bronx, NY
    • Job Level: Executive
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 11, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Cayuga Centers, a growing non-profit is seeking an Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications to lead our Corporate Communications team. Cayuga Centers has been serving the Central New York community since 1852. Throughout time our mission has remained the same, to help children, families and individuals needing support. Our services and programs span across New York State, New York City, Delaware and Southeast Florida. We are seeking a creative innovator with proven ability to deliver exceptional leadership with a growing agency. This candidate will be able to inspire and motivate the team to further enrich our impactful programs through the use of multimedia platforms.

Summary of Responsibilities: The Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications is responsible for the growth and development of a comprehensive communication plan targeting the agency’s marketing objectives. He/she will enhance our agency’s overall brand while increasing our social media footprint. He/she will oversee a team of staff that will work in partnership with multiple departments to strategize successful communication campaigns. Position will be based in New York City.

Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in related field together with ten or more years of successful communications experience is required.
  • 10 or more years of experience in several of the following:
    • Media Relations
    • Social Media
    • Crisis Management
    • Graphic Design
    • Copywriting
  • Progressive experience developing an integrated media strategy with successful outcomes
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Highly organized
  • Strong familiarity with changing digital media trends
  • Ability to handle confidential material in a responsible manner
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required.


  • Advance agency utilization of social media platforms such as, but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube
  • Train staff on proper and impactful use of social media
  • Oversee the design, production and translation of all brand materials including but not limited to print materials, newsletters, website, social media and all other marketing material

Graphic Design

  • Further agency’s use of graphic design, establishing and maintaining brand consistency

Media Relations

  • Handle all media relations, including but not limited to requests for interviews, drafting press releases, preparing and briefing agency employees for any media outreach
  • Discover key opportunities to promote agency through local media outlets
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with the press, strategically managing inquiries from press representatives
  • Develop crisis management plan and advise executive leadership and members of the Board on next steps
  • Draft prepared comments on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer and members of the Board

Copy Writing

  • Enhance overall agency and program messaging
  • Create messaging and design for program, foster parents, recruitment and fundraising material
  • Assist with HR and foster parent recruitment strategies, demonstrating successful outcomes
  • Draft speeches, event scripts and presentations for Chief Executive Officer and executive leadership


Competitive salary. Excellent benefits package. EOE.