The Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association is seeking a dynamic and experienced Marketing & Communications Manager to lead our marketing and communications efforts. This role will be responsible for overseeing various aspects of our marketing strategy, including social media management, website updates, magazine layout, buyers guide and overall support for communications initiatives such as emails and weekly newsletters. Additionally, the Manager of Marketing & Communications will collaborate closely with other staff in support of event management for major events.
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, or related field.
Proven experience (3+ years) in marketing and communications roles, with a focus on social media management and website content.
Proficiency in social media platforms, content management systems, and email marketing tools.
Experience with Photoshop, InDesign, Canva and other design-specific software
Demonstrated experience in successful sponsorship fulfillment and event coordination.
Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and metrics to optimize marketing strategies.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong leadership skills with a collaborative approach to working across teams.
Creative thinker who can contribute innovative ideas to enhance marketing initiatives.
Knowledge of industry trends and best practices in marketing and communications.
The position requires strong writing skills and decision-making skills, outstanding people and communication skills and excellent organizational, time management, follow-through and problem-solving skills. Must be a detail-oriented, self-starter who is calm under pressure and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
· Desired Characteristics - Adept at critical thinking, analysis and creative problem solving; Strong “whatever it takes” work ethic; Obsessive customer service attitude; Ability to focus and prioritize multiple projects under pressure; Possess poise and professionalism; Intrinsic drive to meet the needs of members by exceeding their expectations; Team player but independent thinker; Desire to be passionate about what you do to earn a living.
The nature of our organization requires that this professional be the consummate team player and have an exceptional comfort level working with strong, mission-driven individuals at various levels within the organization, to be agile in a deadline-driven environment, and to effectively manage competing priorities without sacrificing quality.
We offer excellent medical and dental insurance, generous time off, including holidays, and opportunities for growth and advancement.