Sr. Communications Specialist - Chicago
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 60,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Sr. Communications Specialist for our office in Rosemont, Illinois. This position provides strategic and tactical communications support for the United Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC) to build effective pilot communications plans and provide professional support in all areas of communications. Day-to-day, s/he will provide leadership and strategic counsel in helping the United pilot group determine the proper development, packaging, placement, and timing of communications that advance their MEC goals; execute programs and campaigns to support collective bargaining and advocacy priorities for the pilot group; and, handle general communications, including media relations, social media, community/stakeholder relations, and other outreach support.
Overall, s/he will provide strategic communications counsel, exercise leadership and initiative, influence the decision-making process, and ensure that project benchmarks and deadlines are met. S/he must exhibit exceptional writing, problem-solving, consensus-building, and interpersonal skills to establish credibility with pilot leaders and ALPA’s professional staff and be a skilled media and social media tactician, able to take complex issues and transform them into clear communications for multiple audiences
Interested applicants are requested to submit online portfolio link(s) showing previous work.
Local and national travel required with the possibility of some international travel: 10 - 20%.
Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.
Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.
Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally). Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.
Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)
Relocation not provided.