Job: Communications Coordinator – Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

Job Title
Communications Coordinator

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

Job Description
Position description: With direction from the Executive Director, and collaborating with staff and program managers, APBP’s Communications Coordinator will implement a comprehensive communications plan that integrates existing programs with social media, with the goal of serving members more effectively and creating demand for the association’s services and programs. The Communications Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include:

1. Develop a comprehensive communications plan that integrates existing programs (e-news, website) with social media

2. Implement an ongoing social media presence for APBP (Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)

    a. Establish and maintain a regular schedule for social media communications

    b. Coordinate social media communications with e-news and website content

    c. Create and maintain a blog

3. Support the work of APBP’s Communications Committee

    a. Prepare monthly e-news for members, coordinate feature articles

    b. Write and distribute news releases

    c. Tailor and distribute action alerts

    d. Prepare annual report and other publications and materials

4. Assist program managers in promoting

    a. Workshops

    b. Monthly webinars

    c. Consultant and Supplier Directory

    d. Speakers’ Bureau

5. Solicit information about APBP member successes

    a. New programs, projects, policies, products and publications

    b. Profile annual award winners for website

    c. Profile scholarship winners for website

6. APBP website (

    a. Work with members, staff and website consultant to develop website content

    b. Post updates, news releases, calendar activities, Requests for Proposals, job listings, member group updates, etc.

    c. Solicit job listings and RFPs for APBP’s Career Center

    d. Monitor members’ list serve posts, blogs and social media activity and respond as necessary

7. Women Cycling Project (

    a. Work with inter-organizational team to develop/promote interactive website

8. Administrative tasks

    a. Maintain, update and expand APBP’s mailing lists, including both e-mail and physical addresses

    b. Work with the Executive Director and staff to develop and produce printed materials as needed; including, but not limited to, publications, meeting programs, brochures, letterhead/envelopes, signs, cards and in-house forms

    c. Obtain printing bids, printer capabilities and prices for all print jobs, and maintain inventory control of printed materials

    d. Maintain contact with data processing centers, printers, and mailing services to ensure timeliness of mailings

    e. Create an APBP style sheet to encourage consistent spelling and usage in all APBP communications

    f. Assist Executive Director with coordination of internal communications

Competencies required:

1. Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field

2. Self-starter

3. Entrepreneurial approach to work

4. Excellent written, oral and organizational skills

5. Intermediate to expert-level knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Web applications

6. Ability to produce professional documents with a minimal amount of errors; includes zero spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors

7. HTML and web content editing proficiency is a plus

Work location: Your location/home office (requires necessary equipment running up-to-date software); monthly stipends available for home office and cell phone

Benefits: Flexible work hours; 10 holidays; after 1 year of service: 1-week vacation, monthly wellness benefit, SIMPLE IRA, contribution to HSA or equivalent

Starting pay: Up to $15 per hour commensurate with experience

How to Apply
Application process:

1. Cover letter

2. Resume

3. 5 writing samples (include examples of social media, news releases and/or blog entries if available)

4. 3 references with e-mail and telephone contact information

5. Letter of recommendation (optional)

E-mail application materials to kit [at] by 6/15/12; subject line must read “Communications Coordinator application.”