Best Friends Animal Society is seeking a Senior Manager of Strategic Communications to serve as the communications lead to develop and execute the communications strategy for critical advocacy issues that are imperative for achieving Best Friends' goal to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters by the year 2025. The Senior Manager of Strategic Communications plays a lead role to develop and disseminate key messages that influence public opinion, and to identify and employ tactical measures that drive messages with media, policy makers, and other influencers and decision makers. This position will also play a lead role in issues-based communications (both proactive and reactive), working with the Director of Public Relations and an agency of record to identify areas, and build and implement strategic plans to address them. Candidates should have a strong grasp of strategic messaging and communications, media relations and contacts, crisis communications, and project management to meet deadlines and ensure objectives are achieved.
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