Communications Manager


The Communications Manager is an innovative communicator with a passion for graphic design and a successful background in marketing, social media administration, and communications, preferably in a nonprofit setting

Contact Information

1524 S. IH 35 Suite 180 78704

Contact Name: Lindsayu O'Leary, P.E., KEED AP

E-mail: send an e-mail



The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE Texas Section) is accepting resumes from qualified applicants to serve as a full-time Communications Manager.

Who we are: ASCE Texas Section is a member-driven nonprofit organization supported by a small staff in Austin. We have 10,000 members throughout the state as well as 15 local Branches, 17 Student Chapters, and 6 Technical Institute Chapters. We advance our communities through the development of civil engineers as leaders who create a legacy of service through: technical proficiency, educational opportunities, and professional advocacy. We do this by providing members with a leadership laboratory, high-quality technical content, and statewide events. There’s a lot to know about us; please check us out online:

Who we want: The Communications Manager is an innovative communicator with a passion for graphic design and a successful background in marketing, social media administration, and communications, preferably in a nonprofit setting. Our organization needs a narrator who is eager to craft and share the stories of civil engineers who are building a better quality of life across the street and around the world. The Communications Manager is team player who is data and results driven, technologically savvy, demonstrates a deep understanding of our organization’s brand and voice, and can communicate effectively to multiple audiences about our work. The Communications Manager believes a marketing plan should be developed alongside a program or event, not as an afterthought.

What you’ll bring:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or Marketing, or equivalent experience
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, HTML, and Adobe Creative Cloud Applications including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Familiarity with website platform or similar Content Resource Management Solutions
• Social media administration with strong knowledge and understanding of current trends
• Innovative editing, layout and design, and professional printing skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Dependable and detail-oriented
• Ability to lead a team of members (i.e., volunteers) and manage relationships with multiple contractors

Bonus points if you also bring:
• Experience with a nonprofit organization, such as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6)
• Experience with Archival Digital Asset Management software including keywords and categorization
• Event photography and video experience
• Experience drafting press releases and pitching stories to media outlets
• Blogging experience

Your general job duties (by percentage of total time) will include:
• Internal and External Communications (60%)
o Establish and maintain communications vehicles for ASCE Texas Section: Draft and communicate key association messages, news announcements, press releases, e-newsletters, and articles in trade publications.
o Promote association members and leadership through all communication channels.
o Edit, design and manage the publication of the Texas Civil Engineer quarterly magazine. Solicit articles and procure graphics/images with the support of ASCE Texas Section’s Editorial Committee.
o Promote events: Student Symposium, Texas Civil Engineering Conference, webinars, and leadership training
o Website Maintenance: Create and update blogs, event and registration pages, advertisements, calendar, store, and graphics. Report on website and email analytics.
• Branding and Marketing (30%)
o Create, maintain, and communicate brand standards for association and Texas Civil Engineering Conference.
o Develop content campaigns for use on website, in e-newsletters, and social media.
o Assist Conference Planning Committee including project management, meeting planning, HTML email campaigns, social media, advertisements, trade show materials, and promotional items.
o Work with members to populate electronic apps with conference information.
o Create, distribute and report on surveys.
• Organization Support (10%)
o Assist members and leadership with presentations, articles, and self-promotion
o Maintain digital archive using metadata
o Create quarterly Communications Reports
o Facilitate webinars and online meetings
o Research software and new media outlets

Additional Details:
ASCE Texas Section offers a generous leave and benefits package, including PTO and company contributions to both medical benefits and 401(k) retirement savings plan. In addition, we offer a fun, flexible work environment, company sponsored activities, and a commitment to support each employee’s endeavors in continuing education. The selected applicant will report to the Executive Director.

Compensation: $40,000 to $50,000 annual salary based on qualifications
Location: 1524 S. IH-35, Suite 180, Austin, Texas 78704
Hours: Full-time, flexible between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Start Date: August 7, 2017

Ready to join our team?
Please submit your resume and any supporting information electronically by July 23, 2017 to:
Lindsay O’Leary, P.E., LEED AP, Texas Section ASCE Executive Director at