March 10, 2021

Communications Associate

DEPARTMENT: Meetings and Communications

REPORTS TO: Director, Communications and Marketing

RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports the Meetings and Communications team and all CADCA teams in areas of communications, public relations, social media, digital content creation, project management and logistics.


  • Contribute to communications strategies including content development and development of strategic priorities
  • Plan, film, edit and publish CADCA videos related to events, trainings and coalition work
  • Create and manage digital content for multiple social media channels
  • Develop strategies/campaigns to organically increase social media followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Assist CADCA teams with all communications projects, writing and editing
  • Manage media list development and media pitches for CADCA events and initiatives
  • Lead on content development, publication and marketing of CADCA's weekly e-newsletter
  • Develop, edit and publish collateral materials for CADCA signature events
  • Manage production of signature publications including bi-annual newsletter and Annual Report
  • Develop content for CADCA Blog, website and other digital communication channels
  • Write content for CADCA events including talking points, press releases and marketing collateral
  • Provide copyediting for all major print and web collateral
  • Engage in other special projects as needed by all CADCA teams
  • Track project effectiveness and timelines
  • Build and maintain historical files for all communications projects
  • Report on the success of digital initiatives by gathering and communicating relevant metrics
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Adobe software suites and other required software programs
  • Expertise on developing engaging social media content tools and the ability to track and interpret metrics
  • Lead generation for news/media outreach
  • Video production and editing skills
  • Solid research acumen
  • Self-motivated, proactive and dependable
  • Possess a high degree of professionalism
  • Organized and enjoys creating systems to manage projects
  • Able to handle sensitive information and documents with confidentiality



Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere)



Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or marketing required. Must have at least three years of related work experience. Must have proven success in a fast-paced professional setting. Previous non-profit or association experience a plus. Working knowledge of issues surrounding substance misuse prevention, alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related issues are beneficial.


WORK HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

TO APPLY:  Qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Relja Ugrinic ( with COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE in the subject line.