Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 344,500 homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 40,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.
A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at www.caionline.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @caisocial.
CAI is looking for a dynamic, creative, and talented individual to join our Communications and Marketing team. As the content strategist/senior editor, this person is responsible for designing, managing, and executing informational content to support CAI’s initiatives in advancing the community association housing model. Primary responsibilities will include, manage strategy, execution, and measurement of an integrated print, digital, social media, and web presence for CAI, and engage a range of audiences on a variety of industry topics. Coordinate content including, publications, graphics, videos, blogs, news articles, and maintain detailed outreach calendars and schedules to synchronize multiple platforms. Additionally, this position serves as senior editor of CAI’s Community Manager newsletter, a bi-monthly publication serving CAI’s 14,000+ community association manager members.
Purpose of Job
Collaborate with organization’s marketing, publications, and digital media team to develop a strategic plan and distribution of content and messaging for a variety of platforms to amplify campaign reach and impact.
Translate new and existing content into user-friendly formats and other products that demonstrate communication outcomes and return on investment.
Work collaboratively to develop content initiatives, delegate appropriate team assignments, and monitor outcome and engagement to ensure that the most relevant and useful information reaches CAI members and the public.
Serve as editor and oversee production of CAI’s award-winning, bi-monthly Community Manager newsletter (print and digital).
Generate story ideas, solicit input from members, develop expert sources, conduct interviews, assign, write, rewrite and edit articles, write headlines and captions, coordinate production schedules with design and advertising staff, manage the page-proof process. Develop annual editorial calendar.
Use project management software to track schedules, workload, and complete tasks.
Superb news judgment, with 5+ years of experience proving a strong journalistic foundation as a reporter, editor, or producer.
5+ years of experience planning and executing content, social media, or web outreach campaigns for public sector, private sector, or nonprofit clients.
The ability to move projects forward in a collaborative team environment under daily, time-sensitive deadlines.
Proven experience writing and developing effective messaging to reflect an organization’s unique voice.
Superior writing skills with intimate knowledge of the Associated Press Stylebook and demonstrable experience writing in AP Style.
Maintain the integrity, clarity, and accuracy of materials ensuring the content and format meets expected standards.
Excellent research, proofreading, and copy-editing skills.
Possess a strong curiosity of the community association housing model and community association management profession.
Ideal candidate has strong attention to detail.
Excellent grammar and communications skills.
Can take direction, but also work independently.
About Community Associations Institute (CAI)
About Community Associations Institute
CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With nearly 40,000 members, CAI has 64 chapters worldwide, including Canada, the Middle East and South Africa, and relationships with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations. CAI serves community associations and homeowners by:
-Advancing excellence through seminars, workshops, conferences and education programs, most of which lead to professional designations for community managers and other industry professionals.
-Publishing the largest collection of resources available on community association management and governance, including website content, books, guides, Common Ground magazine and specialized newsletters.
-Advocating on behalf of common-interest communi...ties and industry professionals before legislatures, regulatory bodies and the courts.
-Conducting research and serving as an international clearinghouse for information, innovations and best practices in community association development, governance and management.
We believe homeowner and condominium associations should strive to exceed the expectations of their residents. We work toward this goal by identifying and meeting the evolving needs of the professionals and volunteers who serve associations, by being a trusted forum for the collaborative exchange of knowledge and information, and by helping our members learn, achieve and excel. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in associations that are preferred places to call home.