Come join the Alta Planning + Design, and be a part of a team that creates active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities. Alta is a collaborative, positive, mission-based workplace that provides many opportunities for professional development, specialization, and mobility. In your work, you’ll tackle meaningful challenges that make a difference to communities and to the profession. We offer outstanding benefits and workplace flexibility, making Alta an excellent workplace for people with children (and those without).

Position Priorities

As Alta’s Communications Strategist and part of the Marketing team, you will craft and implement an internal and external communications strategy showcasing Alta’s position as a world leader in active transportation planning and design. Working closely with the Marketing Director, you will use your skills in branding positioning, SEO strategy, content marketing, writing and blogging, and creating messaging campaigns to drive innovation and ensure internal and external communications promote the mission and values of the company.

The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to:

-Develop and implement overall internal and external communications program
-Coordinate daily social media posts, monthly external newsletters, bi-weekly internal newsletters, blog updates, award submissions, and press releases
-Manage communications and marketing needs for conferences and events
-Initiate SEO optimization program and conduct regular website maintenance

Responsibilities + Tasks
Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

-Conduct market research and participate in other creative projects such as white paper production and branding campaigns.
-Develop and update marketing collateral
-Collaborate in the on-boarding of new staff, including announcements and other promotion
-Work with Alta’s in-house graphic design department

This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to:
-Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, communications or a related field of study
-Four (4) or more years of experience in marketing
-General understanding of the proposal development process for private and public agencies
-Exhibits strong initiative, ability to manage competing priorities, multiple simultaneous projects involving cross-functional teams and the ability to work independently with little supervision
-Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills
-Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
-Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, or similar products

Preferred Skills
-Proficiency in WordPress or other CMS