The Communications Manager is a virtual volunteer role for Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet responsible for the design, content, execution and distribution of all of the organization’s electronic communications platforms. As a part of the National Marketing/Communications Team, this position assists in providing a consistent message and brand of the organization to the general public.

This role reports to the National Marketing & Communications Director.


  • Newsletter
    • Responsible for all aspects of the organization’s quarterly newsletter. Content development, design, production, distribution, and maintenance.
    • Oversee newsletter deadlines: works a minimum of 45 days prior to distribution (e.g. November newsletter – work begins beginning of October)
    • Familiarity with newsletter production in Word or Adobe Illustrator.
    • Content development from organization volunteers via outreach and follow-up
    • Development of calendar of future newsletters
    • Familiarity with newsletter distribution via Vertical Response
  • Email Blasts
    • Development of calendar of organization newsletter blasts
    • Develop content for blasts
    • Execution via Vertical Response
  • Other Communications
    • Provides suggestions on new electronic communications to keep the organization moving forward.
  • Database Content Management System
    • Maintain database of contacts via Vertical Response
    • Clean up “Vertical Response” database prior to next newsletter distribution
    • Familiarize oneself with technology updates and new features
  • Administrative
    • Responsible to check official email account on a daily basis.
    • Prepares and submits the monthly “Volunteer Service Hours” report to the National office
    • Provide updates to Marketing/Communications Director and CEO on a monthly basis.

Desired Skills:

  • A passion to help our military service members, veterans, and their beloved pets plus work with other people who share this passion
  • Professional writing and editing experience very helpful.
  • Understand, follow, and adhere to the Organization’s mission, purpose, operating procedures, and organizational policies and guidelines.
  • Professional, organized, reliable, able to work with a diverse group of people, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable using and access to MS office pro (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint), communicate via the internet, phone calls, and email.
  • Comfortable promoting the organization and mission with family, friends, co-workers, and other military/veteran organizations
  • Communications or newsletter development background preferred.
  • Able to commit at least 1 year in this position

Estimated Volunteer Time per Month:

  • Average of 20-30 hours

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Updated: 20 May 2017