Communications Coordinator at AmCham Abu Dhabi

Job Announcement: Communications Coordinator at AmCham Abu Dhabi

AmCham Abu Dhabi (the trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi) is a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce. The AmCham Abu Dhabi mission is “To promote commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America, the membership, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.” AmCham Abu Dhabi is an independent, not-for-profit association comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium sized companies and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs. Through the support of its members, AmCham Abu Dhabi has become the recognized voice of U.S. business in Abu Dhabi, UAE. To learn more, visit www.amchamabudhabi.org  

Position:  Communications Coordinator

Reports to: Managing Director (MD)

Summary: AmCham Abu Dhabi seeks a dynamic, autonomous professional with the initiative to move multiple projects and programs forward to completion while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude in a fast-paced environment. The Communications Coordinator will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, including project management, policy research, communications, social media efforts, and marketing promotions. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the MD to chart AmCham’s growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify best practices and improve office systems (administration, communications, information technology, etc.) with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.
  • Stay abreast of communications and database trends and report regularly to MD and staff.
  • Update and maintain Office Manual, IT Manual and other procedure manuals.
  • Maintain and update AmCham mobile App and databases. Adhere to best practice in data protection. Liaise with IT contractor and trouble shoot issues.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with communications contacts in the AmCham Abu Dhabi membership.
  • Take primary responsibility for preparing, editing and proofreading all AmCham Abu Dhabi communication activities and platforms, including newsletters and other publications, press releases, website, social media platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram, email blasts, and other communications with AmCham Abu Dhabi members and the Abu Dhabi community.
  • Update and maintain press contacts list, monitor and gather press coverage of AmCham.
  • Help prepare AmCham Abu Dhabi reports, marketing materials and presentations.
  • Coordinate with Events Coordinator/Manager/Director, including helping with logistics, preparation, registration, and onsite set up, execution and breakdown.
  • Coordinate with Membership and Events Director in support of materials, including advertisements, recruitment, renewals, conferences, meetings, discount program and business visa program.
  • Provide assistance to the Accounting and Membership Manager on various projects including the membership directory.
  • Coordinate with Office Administrator, including helping to purchase, and maintain office communication equipment and devices.
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned by the MD.

Qualifications:

  • College degree from an accredited university or a minimum of 3 years equivalent work experience. Post-graduate degree will be given consideration.
  • Take charge professional with ability to manage administration and logistics in a busy special events environment.
  • Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision, and be willing to work evenings and weekends, when needed.
  • Flexible team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people from diverse backgrounds – including, business, government and non-profit organizations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills plus interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Arabic a plus.
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings.
  • Must be a self-starter, who is disciplined, and can remain focused in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to various priorities.
  • Strong computer skills with various applications including database management and publication software (Adobe Photoshop and InDesign preferred). Proficient in Windows and MAC as well as Microsoft Office and Google applications.

Salary Range:
AED 8,000 – 10,000 per month depending on experience.

Application Process:
Applicants should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and three references. The materials should be sent via email to admin@amchamabudhabi.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.