Communications Manager

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
January 6, 2023
Washington, D.C./Hybrid, United States of America
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The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and its non-profit affiliate the NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) are seeking a Communications Manager to coordinate messaging and outreach activities and to support communications deliverables for various grant-funded programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to drafting, editing, and distributing various forms of written communication highlighting NADO member activities and NADO RF programming; writing, managing, and updating web content; developing and disseminating newsletters and other updates; building and curating social media platforms; graphic design for written and printed content; and coordinating outreach for NADO awards programs.

The Communications Manager will have strong organizational skills, with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines. The position requires excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills and an ability to set goals, take initiative, use sound judgment, and work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of staff, NADO members, and organizational partners.


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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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