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Position Announcement: AASV Seeks Director of Communications

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) is seeking to hire a Director of Communications. The responsibilities of this position include publishing the weekly AASV e-Letter, as well as coordinating internal and external communications. Internally, the Director will be providing support for AASV committees. Externally, emphasis will be placed on maintaining and building liaisons within the swine industry and the veterinary medical profession. A list of qualifications and duties is provided below. Applications are being accepted until December 7. Applicants are requested to provide a resume, two references, and a brief statement of why they are applying for this position to aasv@aasv.org

AASV Director of Communications

General

  • Experience in swine veterinary medicine
  • Awareness of current issues in the pork industry, animal agriculture and the veterinary medical profession
  • Possess good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • DVM (or equivalent) preferred

AASV e-Letter

Qualifications

  • Proven writing experience
  • Proven ability to write, edit and summarize scientific articles
  • Understand and respect copyright and plagiarism laws
  • Proficient in computer skills such as e-mail, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and web searching
  • Experience utilizing social media formats
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Formal training in technical writing may be provided as needed

Duties

  • Provide weekly articles for e-Letter (volume submitted must be sufficient to maintain a publication rate of 6 or more articles per week)
  • Access a network of industry contacts and electronic sources to facilitate the collection of information for articles

Communication & Liaison

Provide assistance to the Board of Directors, Officers and Executive Director in the following areas:

  • Internal Communications
    • Coordination of committee efforts
    • Support and facilitate achievement of committee objectives
    • Development of programs, services and products for AASV members
    • Preparation and distribution of association press releases, news articles, and social media posts
  • External Communications
    • Liaison within the profession and the swine industry
    • Interaction with press and media outlets

Salary commensurate with education and experience.