Careers at OSCPA

The Association

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is recognized as a leading Ohio association that provides innovative advocacy, education and business solutions for a community of 85,000 CPAs and accounting professionals working in every sector across Ohio.

With a staff of 40+ and a $10 million operating budget, OSCPA is committed to creating a best-in-class workplace culture that welcomes and supports individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, fosters innovation and promotes team collaboration.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: 401(k) with company match; health, life and disability insurance; a wellness program that includes fitness center memberships; a generous professional development program for staff; a generous vacation and paid time off package; flexible work schedules; and a telecommuting option upon eligibility and approval.

The Ohio Society of CPAs is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are being accepted for the following position:

Content & Community Manager

DEPARTMENT:  Communications

REPORTS TO:  Senior Content Editor

NATURE OF POSITION: The Content & Community Manager advances the reputation and influence of CPAs and The Ohio Society through innovative public relations and communications projects.  The successful candidate will:

  • As a member of the OSCPA’s content team, advance original story ideas for OSCPA communications channels. Interview subject matter experts and write compelling content to engage and inform members and nonmembers.
  • Manage OSCPA’s social media channels, and execute online campaigns that advance Society and Foundation goals and engage a diverse audience.
  • Work with a cross-functional team to develop and launch a community strategy to drive member engagement. (could include piloting online community forums).
  • Write and post content to Special Interest Sections.
  • Plan and develop presentations for OSCPA’s CEO-led program Advance, including working with OSCPA staff and subject matter experts to develop content for two live four-hour events and two hours of online content annually.
  • Develop and execute public relations and social media campaigns targeting a variety of audiences to advance OSCPA’s business and advocacy goals of creating a premier business climate and growing the profession.
  • Position OSCPA’s CEO as the voice of OSCPA, driving member value and organizational growth (includes securing speaking engagements, media interviews, writing columns or blog posts, and preparing talking points).
  • Develop relationships with media and other influencers in the accounting space who will support OSCPA positions and share our content with their own networks through social media and more traditional communications channels.
  • Screen and respond to media inquiries and prepare OSCPA staff and members for interview opportunities.
  • Write articles, fact sheets, backgrounders and press release materials for both print and digital distribution.
  • Maintain The Society’s online press center and other sections of The OSCPA website.

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

  1. Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis on writing and/or digital content theory and practice. 
  2. Skills: Excellent and diverse writing and communications skills. Demonstrated experience writing for both print and digital media, and the ability to recognize a unique angle or perspective in a situation and leverage it to craft compelling stories and campaigns that inspire and engage.
      • Excellent editing and proofing abilities.
      • Active social media user experience plus experience developing strategy for mainstream social media channels or private online forums.
      • Must have a strong understanding of current promotional features of Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snap Chat and other emerging social platforms.
      • Strong understanding of state and federal economic and business issues, as well as experience developing or working PR or grassroots campaigns with an advocacy or issues focus preferred.
      • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel, PowerPoint and other graphics or presentation software, and CMS tools. Must be Familiar with content management and email marketing systems, as well as basic HTML coding preferred but not necessary.
    1. Relevant Experience: Three to five years in a digital or other communications role in a corporate or not-for-profit organization serving a business or professional services audience; or an account executive in a marketing communications agency. Comparable experience in government will be considered. 
    2. Position Relationships:
    • Public: The Content & Community Manager is the primary contact for public-facing and media inquiries to OSCPA and collaborates closely with The Vice President, Communications to initiate any public-facing communications.
    •  Governmental Affairs: The Content & Community Manager works closely with the Vice President, Communications and Governmental Affairs team to provide communications counsel for all advocacy initiatives.
    •  Association Staff: The Content & Community Manager works under the direction of the Senior Content Editor and collaborates with other members of the content team to produce content for Society communications channels and programs (Advance, digital newsletters, print magazine, sections, website and blog) and works with business owners across the organization to recommend communications activities that further OSCPA strategic goals and build community.

    VI.      POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Policy Formulation: The Content & Community Manager recommends new strategies and programs to appropriate business leaders, to the Senior Content Editor, Vice President, Communications and other leadership.
    2. Planning: The Content & Community Manager is responsible for developing and administering the Society’s social media, public relations and community plans.
    3. Decision Authority: The Content & Community Manager has responsibility for the execution of public relations activities, social media and community strategy and the direction of certain content strategies.
    4.  Budgetary Responsibilities: The Content & Community Manager develops and manages an annual public relations budget within approved budgetary limits.

     VII.     OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

    1. Supervisory Responsibilities: The Content & Community Manager supervises an occasional communications intern. 
    2. Supervision Received: While general guidance and strategic assistance is provided, the Content & Community Manager will work independently from day-to-day.
    3. Availability of Qualified PersonnelA qualified candidate should be available within 60 days.

    Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter  and three writing samples to Gary Hunt, senior content editor, The Ohio Society of CPAs.

Senior Manager, Digital Content

DEPARTMENT:  Communications

REPORTS TO:  Vice President, Communications

NATURE OF POSITION:
The Senior Manager, Digital Content, is responsible for managing The Ohio Society of CPAs’ s website and plays a lead role in advancing OSCPA’s digital capabilities, working to drive digital/mobile technologies that increase performance and member value. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the Society’s website and oversee a cross-organizational team in keeping web content current, delivering an engaging digital experience and ensuring a consistent brand voice across multiple channels.
  • Develop and manage annual digital content strategies to build and enrich relationships with targeted audiences, both members and others.
  • Plan and lead content and ideation sessions with cross functional teams including communications, marketing, learning and membership.
  • Work with business owners and marketing managers to execute website and digital campaigns that drive increased traffic, user interaction and sales.
  • Work with interactive and graphic designers to develop search landing and custom pages on OSCPA’s website to meet identified business goals.
  • Ensure web design and navigation meets best practices in digital design, web usability and experience.
  • Write and source high-quality content that meets SEO best practices.
  • Copyedit all web content for grammar/spelling and to ensure overall accuracy, consistency, tone, style, and branding
  • Develop the business case and requirements for digital projects that advance annual OSCPA goals and digital presence.
  • Work with IT and other business owners to prioritize new digital projects. Includes identifying project goals and business requirements, managing project plans and timelines, and ensuring accountability and deliverables.
  • Work closely with the IT and Business Analytics teams to develop measures of success (KPIs) for the website and digital content, and use data analytics to measure web traffic trends and identify tactics to improve content performance, user experience and sales conversion.
  • Compose monthly analytics reporting.
  • Monitor digital trends and evaluate new technologies to ensure the web and content management tools meet the organization’s needs and drive a strong digital presence and value experience.

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

  1. Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Digital Communications and Multimedia, or a related degree with coursework completed in both writing and digital content management theory and practice. 
  2. Skill Requirements:
    • Demonstrated leadership and project management capabilities with a keen ability to manage relationships and serve as a ‘client advocate’ for business owners
    • Possess a healthy balance of creative, editorial, and technical skills
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Excellent editing and proofing abilities
    • Understanding of digital design, web navigation, and user experience best practices
    • Proficient in SEO practices, basic HTML coding and uploading content into content management systems (preferably in a .NET based CMS)
    • Experience working within a Software Development Lifecyle is helpful but not required
    • Understanding of digital analytics technology and experience monitoring data trends and translating these into future opportunities
    • Active social media user experience plus experience developing strategy for digital channels
    • Email platform/E Newsletter experience a plus
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel, PowerPoint and other graphics or presentation software, and CMS tools.
  3. Relevant Experience:  Five years’ digital and writing experience at a company, public relations firm, advertising agency, interactive/web agency, not for profit or consulting firm. A proven track record of managing a website or other digital platform and developing digital, mobile, website, and social strategic plans.

POSITION RELATIONSHIPS

  • Public: The Senior Manager, Digital Content reports to the Vice President, Communications and most often works with the Senior Content Editor to coordinate any interaction with outside organizations or members of the public.
  • Governmental Affairs: The Senior Manager, Digital Content works with the Governmental Affairs team to provide digital communications support for advocacy initiatives.
  • Association Staff: The Senior Manager, Digital Content works closely and collaboratively with staff at all levels across the organization to make the Society’s website a premier channel for engaging members and prospects, advance The Ohio Society’s digital capabilities and execute campaigns that meet identified business goals. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Policy Formulation: The Senior Manager, Digital Content recommends new technologies and digital policies to the Vice President, Communications and other business owners.
  2. Planning: The Senior Manager, Digital Content is responsible for developing and executing the Society’s annual digital strategic plan and contributes to the annual social media plan. 
  3. Decision Authority: The Senior Manager, Digital Content has responsibility for the execution of web and related digital content strategies and the direction of certain content strategies. 
  4. Budgetary Responsibilities: The Senior Manager, Digital Content develops and manages an annual web and digital technology budget within approved budgetary limits.

VII.     OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  1. Supervisory Responsibilities: The Senior Manager, Digital Content does not have any direct supervisory responsibilities, but shares responsibility for supervising the activities of a freelance interactive design on web-related projects.
  2. Supervision Received: While general guidance and strategic assistance is provided, the Senior Manager, Digital Content will work independently from day-to-day.
  3. Availability of Qualified PersonnelA qualified candidate should be available within 60 days.

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter  and three writing samples to Amy Bonacuse, CAE, vice president, communications and marketing, The Ohio Society of CPAs.