CommunicationsNorthern Bay AreaFull-Time10/21/2019 at 5pm or until 500 applicants$7,546.00
Salary: 7546.00 - 9049.00 Monthly
Job Category: Communications
Location: Northern Bay Area
Job Type: Full-Time
Close Date: 10/21/2019
Open To All Applicants
SALARY RANGE: $7,546 - $9,049 PER MONTH
Apply by Monday, October 21, 2019 by 4:30 p.m. for manual submissions; 5:00 p.m. for online submissions.
Posted: October 7, 2019
This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative communications and marketing professional to be part of creating new programs at a high-profile organization with the dual mission of providing high-quality drinking water and protecting one of the North Bay’s most pristine watersheds.
SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Communications and Public Affairs Manager, the Communications Specialist develops and implements comprehensive communications and public outreach programs; creates content for the District’s website, social media, and digital programs; assists with the planning and production of marketing collateral; and develops branding, community outreach events and presentations to promote understanding and awareness of the District’s mission, vision and goals. The Communications Specialist is part of a high-performing team that informs, educates and engages a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, community leaders, customers, and internal staff.
THE DISTRICT: The District is a medium-sized, municipal, water agency with a Board of Directors/General Manager form of government, 240 full-time employees and a $105,000,000 combined annual operating and capital budget for FY 2020. Annually, the District delivers water to 190,000 residents and businesses in the central and southern portions of Marin County and has stewardship responsibilities for 21,000 acres of pristine watershed lands on Mt. Tam.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
· Develops, produces and maintains effective collateral, including factsheets, brochures, newsletters, bill inserts, annual reports, advertising content, and materials related to special projects and initiatives;
· Designs and maintains effective content for the District’s website, digital e-newsletter, and social media accounts to increase awareness and build affinity to grow the District’s audience and reach across platforms;
· Assists in developing and implementing effective and innovative community outreach programs to increase awareness of the District’s initiatives, programs, projects, and services;
· Writes effective press releases, public service announcements, and media advisories as needed;
· Researches, interprets, and synthesizes complex information from various departments, including conservation and operational initiatives, to create clear, accurate and engaging messaging for various platforms;
· Produces relevant photos and videos for news media or District use as needed;
· Communicates in a professional manner with staff, customers, the general public, private businesses, community groups and local, state and federal agencies as needed;
· Plans, schedules, makes arrangements for, and participates in District-sponsored tours, conferences, and other events as assigned;
· Organizes, coordinates, and promotes public hearings, meetings, and other community/public-oriented presentations and events as needed;
· Coordinates and executes the production of a variety of publications, presentations, videos, exhibits and similar materials for district events, including typography, illustrations, layouts, formats, and other printing and graphics requirements;
· Responds to questions from the public in person, by telephone, in writing or via email and social media as needed;
· Assists in the management and promotion of the District’s style guide and branding to ensure a consistent brand message across departments;
· Assists with coordinating outside vendor services such as printers, graphic designers, event venues, public relations and advertising consultants, and public opinion research firms as needed; and