To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism or relevant field required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- A minimum of at least 3 years of experience in public relations or a related field required
- Experience in development, project management and execution of PR campaigns and/or initiatives
- Human services and fundraising knowledge/experience required
- Experience in copywriting and editing
- Good judgment, creativity and an enthusiastic attitude
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Must have a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.
- Accreditation by a professional society such as the Public Relations Society of America desirable
- Ability to communicate both in verbal and written format, effectively and efficiently in job.
- Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing
- Aptitude in presentation and public speaking
- Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and respond to email, and complete required on-line training.
- Working knowledge of MS Office required
- Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook etc.) is required
- Photo and video-editing software is an asset