Assistant Public Affairs Representative
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Assists Public Affairs department on projects, tasks and events that are part of a planned program of media, member and employee communications and community and government relations in order to achieve strategic program goals. Assists with providing internal and external communication services to regional or SA departments, teams and individuals. Coordinates various community relations projects. Works under the supervision of a manager.
- Provides support to the development and implementation of strategies for effective internal and/or external communications.
- Drafts, produces and distributes print communications such as newsletters, flyers, member materials, management communications, teleconference scripts, directories, etc.
- Assists with designing and producing print material.
- Assists with developing and executing of project communication plans for Senior Staff, regional and/or SA teams.
- Researches and assists with drafting communication plans; executes portions of plans, including arranging teleconferences, site visits, convening meetings and conducting training sessions.
- Provides staff support for ad hoc working groups developing communication strategies.
- Coordinates internal communication programs and develops new ones using technology/ electronic media such as video, teleconferencing, E-mail, etc.
- Coordinate various community relations projects including adopt-a-school programs.
- Process grant requests and coordinate grant presentations.
- Assists with the development and implementation of a proactive media plan.
- Builds relationships with media representatives.
- Researches and drafts press releases, scripts and fact sheets within area of specialty.
- Prepares staff for interviews and public presentations.
- Develops media information kits.
- Coordinates distribution of publicity.
- Assists with crisis communications by researching information, verifying facts, updating and maintaining situation status boards, drafting and distributing bulletins.
- Minimum one (1) year of related experience in corporate, agency or health care setting.
- Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, communications or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Requires knowledge and experience in a variety of areas such as journalistic writing skills, community relations, graphic design.
- Proficient in a variety of word-processing and presentation software, database applications and desktop publishing, graphics and layout to produce newsletters and other publications.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal and team work skills.
- Ability to maintain high productivity amidst competing priorities and tight deadlines.
- Excellent organization skills.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.