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School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a Public Information Specialist.
Duties & Responsibilities We are seeking a manager to lead Forefront’s marketing and public relations work. A successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, evolving, environment where a passion for learning and compassion for others drives the work. Responsibilities include:
Communications (60%) oWork with leadership to refine and implement a robust strategic communications plan and establish strategies for measuring communication effectiveness and outcomes. oBuild and maintain on-going relationships with relevant media, bloggers and local press organizations oDevelop content and leverage multiple communication mediums to complement relationship and development efforts oOversee marketing materials and external communication, ensuring that all messaging follows brand identity and style standards oOversee Forefront’s website content oPublish monthly newsletter and a yearly annual report oOversee social media communications work and provide media training for staff/volunteers who interact with the media and/or the public in tough situations oWork collaboratively with UW Marketing & Communication, media relations and School of Social Work communications on brand alignment, press advisories and releases oUtilize and build awareness of safe messaging guidelines for news and media oProvide writing, editing, and creative support, as needed.
Community Engagement (30%) oCreate and implement a community engagement system and strategy oIdentify potential community partners and develop lasting and reciprocal relationships oIdentify, develop and execute special events and trainings oSchedule, implement and suggest new community partnerships and engagement initiatives oIdentify, initiate and deepen relationships with various community stakeholders oAttend Community meetings on behalf of Forefront Suicide Prevention to hear community needs and to provide information about Forefront programs and initiatives
Fundraising and Development (10%) oAssist in building relationships with prospective donors including individuals, corporations and foundations oMaintain, with SSW Advancement and university policies and procedures, prospect and donor portfolios, complete contact reports, and generate reports and campaign updates oEnsure highest integrity and care for donor database and ensure timely gift acknowledgments oPrepare, submit and manage grant proposals to private sources oSupport event planning, execution and follow-up after events in collaboration with the SSW Advancement team oDevelopment of sponsorship opportunities
Requirements Bachelor's Degree in social science, humanities, communications, or related field. (Equivalent experience may be substituted for degree requirement) o2 years of relevant work experience oAdaptable, able to work in fast-paced environment oExcellent written and oral communication skills oStrong team-building and leadership skills
Desired oAt least one year of social media marketing or promotion experience
Benefits As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed
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