Essential Functions: Job PurposeCoordinates and implements the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences community outreach initiatives, including programs and events, to advance the overall mission of the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the particular goals of the Institute. Encourage community participation in the development of University services to community groups, companies and other organizations. Reports to the Director. Essential Functions Develop and maintain ongoing relationships, networks and contacts with community organizations and business leaders. Gather information and/or perform research to identify events, activities and interests, which will strengthen University/community relationships.Coordinate events involving the campus and community. Responsible for detailed administration and logistics of all events: ensuring appropriate staffing and resources; generating sponsorship and related revenues; and staying within the allotted budget.Assist in the planning, design, and development of special events, programs and activities. Attend planning committee meetings with the Director, as requested, to provide staff support.Represent the University at receptions, presentations and special recognition events to secure and maintain relationships that are beneficial for the University. Serve as a resource to Schools, Colleges, Divisions and Centers/Institutes at the University to provide general information on community relations office issues and events. Answer questions, resolve problems and refer non-routine inquiries to appropriate professional/management personnel.Perform organizational studies and recommend changes to established programs, services and unit objectives. Develop new programs to ensure increased efficiency of unit. Prepare varied activity reports, summaries and statistical analyses to keep management apprised of financial status of unit and/or to assess outcomes of community events/activities.Ensure all methods and processes are in accordance with the Department and University policies and procedures.Assist in the preparation of monthly activity reports for the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Assist in the preparation of reports. Develop and prepare communications such as correspondence, informational materials and general reports.Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degreeBachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public relations, marketing, business administration or public administration, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is required. Experience: Specialist (minimum 3 years of job-related experience) Experience (3-5 years) in community or public relations or a closely related position. Experience in public speaking and writing. Experience coordinating events or specific program initiatives. Experience as an intern and/or aide for a non-profit organization, social service agency or educational institution desirable.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesExcellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels of people. Competency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).Familiarity with, or ability to learn, University technology/administrative systems, including Banner FMS and HRMS systems, Cognos ReportNet system.Excellent organizational skills: keen attention to detail, ability to establish and meet deadlines, ability to work under pressure.
Internal Number: 76_207572
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