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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Caribou Thunder - Communications Specialist

Position Description

The Senior Public Relations Specialist is responsible for the development, management, implementation and measurement of strategic internal and external communications and public relations activities designed to support global Community Affairs and Foundation initiatives.

The Senior Public Relations Specialist will play a vital role in:

  1. 1) engaging our client's employees in worldwide community activities,
  2. 2) promoting key activities and programs of non-profit partners,
  3. 3) enhancing  reputation among key stakeholders, and
  4. 4) advancing  branding and messages. 
 Position Responsibilities
  • Develop and manage programs that support community affairs and foundation initiatives.  Major programs include national United Way campaign, Minnesota FoodShare campaign, Project 6 (a global volunteer program)
  • Develop and manage Web 2.0, social media activities
  • Actively manage internal communication activities, working with global network of communicators (includes management of intranet resource site)
  • Research, write, edit and distribute employee articles through a variety of internal communication channels
  • Serve as a liaison between community affairs/foundation and Internal Communications to ensure consistency, efficiency and alignment of internal and external communications
  • Project manage Foundation and Community Affairs newsletter
  • Lead Foundation Twin Cities' "Community Spotlight" program 
  • Draft and prepare communications (speeches, letters) for top level executives
  • Assist with measurement and reporting    
Requirements College degree, BA or BS in Communications, Journalism or related
7+ years Experience
Broad range of communications experience (media relations, advertising, internal communications, events)    
Client service experience
Creating and managing social media and Web 2.0 campaigns
Experience working with designers and vendors
Advanced experience with Word, PowerPoint, ExCel, SharePoint, HTML
Advanced interpersonal skills, embrace a customer service philosophy
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Comfortable with internal and external communications
Ability to think creatively and strategically about employee involvement programs
Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as participate as a member of a team
Ability to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment
Ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and communicate needs within a team environment
Strong attention to detail
Planning and organizational skills