The Communications and Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for the planning, developing, and managing strategies for proactive public relations that informs, connects, and engages students, staff, parents, and community members; preparing and publishing school district publications; and, developing and communicating the District crisis communication plan.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The Communications and Public Relations Coordinator must be a self starter with the ability to be a fast-learner, work independently, have a strong work ethic, and be goal oriented. They must also have the ability to read and interpret complex reports on school finance, testing, transportation and a variety of other education-related issues; ability to write news stories to target audiences; ability to speak effectively before groups of people; basic mathematics in addition to the ability to read and interpret graphs; ability to make judgments on the appropriate method to communicate a variety of District issues and/or news stories; ability to use skills in graphic design and desktop publications to produce appealing print information; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including parents, community members, business people, special interest organizations and elected officials; ability to meet deadlines and work under stress.
Bachelor's degree with major in communications, journalism or related are required. Public sector experience, preferred.