COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST

PURPOSE OF JOB:  Position exists to create and maintain a positive brand/image for the District, identify opportunities to educate public, and monitor/manage social media & web activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop relationships and gain feedback about the community’s perceptions/feelings about CMCD operations.
  • Create an educational community outreach campaign directed towards the general community, our industry partners, as well as responding to interested individuals/parties.
  • Inform the public of the District’s activities and data-driven activities; this based on the District’s Mission and Vision
  • Develop positive relationships with media outlets of all types.
  • Organize and execute educational/entertaining programs to reach members (of all ages) of the community.
  • Seek speaking opportunities for appropriate employees (e.g. Research) and schedule same.
  • Provide media training and guidance for employees who deal directly with the media.
  • Seek opportunities for collaboration with all departments within the District in order to improve efficacy, communication, and a positive culture.
  • Spearhead, collaborate, guide, and contribute to the production of various types of media and materials for the District. Foster and manage positive and productive relationships with media production companies.
  • Identify PR/Communication needs for the District, and prepare yearly departmental budget for inclusion in District Annual Budget.
  • Share ideas, take initiative, work to fix that which is identified as “broken”, and find new ways to efficiently meet the Mission.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not intended to be a complete list of duties—additional responsibilities may be assigned by management.

Candidate must adhere to the District’s Code of Ethics and Sunshine Laws.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIREDMust have a B.S. degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related field of expertise from an accredited college or university. A minimum of 3-5 years work experience is preferred. APR designation and membership in PRSA or like organization preferred.  Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.

                                                                                                                   

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIREDMust be computer literate and demonstrate proficient use of various means of communication with colleagues, media, professional organizations, and others.  Ability to think “on your feet” with respect to social media, fluid situations, and in crisis situations is essential.  Willingness and enthusiasm to learn the “what, why, and how” mosquito control operations is a must.  Must be willing and able to confidently deal with controversies in a professional, clear, and informed manner.

                                                                                                                   

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The Collier Mosquito Control District (the District) has been in existence since 1950, and has evolved with the changes in the community.   The District exists to control populations of both pestiferous and (potentially) disease-carrying mosquitoes throughout the community in which we all live.  The successful candidate will have an office in the Administration building, but will often be “in the field”. The “field” includes, but is not limited to: schools; businesses; governmental organizations; media outlets; in District aircraft; laboratory; mosquito habitat; professional and political gatherings; conferences; symposia; and more.

 

Email cover letter and resume to cyndee@c2-com.com

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