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Public Relations Director

The Community Action of St. Louis County (CAASTLC) is seeking a Public Relations Director.  We are committed to helping the families and communities of St. Louis County prevent the conditions of poverty for present and future generations.  Our mission is to end poverty.

The Public Relations Director manages all public relations and communications activities for the Agency.  Ensures that messages are consistent, timely and relevant.  Oversees media relations, announcements, outreach, editorial placement and speaking opportunities.  Develops press releases, media reports and supporting materials.

Responsibilities include:

  • Directs all Agency public relations activities.
  • Manages relationships with media outlets to publish timely information, including press releases, brochures and other materials.
  • Ensures that the communication strategy is consistent and reflects the Agency’s strategic vision, projects and programs.
  • Implements social media strategies.
  • Builds and sustains consistent Agency communications.
  • Leads the design and production of the Agency’s Annual Report.
  • Produces and publishes mass communications, using e-mail blasts and marketing campaigns.
  • Refines core messaging to ensure consistent framing of messages.
  • Manages videos and photography on Agency website.
  • Documents and publicizes the presence of Agency representatives (staff and Board of Directors) as appropriate, in the community and at conferences and special events.
  • Advocates on behalf of the Agency brand, utilizing local and national communication outlets.
  • Develops and implements outreach, marketing and promotions plans.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications or related field
  • At least five years of experience in the field
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with publishing software and other programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

If you have the experience and want to be a part of our mission, we’d like to talk with you.  Please forward your resume, along with a cover letter, to our Human Resources Director at smoss@caastlc.org.

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Inc. (“CAASTLC”) is an equal employment opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CAASTLC will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. CAASTLC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy also pertains to compensation, training, promotion, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment. CAASTLC will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all provisions and requirements of any and all applicable non-discrimination statutes under which application for federal assistance is being made.

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