The Public Affairs Specialist is responsible for producing internal and external communications, overseeing the corporate-giving program, assisting with government relations strategies and tactics, event planning, and other public relations functions. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Write and edit internal and external communication including press releases, video scripts, email announcements, promotional publications, online content, and intranet content.
- Work with media outlets to publish press releases, newspaper editorials and other publications.
- Manage corporate-giving program. Plan and coordinate all activities and communication to field organization. Host fundraisers, manage relationships with nonprofit partners, make charitable contributions and coordinate volunteer opportunities.
- Participate in nonprofit partners’ fundraisers and events. Nonprofit partners include Back on My Feet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Junior Achievement, Genesis Women’s Shelter and AdoptAClassroom.org.
- Responsible for planning, communicating and execution of ACE’s national in-store fundraiser, the Give A Little Campaign, which supports charities across the nation.
- Manage political action activities including political fundraisers, events and contributions. Participate in government relations strategy development including coordinating meetings with government officials. Oversee national grassroots efforts including letter writing campaigns and voice of the customer initiatives.
- Manage social media efforts on Facebook and Twitter.
- Manages the strategy and planning of meetings and special events.
- Manage and execute crisis communication.
- Produce communications: including speeches, videos, announcements and newsletters.
- Publish the annual Political Action Committees report and annual Community Fund report.
Qualification and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1 year experience in corporate communications and or corporate political affairs and legislative office experience or related field. Strong written and verbal communication skills, specifically experienced in AP writing style. Knowledge of event coordination and familiarity with nonprofit organizations.
This role requires standing, walking, stooping, crouching, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, reach with arms and hands, and to have appropriate vision to see up close, and at a distance with ability to adjust vision and focus. Must be able to talk and hear. May require some overtime and light overnight travel.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent in this position. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform each duty proficiently with or without a reasonable accommodation for an identified disability. In addition incumbents must meet safety and attendance requirements. It does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, or any assurance of continued employment.