Oregon Partnership Seeking Communications Director

OP’s Pete Schulberg has decided to pursue freelance work beginning this fall,  so the non-profit is going to be looking for Pete’s replacement.   See the job posting below:

Status:  Full-time/Exempt

Reports To:  President/CEO of Oregon Partnership

Position Summary
This executive team position is responsible for public information, marketing and advocacy activities.

Responsibilities
• Develop and implement public education & awareness programs to educate Oregonians about current issues related to substance abuse and suicide, using multiple media strategies
• Create OP brand awareness through public relations and outreach
• Write and develop marketing material (including, but not limited to: billboards, public service announcements, and other written collateral materials).
• Respond to inquiries from local and national media and respond to media requests
• Create media interest in emerging Oregon Partnership issues and coordinate media interview opportunities with other staff
• Coordinate press conferences and press briefings
• Represent Oregon Partnership on media and public relations collaborative efforts with other organizations
• Assist with OP special events, particularly marketing and development
• Enhance and manage OP website updates and content
• Expand OP social media presence; including blog postings, Facebook, You Tube and Twitter
• Present trainings and workshops
• Attend conferences and seminars
• Develop and manage multiple communications budgets, including media buys
• Responsible for decisions and oversight of OP publications and in-house collateral materials in collaboration with OP executives
• Carry out other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Minimum five years experience with public affairs and media relations
• Exceptional writing and editing skills, journalistic style
• Exceptional oral and communication skills
• Knowledge of web site design and maintenance; knowledge of computer software, including current Microsoft Office and publishing software
• Ability to create innovative media materials, particularly those attractive to youth
• Motivated self-starter; able to work independently
• Exceptional presentation skills and experience
• Ability to work with variety of individuals and volunteers, including youth
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and initiative to follow through on projects and meet deadlines
• Ability to work in team environment and to balance work required by several different directors
• Knowledge of the disease of alcohol and drug addiction
• Ability to handle high pressure situations

Job Conditions
Job requires flexibility and on-call availability which may exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week and occasional weekends. Occasional travel, evenings, weekend or holidays may be required.  This job description is not meant to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function in the company.  Oregon Partnership is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

Salary commensurate with experience

To apply, send cover letter and resume with two writing samples to pschulberg@orpartnership.org

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