Public Relations Director (ASL preferred)

GLAD LA · Los Angeles, California
Department GLAD LA
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

PURPOSE:

The Public Relations Director serves as an on-going contact to the press and community affiliates while actively pursuing opportunities to promote the organization externally. The Public Relations Director works closely with and assists the Chief Executive Officer by cultivating and stewardship of individuals, corporations and foundations. The Public Relations Director plans and executes special events from start to finish.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer:


  1. Develop networks with public and government leaders, press, identify appropriate target media and conduct follow-up activities.
  2. Coordinates meetings between CEO and officials.   
  3. Coordinates special events and collaboration with corporations;  giving events, visits, and meetings; identify and pursue editorial opportunities, speaking opportunities and trade show events;
  4. Oversee the development, editing and approval of materials; i.e. press releases/kits, fact sheets, oversee special events.
  5. Works with vendors and sending out invitations, press releases, and other related materials to sponsors.
  6. Oversee GLAD website, glad news, monthly mailings, community information & referral display.
  7. Works closely with Director of Human Services correlating with consumer services updates.
  8. Works closely as a team with Community Outreach staff for all centers.
  9. Special projects and/or duties as designated by CEO.


QUALIFICATIONS:

B.A. in Public Relations, or related field, and 2 years experience, preferably within non-profit sector. Fluent in American Sign Language is highly required. Must exhibit excellent team player and communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to handle situations with tact and diplomacy.  Required knowledge with website functions and designs, and Social media platforms. Creative and innovative thinker with the ability pitch new ideas successfully.  Capability to efficiently utilize and manage event volunteers and staff. Ability handle multiple tasks simultaneously with competing deadlines with ease, efficiency in fast-paced environment.  Must have the ability to work with constituents of GLAD and the public. Resourcefulness and research experience is useful. Take initiative and be able to work well independently. Must have a professional demeanor and at all times be capable of maintaining a cooperative relationship with co-employees, directors, community members, other agencies and the CEO.


Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license and current automobile insurance as required by law.  


**As part of our hiring process, candidates will be required to complete and pass a background check of references, criminal background screening and drug screening.**

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  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Department
    GLAD LA
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level