Marketing & Communications Specialist

Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Livermore, CA
We invite applications for the position of:

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

SPECIALIST

$19.99-$26.95 Hourly

Part-time benefited

The mission of the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is to provide the people of the Livermore area with outstanding recreation programs and a system of parks, trails, recreation areas and facilities that promote enjoyment, lifelong learning and healthy active lifestyles.

Open: May 10, 2018

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

Hours: 30 -35 hours per week.

Part-time benefited

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please submit a District application, cover letter and resume online at http://www.larpd.org/employment/employment.html. Applicants who do not submit all required documents may not be considered.

SELECTION PROCESS

Based upon all submitted materials, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to proceed in the recruitment process.

POSITION INFORMATION

Under general supervision, provides public information and marketing support; prepares and distributes press releases; maintains website and social media platforms; participates in public relations and community outreach efforts; and performs related work as required

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This classification is responsible for providing public information and marketing support. May provide lead direction and training to lower-level staff and volunteers. Performance requires ability to work independently with initiative and discretion within established guidelines. Work is reviewed upon completion for soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

* Assists with public information, marketing support, and public relations.

* Assists in development of the activity brochure production and process.

* Prepares and distributes District communications.

* Assists with website and social media platforms.

* Participates in community outreach efforts.

* Assists with facility rentals and event operations.

* Assists in developing and implementing policies, procedures, and staff training.

* Receives and responds to questions and concerns from patrons and news media; identifies issues and resolves problems or refers to supervisor as appropriate.

* Maintains records and other pertinent information; prepares a variety of operational and business reports, and associated correspondence.

* Works collaboratively with internal and external customers.

* Assists with District special events as needed.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess: mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to operate a motor vehicle to visit various recreation and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Standing in and walking between work areas is frequently required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, calculator, and to operate standard office equipment. Incumbents frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and reach to perform assigned duties, as well as push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.

ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS

Incumbents work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels. May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions. Incumbents will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents may be assigned an irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

* High School Diploma or GED, supplemented by two years or 60 units of college level coursework, in business administration, recreation, journalism, marketing, communication, or a related field required; Bachelor's degree desirable;

AND

* Four years of relevant experience.

OR

* Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge of:

* Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of marketing, communications, and public relations.

* Principles and practices of graphic design and writing and editing techniques.

* Principles and practices of website content management and social media platforms.

* Relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

* Occupational hazards and related safety precautions.

* Principles and practices of administrative procedures and recordkeeping.

* Principles and practices of grant writing.

* Principles and techniques for fostering effective work groups, inter-departmental relations, and community partnerships while providing high level of customer service with the public and District staff.

* Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.

Ability to:

* Effectively provide leadership and work direction to staff and volunteers.

* Assist with training.

* Manage website content and social media platforms.

* Monitor and enforce relevant laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

* Identify and analyze community needs and promote interest in programs and services.

* Understand, interpret, and apply all relevant laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.

* Develop marketing materials and public relations programs; make presentations.

* Speak effectively in public.

* Maintain accurate records and reports.

* Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments.

* Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.

* Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.

Licenses and Certifications:

* At time of appointment, California Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record maintained throughout employment.

* Completion of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED training within six months of hire and maintain certification throughout employment.

BENEFITS

District pays up to:

$900 per month towards medical plan

$32.91 per month towards dental plan

$375 annually towards vision & hearing plan

District Paid:

Life Insurance $20,000

Long-term and Short-term Disability

Employee Assistance Program

District Offered (no District contributions):

Deferred compensation

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Dependent care

Thirteen paid holidays

Vacation, Sick Leave, Two Floating Holidays

* Benefits are subject to change.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation throughout the selection process. Request for reasonable accommodation during the selection process may be made by contacting the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District prior to the final filing date.

LARPD is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.