JOB POSTING | Communication Specialist – Prescott School District

Job Title: Communication Specialist Building: District Office – 12 month position Report to: Superintendent Start Date: Early 2020 Interviews: By end of January 2020 Purpose:

The Communication Specialist uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to implement, maintain, and manage internal and external communication efforts of PSD to engage all members of our community. Years of Experience: 2+ The Prescott School District recruits individuals of the highest caliber whose creativity, enthusiasm and energy are contagious.

Applicants should submit a resume and credentials on WECAN- Wisconsin Education Center Access Network. Prescott is a growing community in close proximity to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. It offers a small-town feel with quick access to the benefits of a large metropolitan area. We are a forward-thinking innovative district, with a great faculty, a supportive community, and great students. We look forward to receiving your application.

Essential Functions: Serve as the creative architect for all internal and external communications Promote, publicize and archive PSD news, activities, and successes in the improvement of learning, teaching, and student achievement through all communication platforms and media outlets including print, imagery, and video. Coordinate and monitor communications between the school district and community including social media. Serve as the contact for media inquiries and request for information. Disseminate information when necessary in response to media inquiries. Develop relationships with media and other community stakeholders to invest in public school education.

Skills Required: Strong history of strategic planning, along with a demonstrable history of developing and implementing a comprehensive and dynamic communications strategy for an organization or school district. Demonstrated skills in writing and editing publications and press releases. Ability to keep a finger on the pulse of PSD and the community to be proactive in capturing ongoing engagement in support of Public Education. Ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups. Demonstrated success in implementing strong communication campaigns Proficiency in with Desktop publishing, Microsoft Office Suites, GAFE, all social media platforms, and online content management systems, Adobe InDesign and photoshop.

Supporting material: Please provide web links of requested work samples or upload supporting detail in WECAN Writing samples that depict the ability to navigate an organization’s public image and communication efforts for a previous organization (educational or non-profit preferred). Documentation of a specific marketing campaign, newsletter, referendum or brochure. Images, video, or other media to tell an organization’s story to various stakeholders Letters of recommendation.

Name
Elizabeth Roberts

Job Title
Communication Specialist

Job Location
Prescott, WI

Application Deadline
01/10/2020

Phone
715-262-5782

About the author

The Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) is a professional association representing schools, school districts, educational associations, consulting agencies and organizations. WSPRA is a state affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). 4797 HAYES ROAD | SUITE 103 | MADISON, WI 53704 | PHONE: 608-241-0300 | WSPRA@AWSA.ORG