Company Name:

The Idaho Foodbank

Location:

Boise, Idaho

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Communications/PR

Industry:

Human Services

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

August 28, 2018

Public Relations and Communications Specialist


Title: Public Relations and Communications Specialist


Classification: Full-Time, Exempt


Department: Development


Reports to: Marketing Communications Manager


Location: Boise, Idaho



Job Summary:

The Public Relations and Communications Specialist identifies and implements communications best practices, including traditional and emerging media channels, to inform and influence key external and internal constituencies to further The Idaho Foodbank mission.  S/he is responsible for researching, creating, writing, organizing and disseminating information regarding The Idaho Foodbank needs, activities, events, issues and policies.  This position is accountable for coordinating statewide communication efforts to inform the media, donors, community leaders, policy makers, partners and other stakeholders about complex issues and policies effecting the food insecure and hunger relief efforts.

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research, develop story ideas and create materials that enhance the

Foodbank image and public awareness of Foodbank operations and activities through

e-newsletters, print newsletters, annual reports, print collateral material, social media and digital assets.

  • Create, write, pitch and disseminate news releases, media alerts, speeches, press

kits, articles and reports.

  • Provide staff and media with background information regarding local, state and

          national hunger statistics and issues.

  • Identify emerging issues that may affect The Idaho Foodbank and those struggling

with hunger, and coordinate an organized approach for communicating Foodbank

positions.

  • Collaborate with all staff to create content, promote the Foodbank brand and

 incorporate tailored messaging into strategic communications.

  • Work closely with outside community groups and organizations in coordinating public

 information to promote fundraising and organizational activities that support The

Idaho Foodbank.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with local, statewide and national media.

  • Work collaboratively with leadership to develop and maintain relationships with local and state legislators and government officials to advocate for hunger relief.

  • Responsible for tracking all earned and unearned media stories, maintaining contact

    lists, press clippings and archives.

  • Actively work cross departmentally to develop stories and support campaigns and events.

  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under

the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications or

related field; and minimum three years’ experience in a related field and/or any

equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the knowledge and

abilities necessary to perform the work

  • Expertise regarding essay or journalistic writing, English grammar, and experience

using specific communication styles for digital, print and mass media

  • Proven experience creating, managing and writing blogs, e-newsletters and websites

  • Experience writing and designing in email marketing platforms and website content management systems required

  • Understanding of public affairs, communications and media principles, procedures

and best practices used in mass communication and public relations

  • Experience evaluating and applying digital and emerging communication technology

  • Experience developing and implementing communication plans and strategies

  • Experience meeting deadline-oriented, time-sensitive project goals

  • Experience researching topics and correlating information

 

Working Conditions:

This work is performed primarily in an office environment occasionally for extended periods

of time. This job could involve periodic lifting and carrying of items that may weigh up to 50

pounds. May need to work outside normal office hours and may need to drive own vehicle

for various projects on a daily basis.

 

Food Safety:

  • Commit to upholding policies, principles and best practices for food safety. 

  • Understand the personal responsibility to follow all safety policies and health rules, programs and procedures, to report all unsafe acts, environment or behaviors immediately and to always report safety issues, incidents or accidents immediately.

Employment Requirement

  • Negative Drug Screen

  • Successful Background Clearance

     

Disclaimer

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.

 

This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

 

Completed applications ARE REQUIRED to be considered for this position and can be sent via e-mail to jobs@idahofoodbank.org or faxed to 208-342-7807.  To obtain an application, visit our website at www.idahofoodbank.org.  Click on the tab titled "Contact" to view information on career opportunities.  Cover letter and resume are required with each application.

 

THE IDAHO FOODBANK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Company Name:

The Idaho Foodbank

Location:

Boise, Idaho

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Communications/PR

Industry:

Human Services

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

August 28, 2018

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