Public Information Director I - 61089875

State of South Carolina - Richland County, SC2.8

Full-time$22 - $24 an hour
Job Responsibilities
The person in this position will work with the state team of program officers to support the communication needs of local partnerships including help with websites and local media presence, and design and development of local partnerships online and printed materials. Contribute to the generation of online content to ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, data, and events) is posted regularly. Assist with the development and distribution of all print collateral including newsletters, brochures, posters, post cards and mailers; as well as the collection and development of high-quality photographs, videos, and written stories of local partnerships' clients, programs, and initiatives. Build the overall communications capacity of the organization, its partnerships and childcare partners through the development of templates, training of staff and partners, integration of collaborative technologies, etc. Support fundraising and development efforts within the organization and local partnerships to include the development of private resources, in-kind donations and volunteer engagement. Track and measure the level of engagement with web and social media channels over time; use data to identify strategies for optimizing online reach and management. Develop and execute an internal communications plan that ensures open and consistent flow of information between and among local partnerships, state office, and state-level programs, including the integration of systems for enrollment in programs (i.e. 4K). Co-lead the planning team for the annual Early Childhood Summit. Assist Local Partnerships in planning and executing community events to engage supporters and ensure that First Steps is well represented. Speak on behalf of SC First Steps and coordinate the appearances of other SC First Steps team members, partners, supporters, and clients to speak. Build partnerships and link the agency with allies including other nonprofits, state agencies, and funders.
This position is located in the Office of First Steps.

Minimum and Additional Requirements
A bachelor's degree and professional experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material.

Additional Comments

Must possess a valid driver's license and vehicle to use in performance of job. Some travel is required. Must be able to pass criminal background, child and adult maltreatment screen, and pre-employment drug screen. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.