This position is responsible for assisting the Keep Douglasville Beautiful (KDB) Executive Director in program development, planning, management and implementation of programs and services which promote the beautification and environmental quality of the City of Douglasville to include: recycling, clean-up efforts, beautification projects, public education and public awareness campaigns.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Coordinates and assists with creating public education and marketing plans and materials for KDB to ensure delivery of effective environmental and instructional information pieces.
- Creates and implements production schedule for multi-media public information campaigns.
- Designs and creates graphic information pieces such as calendars, brochures, posters, and advertisements for print within production deadlines.
- Writes engaging and informative text for press releases, advertising, and instructional pieces with considerable professional skill and meeting organizational standards for writing, style, and grammar.
- Develops and presents educational and informational workshops for civic groups, schools, volunteers, and the public, identifies and schedules speakers; develops and maintains presentation materials; and coordinates arrangements for facilities and resources.
- Maintain (water, fertilize, weed, etc) KDB plantings; Butterfly Garden, Mill Village, downtown and cemetery planters, and organize seasonal refreshes with use of volunteers of Community Service workers if needed.
- Assists staff to create and manage outreach efforts at special events, trade shows, and other educational meetings, including informational booth, displays and other related materials.
- Maintains up-to-date website information for KDB in text and graphics.
- Manages KDB social media presence.
- Designs, orders, and maintains inventory levels of education and promotional products
- Works with Executive Director on environmental education and implementation programs.
- Assists with writing grants and award applications.
- Represents KDB in various professional organizations, and external or internal committees as assigned.
- Assists Executive Director with budget development for marketing and outreach programs.
- Communicates effectively to diverse audiences and seeks creative and up-to-date methods for reaching all potential populations affected by KDB programs.
- Exhibits leadership, initiative, and creativity in execution of individual projects and building partnerships with team members, external contacts, and internal departments to support integrated public education and marketing communications efforts.
- Displays an ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance and consistent ability to meet deadlines.
- Drives to other City facilities, citizen meetings and special events as needed
- Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Associate’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing or business management; one (1) to two (2) years of experience in customer service, public speaking, or training; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Experience planning and implementing beautification or public relations projects desired. Must be technically savvy, especially with social networking, design and database software.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, local ordinances, and departmental and city policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of technology to include but not limited to social networking, design and database software.
- Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and or analyze data.
- Ability to provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.
- Ability to motivate and direct volunteers.
- Ability to utilize a wide variety of references and descriptive data and information.
- Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
- Ability to use of own vehicle or City vehicle.
- Ability to use personal computer and associated software including Microsoft Office, Internet, calculator, printer, fax machine, telephone, two way radio and copier.
- Ability to effectively deal with diverse people and situations.
- Ability to work some nights or weekends for special events and speaking engagements.
- Ability to display professional appearance as indicated by the various situations or events that include interaction with the public and with other city departments.
CERTIFICATION, LICENSE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a valid drivers’ license.
The work is medium work and requires crouching, fingering, handling, hearing, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.
The incumbent works in a safe and secure work environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands.