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WEA Communications/Organizing Director

The Wyoming Education Association is seeking qualified applicants for the Communications/Organizing Director position. This position combines the work related to communications and organizing. The successful applicant will work under the direction of the Executive Director, and works closely with the WEA President, field staff and local association leaders. The work is based in Cheyenne, but much of the work will be in the field, primarily in Wyoming. It also includes some travel throughout the country.

The duties and responsibilities of the WEA Communications/Organizing Director include, but are not limited to the following:

Job Description:

  • Works closely with Association leaders, UniServ Directors and other staff to coordinate membership and organizing campaigns.
  • Works closely with the President regarding messaging and public relations.
  • Produces internal communications for the Association in a variety of formats.
  • Coordinates public relations programs and materials in various media formats including management of the website, Facebook, Twitter and other social media needs.
  • Provides assistance and training to local affiliates and UniServ Directors regarding internal and external communications including public relations.
  • Works closely with Government Relations Director and Legislative team regarding communications relevant to the legislative session and related activities.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Executive Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • A BS/BA Degree or higher in communications related field.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience in running public relations, political, and/or media campaigns for statewide or national organizations or companies.
  • Experience as a writer, particularly for an advocate organization.
  • Demonstrated skills in media releases, writing, editing and production.
  • Demonstrated skills in photography, video, and desktop production.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of communication strategies in elections and political campaigns.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating or managing projects from idea and initiation through completion and follow-up.
  • Ability to research thoroughly and accurately, to interpret data from surveys, polls and focus groups, and to produce highly readable reports and presentations.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and familiarity with current technology and equipment.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with staff, Association leaders, WEA members and the general public.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure of deadlines.
  • Broad understanding of the critical issues and problems facing teachers and public schools in Wyoming and the nation.

 

Willingness to travel, work nights and weekends are essential.

Deadline for submission is January 8, 2018
Successful applicants should be notified by January 12

For consideration please complete the application below:

APPLICATION FORM

Send the application, resume and other support material to:

Wyoming Education Association,
Attn: Ron Sniffin,
115 East 22nd Street,
Suite 1, Cheyenne, WY 82001 or email to rsniffin@wyoea.org.