Public Affairs Specialist – Fresno/Kings

Full-Time
Fresno/Kings
Posted 6 months ago

A Public Affairs, Marketing & Communications Firm

Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc. is an experienced strategic communications firm in central California.

Providence specializes in developing strategic communications plans with extensive expertise in public affairs campaigns designed to produce successful project permitting. Our firm provides public relations support, website development, manages multiple social media accounts for our clients daily, and much more. Our current clients include those in agriculture, water, retail, construction, oil and gas, transportation, healthcare, nonprofit and telecommunications industries.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The public affairs specialist reports to the project manager and is a full-time, exempt employee primarily responsible for developing strategic communications, planning and implementing a broad range of public affairs and public relations activities to advance client objectives. The public affairs specialist also maintains a high level of expertise on water, oil and gas, agriculture, technology, public safety and related issues. The public affairs specialist travels occasionally, engages in community outreach and has excellent contacts in government, the public and media. This is a remote position and working hours are generally 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with evening and weekend work as needed to fulfill client expectations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, including all important aspects of the job — whether performed daily, weekly, monthly, or annually; and any duty that occurs at irregular intervals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Develop, integrate and implement strategies and associated activities designed to align with and achieve Providence client goals
    • Ensure that the Providence team understands our clients’ goals, and that strategies are being executed by the team
    • Plan all activities and tasks in advance and set realistic team goals and deadlines
  • Work with the project manager to achieve organizational goals and objectives by administering the communications and public relations initiatives, as determined by the larger organizational strategic planning process
  • Work closely with the project manager to ensure that messaging for the client is accurate and aligns with the clients’ narrative; get approval for new client projects and associated activities
  • Maintain and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences including elected officials, community leaders and organizations including chambers of commerce, taxpayer advocates, labor leaders and industry representatives
  • Understand proper ranking protocol and how to appropriately address elected officials
  • Cultivate and maintain strong media relationships
    • Update media list
    • Work closely with the project manager on media
  • Advance company’s and clients’ position with relevant
  • Develop and execute varied and integrated communications projects including websites, print publications, newsletters, digital communications, media and other public relations
  • Oversee creation and launch of new media and Approve new content and ensure content reflects the clients’ goals
  • Evaluate an integrated strategic communications plan to advance Providence’s brand identity and broaden awareness of the company’s
  • Responsible with planning and allocating the clients’ budget, which includes: monitoring spending, approving purchases, reallocating funds and approving invoices
  • Provides support and assistance as assigned to initiate and secure new business through proposal development process and business acquisition (new project hand-off, setup, cross-sell and marketing opportunities)
  • Expected to consistently meet the utilization rate of 75%-80%
  • Complete other duties assigned

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS (IF ANY):

None

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, journalism or closely related field is required
  • Minimum six (6) years’ experience in public affairs, politics, marketing or similar is required
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in budgeting principles and practices
  • Familiarity with web design, content management systems and graphic design
  • Strong community relations skills are required
  • Hard-working team player with exceptional organizational skills and outstanding accuracy, communication, and speaking and writing ability
  • Excellent collaborative and decision-making ability
  • Flexibility with hours – available for day, evening and weekend meetings/events
  • Must possess a reliable vehicle, have a valid California driver’s license with driving record acceptable to the company’s insurance provider, and be able to travel within central California
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software is required
  • Requires daily and/or weekly contact with peers in own department, as well as management, to assure effective collaboration and obtain necessary approvals for current projects. Also requires daily and/or weekly contact with clients to assure effective project outcomes
  • Speak, read and write in English

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Speak, read and write in Spanish

LOCATION:

  • Remote
  • Live in or around Fresno, CA
  • Travel up to 25% within the central valley

BENEFITS & PERKS:

We offer competitive salary, flexible scheduling, healthcare, retirement plans and the opportunity to work in a fast- paced, fun and successful team environment. #Winning!

Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinance.

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  1. I understand that if I am being considered for employment by this company, I may be required to submit to a post-offer physical and drug/alcohol testing (all of which will be paid for by this company) and to authorize the release of the physical examination and test results to this company. Applicants whose test results are positive (prohibited substances present) will not be eligible for further employment consideration.
  2. Any acceptance of employment will be predicated upon the truthfulness of the written and verbal statements contained within this Application and pre-employment process. I understand that should my employer find that any statement I have made is not truthful, any job extended to me may be withdrawn and, if employed, I may be subject to termination.
  3. I understand this Application for Employment is not to be confused as a guarantee of employment for a specific time. I further understand that my employment with this company does not constitute any form of contract, implied or expressed, and such employment will be terminable at will either by myself or my employer upon notice of one party to the other. My continued employment is dependent on satisfactory performance and the continued need for my services as determined by this organization.
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  5. I understand that my Application for Employment will be placed in an active status for a period of six months during which time it will be reviewed as job openings occur in my area(s) of job interest. I also understand that should I wish to continue being considered for job openings beyond the six month period, I must reapply by (a) submitting a new Application for Employment or by (b) submitting a letter requesting renewal of my Application and including an update of my qualifications (recent work history, educational achievements, etc.).

Job Features

Job CategoryLocal
Position TitlePublic affairs coordinator
Reports toComms director/project manager
Employment ClassificationNon-exempt
Level of Supervison RequiredGeneral supervison
Level of Supervision Exercised (Specify Positions)None

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