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Temporary Communications Director

Based in Las Vegas, NV


Organization
The Education Support Employees Association (ESEA) is the not-for-profit organization that represents the 11,579 education support professionals who work in the Clark County School District, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are the official collective bargaining agent and have been since 1967.

Position
ESEA seeks a creative, results-oriented communications professional with at least three years of experience to serve as its Communications Director.

The Communications Director will create and implement strategic communications efforts, develop a wide range of content and outreach materials, work with staff and outside agencies and conduct union media outreach.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collegial and team-oriented environment.

Do you have at least three years of professional experience in a communications or marketing agency or working in the communications department of an advocacy organization with a significant membership base?

Would you like to work for an organization with a strong mission to serve working families?

If so, please apply for this full-time position, which is part of a highly collaborative team focused on integrated communications and marketing success.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting in the development and implementing an integrate communications strategy to increase awareness of ESEA.
  • Responsible for creating and overseeing development of engaging content, collateral and other assets to support promotion campaigns and core messaging including: press releases, brochures, reports, talking points, speeches, flyers, advertising and advertising campaign concepts and copy, social media content, web site content, and for working with outside writers and agencies, as needed, to produce campaigns and content.
  • Responsible for developing presentations and assisting in development of speeches that promote ESEA benefits to audiences including leaders, members and prospective members.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Previous experience as a communications manager with minimum three years of professional experience in a communications or marketing agency or working in the communications department of an organization with a significant membership base.
  • Experience must include strategic communications planning and media relations. Must have proven experience in producing communications plans, assisting in setting strategy and executing plans with measurable successes in both traditional and new media.
  • The ability to think strategically and translate organizational goals into integrated communications strategies and tactics.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills; excellent grammar and usage; excellent proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely so that it is easily understandable to a broad audience in print and digital media
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects and demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and produce consistent, high volume of output.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and photo editing software such as Adobe Creative Cloud/Photoshop (familiarity with design and video editing software a plus).
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing or other related field (Master’s a plus).

Compensation and benefits
Salary for this full-time union position is competitive. ESEA also provides a very generous benefit package, including fully paid health coverage, pension and other benefits.

To apply for this position
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, salary history and relevant references. Position finalists will need to provide a portfolio of written materials and produce an assignment and make a presentation to team members.

Please indicate where you learned about the position. All submissions should be sent to eseainfo@nsea-nv.org with Temporary Communications Director in the subject line.

ESEA is an equal opportunity employer.

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