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Current positions

Director of Forest Products (Public Affairs Specialist 3) – State of Oregon/Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Closing Date/Time: May 15, 2015 12:00 a.m.

Salary: $6,700 – $7,500 monthly

Permanent, Full-Time Position

Description

JOIN THE BUILDING WITH WOOD REVOLUTION. OFRI is a state agency charged with advancing public understanding of forests, forest management and forest products. The Director of Forest Products will plan and lead OFRI’s new statewide Forest Products Promotion and Education Program. This program is designed to create and strengthen demand for traditional and innovative wood products among Pacific Northwest architectural, engineering and professional building communities. The Director is responsible for developing, maintaining and strengthening working and professional relationships with state agencies, universities and trade associations, and with firms representing architects, engineers, developers and builders. You will participate as a member of a small, dynamic team that is working to define the future of Oregon’s sustainable forests and forest products.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Plan and lead a comprehensive program to promote Oregon wood products among architects, engineers, building professionals, building codes officials, academics and others.

* Plan long-range communications and public education or outreach strategies that include advertising, education, promotional events, publicity, and print and electronic media.

* Plan and manage budgets for advertising, promotions, publicity and website management and public outreach activities.

* Network with stakeholders, such as state and federal agencies, the OSU College of Forestry, the Oregon Forest Industries Council Manufacturing Committee, trade associations, WoodWorks and others, to identify opportunities and gaps in current promotional marketing efforts.

* Work with Business Oregon (Oregon Economic Development Department), the Oregon Department of Forestry and non-governmental organizations to understand current state efforts to expand international markets for finished wood products, and determine how OFRI might assist such efforts.

* Work with the Oregon Building Codes Division to identify barriers to building tall wood structures greater than five stories, and map a strategy to overcome those barriers.

* Conduct market research among members of the design/building communities to understand what their information needs are regarding the use of wood products in commercial structures.

* Use the research to develop and implement a promotion and education plan that meets the information needs of architects, designers, engineers, developers, specifiers and others responsible for structural and aesthetic building design decisions.

* Promote the benefits of wood as a cost-effective and environmentally preferred green building material to the design/build communities.

* Develop credible, professional and science-based print and electronic materials that position Oregon wood products as a preferred green building material.

* Underscore Oregon’s sustainable forest practices and high environmental standards throughout all marketing materials, events and other initiatives.

* Expand opportunities for Oregon manufacturers to export finished goods abroad.

* Increase the build and design community’s understanding of the practice of forestry and the use and benefits of forest products.

* Encourage research and help facilitate continued improvements in wood utilization and construction.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Relations, Marketing the Behavioral or Social Sciences or related degree AND five (5) years professional level experience in Public Relations or Affairs; OR Eight years (8) experience in marketing, communication or sales; five (5) of the eight years must have been at the Public Relations or Affairs professional level.

Application Process To view the full job announcement and to apply, visit www.oregonjobs.org, click on Look for Jobs, enter OFRI in the keywords search box and select Job Posting Number OFRI15-0002.

Public Outreach Program Manager (Public Affairs Specialist 1) – State of Oregon/Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Portland, Oregon

Closing Date/Time: May 15, 2015 12:00 a.m.

Salary: $3,300 – $3,700 monthly

Permanent, Full-Time Position

Description

OFRI is a state agency charged with advancing public understanding of forests, forest management and forest products. The Public Outreach Program Manager works across OFRI’s primary programs – public outreach, K-12 education, landowner training, and forest products promotion – to assist in the development and implementation of OFRI’s communication products. Among others, these include special reports and other publications, videos, websites, social media and special projects. The work requires strong coordination and communication with program staff to ensure consistent messaging and clear communications. Gaining in-depth knowledge of each program and its objectives will be a priority. Writing and editing skills, as well as expertise in project management, are critical. The position reports to the Executive Director, with strong alignment and coordination with the Senior Manager, Public Outreach. You will participate as a member of a small, dynamic team that is working to define the future of Oregon’s sustainable forests and forest products.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Assist the Executive Director and other staff in planning the content of OFRI special reports and other publications and then coordinate subject matter experts, stakeholder reviews and input, writing, editing, proofreading, working with state printing, and distribution.

* Assist the Executive Director and other staff in producing OFRI videos, including planning, script writing, talent recruitment, shooting, editing, and final production.

* Research, write, edit and arrange material for posting on OFRI’s four websites: OregonForests.org; LearnForests.org; KnowYourForest.org; and OregonForestLaws.org

* Assist and provide expertise on the development of a social media marketing plan and lead the development, coordination, writing and posting of Blog entries, Facebook entries, Search Engine Optimization strategies, and social media marketing.

* Develop the editorial calendar and write copy or make assignments for OFRI’s monthly electronic newsletter, eNews, and the quarterly K-12 newsletter, Forestry for the Classroom.

* Plan the OFRI news release calendar and prepare news releases, media advisories, fact sheets, articles for OFRI publications, PowerPoint presentations, display materials, brochures and other communication products as needed; post material online and email them to selected audiences.

* Arrange for publicity of OFRI programs and special events. Create objectives and action plans to implement portions of an agency communication plan.

* Work with the Executive Director to write and deliver Op Eds and Guest Viewpoints and schedule meetings with newspaper editorial boards.

* Work with the Executive Director and staff to plan, write and publish the OFRI Annual Report for delivery to the OFRI Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting in October.

* Manage OFRI’s proofreader contract, ensuring that all letters, publications and documents designed for public consumption are first proofread prior to publication.

* Manage OFRI’s Speakers Bureau program including managing OFRI’s scheduling contractor and planning biennial training sessions for volunteer speakers.

* Track and manage the printing needs of OFRI program staff. Help staff plan for future printing needs of existing materials, and work with state printing on the creation of new OFRI publications. Assist the Senior Manager by providing quality assurance/quality control of the OFRI brand identity and look and feel for all media – print, electronic, outdoor, etc.

* Assist the Senior Manager by providing quality assurance/quality control of the OFRI brand identity and look and feel for all media – print, electronic, outdoor, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Relations. Marketing, Journalism, or the Behavior or Social Sciences or related degree

OR Three years technical or high level experience directly related to the position under recruitment.

Application Process To view the full job announcement and to apply, visit www.oregonjobs.org, click on Look for Jobs, enter OFRI in the keywords search box and select Job Posting Number OFRI15-0001.

Senior Communications Specialist – On the Floor @Dove

On The Floor @Dove (OTF) is a veterinary training website known around the world with accounts in over 150 countries. Since its conception in 2010, the OTF team has grown from an in-house group of three employees to six full-time team members. This year, we have increased our sales over 60% from the prior year. To support the growth of OTF and push our brand even further, we have created a Senior Communications Specialist position and are seeking an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit to oversee tactical marketing and brand development activities. Under the direction of the Sales and Marketing Manager, this position creates and implements the strategic plan for OTF’s marketing, ensuring marketing campaigns are aligned with sales objectives.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent writing skills, creativity, and skill in marketing strategy, execution, and analytics. In addition, we are seeking candidates who are inspired by the mission of On The Floor @Dove and who will thrive in a startup environment where flexibility, resourcefulness, and the ability to work at a fast-pace are key to success.

Visit our website at www.dovelewis.org/about-us/employment-opportunities to learn more and apply.

 Public Relations Account Manager – Koopman Ostbo Marketing Communications

This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for – an opportunity to work with cutting edge brands in the natural and organic food and beverage space.

Koopman Ostbo Marketing Communications has a long history of helping to grow brands that change the world, and we have an immediate opening for a PR Account Manager. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the food and beverage category and will thrive in a teamwork-oriented environment. We are looking for someone who can generate consumer engagement through integrated communications campaigns that make use of media relations, social media and digital strategy.

Our PR Account Manager will drive the day-to-day business and serve as the day-to-day contact for multiple clients. The position requires a strategic and creative thinker and communicator who is able to take initiative while prioritizing and managing multiple efforts at once.

Responsibilities:

• Developing strategic media relations plans for a variety of clients, and executing against those plans.

• Driving cross-team integration/collaboration and contributing to integrated communications efforts.

• Building/maintaining media relationships and utilizing creative ways to reach media contacts.

• Developing messaging/talking points and writing all press materials, including media kits, press releases and story pitches.

• Creating compelling content, media hooks and story angles.

• Developing strategies to leverage clients’ presences are major trade shows.

• Staying on top of relevant trends and leveraging them for the benefit of the clients.

• Carrying out both product launch and product momentum initiatives, as well as brand-focused efforts.

• Providing strategic counsel to clients and serving as a trusted advisor, as well as managing, maintaining and growing client relationships.

• Planning for and managing crisis communications as necessary.

• Tracking coverage and reporting to clients.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or related field.

• At least 2 years agency (preferred) or client-side PR or other relevant experience.

• Strong understanding of the digital landscape and a proven track record of successfully developing integrated campaigns that leverage media relations, social media and digital strategies.

• Strong writing skills.

• Strategic and creative thinking.

• Initiative and resourcefulness – must be a self-starter.

• Ability to work well both individually and as part of a team and to prioritize/manage multiple efforts simultaneously.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Darin Linnman, darin@koopmanostbo.com. No phone calls please.

Director of Public Affairs – Union Pacific

The Director Public Affairs for Oregon and Washington is a direct report to the Vice President Public Affairs – Western Region at Union Pacific.

The position will be staffed in Portland, OR. Please note that an essential requirement to receive further consideration is five years of work experience performing a public affairs role through one or more of the following: 1) representing a company or an association before elected or appointive officials in Oregon and Washington; or 2) performing a legislative or regulatory role in the states of Oregon and Washington.

Accountabilities

•Organize interface between Union Pacific, state legislatures and other elected or appointive state officials. Establish and sustain relationships with state legislators and their staffs. Direct contract lobbyists who represent Union Pacific interests in state legislatures and other state agencies. Coordinate Union Pacific subject matter experts for legislative hearings and meetings as needed. Deliver Union Pacific political contributions within assigned states.
•Build relationships with executive branch government officials, including staff members of Governor’s office and Department of Transportation. Complete frequent visits to capitol cities to build relationships with key executive staff.
•Proactively engage the region field offices for Federal elected and appointive officials. Attend local events for such officials.
•Engage the Mayors, City Councils and City Managers in key communities along Union Pacific lines through frequent visits and contact. Proactively monitor and resolve community issues and concerns regarding Union Pacific and its operations which impact the community. Monitor and ensure Union Pacific fulfills its commitments to local communities.
•Build awareness and understanding of Union Pacific, its benefits and impacts at the community level through public presentations and direct participation in community organizations. Organize Union Pacific presence and venues for key public events in assigned states.
•Monitor and identify state and local public/private partnership opportunities. Represent Union Pacific at meetings of potential partners as assigned by Vice President Public Affairs.
•Serve as the lead contact in identifying opportunities for charitable or community gifts in assigned states. Organize meetings and events to maximize the visibility of Union Pacific charitable and community giving.
•Deploy programs to support participation of Union Pacific managers in local charitable events. Coordinate participation in local charities to maximize Union Pacific’s exposure in such engagements.
•Manage media relations and communications in assigned states as directed by the Vice President Public Affairs and the Director Corporate Relations and Media.

Qualifications

Required
•Bachelor of Arts degree or other Bachelor level degree in Public Relations, Public Administration, Communication, Government Affairs, political science, or closely aligned field.
•Five years experience in Corporate Relations representing a company or an association before elected or appointive officials or performing a legislative or regulatory role in the states of Oregon and Washington.
Preferred
•Master of Arts degree in Public Relations, Public Administration, Communication, Government Affairs, political science or closely aligned field.
•Five years experience in corporate communications including group business presentations, business writing, and effective consensus building skills.
•Five years experience in External Relations which established an effective political relationship network in assigned states of responsibility.
•Five years experience / knowledge in a management / professional position which developed knowledge of government decision making process in assigned states of responsibiilty.

Apply here

Holiday Retirement – Communications Consultant (contract)

At Holiday, we are serious about helping seniors enjoy a well-earned retirement. If you are a talented and driven leader who shares our passion to serve customers and inspire excellence, consider joining us. The communications consultant is responsible for creating, editing and executing written, digital and video communications to fully support our field leaders through key initiatives, pilots, projects and programs. Ensures successful communications through the development and presentation of strategy, communication plans, calendars, support and reporting tools, and continual process improvement.

Essential Responsibilities

* Ensures communications and tools meet the needs of the field, the project sponsor, and the company

* Coordinates and tests field facing communications

* Manages field impact calendar and ensures field capacity and appropriate timing

* Develops communication strategy and plans for all pilots, projects and initiatives

* Drafts, reviews, and edits field facing communications and support tools

* Develops project “How to” implementation guides, contingency plans, resident and associate communications, etc.

* Develops and manages email distribution lists

* Develops and socializes field communication SLAs

* Develops and maintains contact lists to support the field

* Measures and works to improve communication effectiveness

* Conducts communication and project analysis

* Supports crisis communication as needed

* Point of contact for associates and leaders in need of support with communications and project tools

Qualifications

* Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Corporate Communications or like position

* Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.)

* Strong experience in the creative sector; ability to write, edit, and design communications across all levels of a corporate and/or multi-unit environment

* Proven track record developing communications and instructional guides for cross-functional projects and initiatives

* Demonstrated experience with the development of communication strategy

* Strong organization, process management, and scheduling ability required

* Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Office, and PowerPoint required; knowledge of InDesign is beneficial

Physical Requirements

* Sit for long periods of time while performing job duties

* Cooperatively operate in a professional office and community environment which may be noisy or disruptive at times

* Work 30 hours a week for 12 months, and additional time as needed

* Work from home office, remote location, or Holiday office

* Routinely use and provide your own standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, fax machines, conference call, and video conference equipment

Apply here

Catholic Community Services – Communications Coordinator

Description:
We seek a Communications Coordinator to be responsible for supporting Catholic Community Services (CCS) and Catholic Community Services Foundation (CCSF) in accomplishing their fund development and marketing communications goals in accordance with the guidelines provided by the national Council on Accreditation. Functions of this position include Communications office coordination and administration, event support, database administration, graphic design support.

Catholic Community Services is a 501 (c)(3) faith based, social service organization serving children, youth, adults and families with special needs in the Mid-Willamette Valley and Central Oregon Coast.

Our Mission: To champion the positive development of children and adults, strengthen families and build community.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Associate’s Degree in business administration, English, marketing, or related field and four years relevant experience
2. Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point required; proficiency with InDesign/Adobe Suite/Wordpress a plus
3. Experience in public relations project coordination
4. Experience with database administration highly desired
5. Knowledge of website and social media tools highly desired

This position is full-time, salaried/exempt and will be open until filled.

Salary:
$17.31-$23.80 per hour/ DOE

Catholic Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and our programs and employment are open to all. We offer a friendly, team-based environment, a competitive salary, and an excellent benefits and paid time off package. Full-time employees earn 5 weeks of paid time-off a year.

Visit our website to learn more about CCS at www.ccswv.org.

Application Guidelines/Contact: Please complete the online application, cover letter, and resume. For questions regarding the application process contact us via email at: jobs@ccswv.org

Catholic Community Services – Director of Communications & Public Relations

Catholic Community Services is a 501 (c)(3) faith based, social service organization serving children, youth, adults and families with special needs in the Mid-Willamette Valley and Central Oregon Coast.

Our Mission: To champion the positive development of children and adults, strengthen families and build community.

We are seek a passionate and innovative Director of Communications and Public Relations to plan and implement integrated communications initiatives for Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette Valley & Central Coast, its workforce, board of directors, programs and affiliates, and CCS Foundation, its workforce, board of directors, programs and affiliates.
The Director of Communications and Public Relations generates, develops, monitors, and manages communications strategy, messaging and message delivery, work plans, and budgets, to support department mission. Manages major projects and provides guidance to direct reports, vendors, and contracted professionals.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
1. B.A. in communications, English, public relations, or related field.
2. Demonstrated excellence in communications management and administration including planning, development, staff supervision, and implementation of campaigns and initiatives.
3. Demonstrated success in project management.
4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office
5. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
6. Ten years related work experience in communications planning and implementation is desired.

This position is full-time, salaried/exempt and will be open until filled.

Salary: $26.28-36.13 per hour/ DOE

Catholic Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and our programs and employment are open to all. We offer a friendly, team-based environment, a competitive salary, and an excellent benefits and paid time off package. Full-time employees earn 5 weeks of paid time-off a year.

Visit our website to learn more about CCS at www.ccswv.org.

Application Guidelines/Contact: Please complete our online application, cover letter, and resume.

For questions regarding the application process contact us via email at:jobs@ccswv.org