The Workforce Communications Coordinator provides the business community, local government, economic development officials and education stakeholders information about the services of the Workforce Development Board. This will include significant communication responsibilities and frequent outreach services. The Coordinator performs general professional and administrative work under the general supervision of the Director of Workforce Development.Specific Duties and Responsibilities & Essential Functions:Disseminate information about Workforce Development services for employers, local governments, media and the public. Bring back information from business community and stakeholders about the hiring and training need for workforce development services.Update and manage the websites and social media pages of the Region 2000 Workforce Development Board (WDB). Responsible for producing WDB press statements, articles, annual reports, newsletters and other communications related tasks. This includes developing and managing a digital resource library. Increase public awareness of Region 2000 Workforce Development Board activities by making presentations to public and private organizations, agencies, business events, and the like.Plan or participate in hiring events, job fairs and other similar activities; Work with the Director of RIDE Solutions to develop commuter options programs at worksites and business centers.Assist WDB staff, as needed, with review and graphic content for documents, PowerPoint presentations, speeches, press releases and presentations. Develop and manage published articles, advertisements, web content, and videos that present WDB services and program partners.Assist other organizations as requested. Perform other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Excellent oral, written, and social media communications skills as well as the ability to write, edit, and deliver speeches and presentations is required.The ability to interact professionally and maintain effective working relationships with public and private sector leaders and representatives, including the media, through listening and responsiveness will also be important to be successful. Ability to plan, schedule and organize meetings, regional visits from individuals or groups and special events, including news conferences. Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office products for word processing, email, presentations, spreadsheets and publication software required. Constant Contact or similar resource proficiency desired.Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent web graphic design tools required. Video and Photography skills preferred.Ability to research and prepare clear, concise and well-organized technical reports. Ability to organize work with minimal supervision and execute multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to plan and accomplish goals, using skillful problem solving techniques. Ability to work as part of a team and to adapt work habits and procedures as necessary to accommodate the organization. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in business, communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, English or related field preferred. Three (3) years of relevant experience is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Government or nonprofit experience preferred.Possession of valid Virginia Driver’s license and acceptable driving record required.More information, detailed position descriptions and our application is available at http://www.localgovernmentcouncil.org/about/jobs.html. Reply with application, resume, cover letter and salary history to email@example.com , fax 434-845-3493 or Region 2000 LGC, 828 Main Street, 12th floor, Lynchburg, VA 24504. Positions open until filled. Priority response date, June 12, 2017. Drug free environment. VRS employer. EOE
Virginia's Region 2000 Local Government Council is Planning District #11 in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Mission of the Local Government Council is to be a dynamic public forum for matters of regional significance; to create regional solutions by coordinating regional plans and building coalitions; and, to provide excellence in regional services to our localities and to the Commonwealth.