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Benefits include personal time off, holidays, health, dental, and life insurance and retirement programs.
COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA OFFICER
Under direction from the General Manager, performs professional work in the development and direction of a variety of activities designed to meet the needs and interests of the community and performs professional marketing, publications, and community relations work. Duties include professional writing, market analysis, planning and promotion of activities, producing and distributing quality promotional materials, contract administration, program development and analysis, grant writing, and managing special projects. Attend public meetings and make written and oral presentations.
Promotes District programs, activities and special events using various media including print, email, websites, social media and news releases. Manages the design, production and distribution of informational brochures, flyers, emails, presentations and other print and electronic media. Oversees the implementation of the marketing calendars for the Recreation and Golf departments.
Manages the production of the “Southgator”, the District’s quarterly newsletter printed and distributed to over 60,000 mailboxes. Manages graphic designer(s) for the “Southgator” and other projects. Coordinates with various printers.
Develops and provides clear and concise reports, policy manuals, memoranda, resolutions, general correspondence, and other written documents including proofreading of documents.
Plans, organizes, schedules and conducts a variety of recreational programs and events for various age and special interest groups including sports, special interest classes, after-school programs, day camps, teen programs, senior programs, community enrichment and crime prevention programs, facility maintenance, facility rentals, park rentals, aquatics and special events.
Manages WildHawk Golf Club’s social media and the Club’s online presence and ensures the Club website remains up to date at all times.
Writes and distributes news releases for the District and WildHawk Golf Club. Maintains database of media and community contacts.
Takes professional quality photographs of special events, programs, facilities and meetings.
Maintains records and makes reports on District programs, facility use, and marketing efforts and results.
Administers contracts, maintains contract files, and confirms that contract payments are made according to terms of contract, reviews certificates of insurance and other documentation for compliance.
Uses recreation registration software expertly and provides training and support to staff for all functions including set-up and registration for programs; reservations and contracts for facility rentals and park rentals; inventory; point-of-sale; receipt of payments; billing; budgeting; marketing and forecasting.
Organizes and participates in meetings with member organizations and advisory boards. Attends District, County and other public meetings.
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with schools, public agencies, media, stakeholders, and community organizations to provide quality programs to the community.
Prepares and administers budgets for programs, facilities and marketing. Works within the budget limitations and is responsible for the control of expenditures.
Researches and pursues donations, grants, sponsorships and fundraising programs. Prepare grant proposals and administer grant contracts.
Complies with Southgate Recreation & Park District Occupational Injury & Illness Prevention Program.
Performs physical labor, lift, carry, push and pull heavy objects, such as tables and chairs (up to 30 lbs.) Walk, stand, stoop and crouch for long periods; climb ladders.
Performs under various weather conditions.
Follows oral and written instructions.
Works harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of and Skilled in: the basic philosophies, techniques and methodologies of marketing; journalism; public relations; photographic techniques; effective writing and grammar; multi-media presentations; printing and typesetting principles and procedures; desktop publishing and graphic design; social media; organizing groups in a recreation setting; the use of volunteers; training procedures; budgeting and fiscal control; operation of office equipment; Adobe Creative Cloud, ActiveNet; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Windows, and other software programs to complete job duties; excellent customer service.
Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions and schedules; read, write and work harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public; demonstrate sound judgment; work independently; perform work with positive energy and enthusiasm; maintain neat and appropriate appearance; effectively communicate orally and in writing; develop and implement marketing programs; analyze situations and adopt effective course of action; plan, organize, and prioritize tasks; collect, analyze, interpret and present data in a clear and concise manner; establish and maintain positive relationships with the public and other employees; represent the District in a professional manner. Maintain consistent use of a vehicle for travel to various locations every day.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform heavy physical labor, lift, carry, push and pull heavy objects, such as tables and chairs, (up to 30 lbs.) Must be able to walk, stand, stoop and crouch for long periods; climb ladders; perform under various weather conditions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a college or university with a four-year degree or equivalent in, marketing, journalism, English, public relations, or related field. Two years of professional level experience in public recreation, marketing, journalism, recreation, or related field is required. Additional experience may be considered for the college degree requirement.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
Valid California Driver’s License is required. Insurable under District policy.
Salary range is $58,388 - $74,520 annually, depending on qualifications. Benefits include personal time off, holidays, health, dental, and life insurance and retirement programs.
STATUS: Full-time; Non-Exempt.
This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. The incumbent may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties.
Southgate Recreation & Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or pregnancy.
Southgate Recreation & Park District is an independent special district established in 1956 to serve the residents of South Sacramento. The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors. The District encompasses a 52-square mile area of unincorporated South Sacramento County. In this area, the District currently maintains 42 parks, 7 community centers, 2 aquatic facilities, a golf course, and numerous landscape corridors and nature preserves. The District’s primary goal and its public charge is to provide recreation and park services to the 126,000 residents it serves. Over the next twenty years, the District expects to add approximately 500 acres of park land and green space as new subdivision developments occur.
Our mission is: A commitment to provide positive recreational opportunities, safe and attractive parks and open spaces, resulting in a healthier community.
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