Public Relations Manager
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages production of print publications, from creative development through delivery. Responsibilities may include developing theme and messaging, writing, designing, copyediting, proofreading and coordinating design and production with vendors. Publications may include invitations, calendars of events, event collateral, Healthy Community Giving Guide, Annual Report and marketing materials. Supports event planning for Foundation events, ensuring alignment with the Foundation brand and strategic objectives. Responsibilities may include producing event collateral, coordinating with venue staff, writing remarks, and staffing events. Working in partnership with the Digital Communications Manager, develops and manages promotional campaigns for Foundation products, programs and new initiatives (such as the Center for Community Partnerships) aimed at fundholders, potential fundholders, donors, nonprofit organizations and professional advisors. Supports strategic communications planning by working with the organization’s senior strategy team on brand development, messaging and positioning. Provides editing services to all staff to support them in executing clear communications consistent with the Foundation’s brand and strategic objectives. Ensures effective brand management by guarding and enforcing our brand graphic standards and messaging to ensure consistency and professionalism in all external communications. Works with existing partners and develops new channels that provide visibility for The Seattle Foundation as the county’s leader in powerful, rewarding philanthropy, through events, media partnerships, promotional campaigns with external partners, etc.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Knowledge of: Mission and objectives of The Seattle Foundation, including products, policies, and procedures applicable to this position King County issues and nonprofit organizations Current philanthropic practices and trends, especially in King County Strategic communications planning and principles Publications production processes Basic marketing principles and practices AP style guidelines and copywriting Principles and practices of project management Social media strategies, tools and best practicesAbility to: Work independently to plan and complete routine tasks that have multiple steps and potential alternatives; work with officers to implement multi-step projects Interpret and explain Foundation policies and procedures Write clearly and succinctly for the online and print channels Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers Operate desktop computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, design and presentation software Work on multiple activities concurrently; organize work to meet deadlines; and respond to changing priorities Maintain confidentiality of the Foundation’s data and customer relationshipsQUALIFICATIONS:A combination of the experience, education, and training listed below which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position.Experience: Excellent writing skills, with experience in e-communications, corporate publications, development appeals, and executive ghostwriting Project management experience for complex publications, working with external design firms, photographers and other contractors to produce high-quality, error-free, brand-compliant publications Experience with social media and digital communications to support Digital Communications Manager and help identify emerging online communications strategies that support organizational strategy Experience with Adobe Creative Suite software: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Experience copy editing/proofing Ability to manage multiple projects with an eye for detail and quality Familiarity with Microsoft Office SharePoint preferred TO APPLY:Please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@seattlefoundation.org defining the Subject as “Public Relations Manager.” No phone calls please.Preference will be given to applications received by February 21, 2014. The Seattle Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristics not bearing on job performance.