You will have a baccalaureate or a master’s degree from an accredited university or college in journalism, communications, public relations, English, history, public administration, community development, or related fields.
Three or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in communications, journalism, public relations, government, public administration, community development, or related fields, including managing nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, or governmental entities. Preferably a year or more of experience in a managerial, supervisory, or administrative capacity with communications responsibilities. Experience requirements could be waived based on other qualifications.
High level of expertise in communications skills, including writing/editing/proofing, conceptualizing organizational goals into communications strategies/plans, understanding technology, and using technology to broaden communications efforts—good knowledge of building client relationships, planning, budgeting, and managing skills. Specific knowledge of federal and state policy development and community transportation issues is a plus.
The ability to translate EZ Ride’s goals and objectives into strategic communication plans using all communication vehicles available, including the annual report, newsletter, the Internet, corporate website and social media, email, direct mail, speeches, presentations, and testimonials.
Proficiency in both written and verbal communications that relate to all EZ Ride levels – from drivers to trustees, and the ability to maintain focus on EZ Ride’s long-term goals while effectively supporting the day-to-day operations.
Build and maintain professional relationships with the public and private sector and other nonprofit organizations and manage your consultants