Community Relations Specialist, New Kensington CDC

Posted by on October 08, 2012

Community Relations Specialist, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Posted on: September 24, 2012


Community Relations Specialist


Provide advocacy and community communications functions in the greater Kensington area and Port Richmond. Implement a community wide public communications plan for NKCDC.

Reports to: Deputy Director


Work with various program directors to develop a communications plan that addresses needs. Identify other successful methods for both internal and external communications strategies. Develop web presence strategy and associated content.
Write and prepare weekly e-newsletters and a quarterly newsletter that publicizes the work of the organization and advertises the events and services of other groups in the area.
Work with various departments on organizational materials including spec sheets, annual report, postcards, fliers, posters, and other outreach materials. Update and revamp as needed.
Build relationships with various members of the press or community groups to facilitate easy back and forth communication.
Assist Deputy Director with various administrative tasks including but not limited to grant writing, research, graphics, filing, copying, collating, and all other public relations and development activities.
Assist with the development of reporting systems, data collection, and outcomes analysis.
Document activities and and distribute press content among staff and partners.
Coordinate public event presence and day of outreach to the community.
Collaborate with other departments as assigned to help them meet their goals. Other duties as assigned.


Professional manner and good interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate with a broad range of constituents.
Experience working with community residents and volunteers.
Some Spanish language preferred.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritize work, take initiative, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. Demonstrated flexibility in managing time-sensitive tasks and projects.
Strong attention to detail.
Proficiency in various computer and internet programs including Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher, Photoshop, online newsletter formatting, web content management systems, etc.


Competitive salary with excellent benefits including HMO health plan, long- and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and 403 (b) retirement plan.

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