• Director of Public Relations

    Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
    Job Description
    Initial screening will begin on June 11th.  To ensure consideration, please submit your application, cover letter,  résumé, and writing sample by midnight on June 10th.

    The Director of Community and Public Relations develops, coordinates, and directs internal and external public relations activities for the school district and promotes effective communication between the administrative staff, the School Board, and the community.

    Annual Salary: $72,933- $100,327 DOE
    Work Day:  8 hours
    Work Year:  12 months

    Job Qualifications
    The following are required:
    1. Bachelor's degree.
    2. Experience working with a complex organization and using multiple resources to effectively communicate with numerous stakeholders.
    3. Demonstrated experience in media relations including acting as organization spokesperson.
    4. Demonstrated experience in representing an organization during challenging situations.
    5. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
    6. Excellent interpersonal skills; effective oral and written communication skills.
    7. Demonstrated personal computer skills relevant to disseminating information; MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.
    8. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to be flexible and capable of meeting aggressive timetables for multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail.
    9. Knowledge of communications and understanding of governmental process in an educational system or other complex organization.
    10. Knowledge of using websites, television, print ads, social media, and emerging communication technology as a communication tool.
    11. Ability to relate positively with community groups, government officials, and school district personnel.
    12. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of communication methods to accomplish the district’s goals.
    13. Ability to develop effective crisis communication with staff, media, and the community.
    14. Ability to work well independently and handle stressful situations effectively. Ability to maintain confidential information.
    The following are preferred:
    1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism, communications, or closely related field.
    2. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in communications, journalism, or closely related field.