School of Media & Strategic Communications

Job Opening -- Chief Communications Director -- Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration


Position Type:  Administration/Statewide Entities

Date Posted:  4/28/17

Location:  Oklahoma City

Closing Date:  5/15/17

FLSA STATUS:  EXEMPT

REPORTS TO:  Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration Executive Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:
* Research data, develop resource bank, and prepare messaging for CCOSA.
* Create and maintain relationships with the media to ensure news regarding CCOSA is being shared with appropriate audiences.
* Act as media spokesperson along with the Executive Director and serve as the primary point of contact for all media inquiries.
* Proactively pitch stories to the local media.  This includes developing, writing and distributing news releases about CCOSA and responding to
  media requests.
* Develop annual strategic communication plans including measurable goals, objectives, and tactics.
* Develop and produce all print and online marketing collaterals including Better Schools, brochures, signage and flyers.
* Produce new content for digital media via the CCOSA website and social media channels.
* Coordinate and manage all special events for CCOSA and its affiliated organizations.
* Produce new content for digital media via the CCOSA website and social media channels.
* Coordinate and manage all special events for CCOSA and its affiliated organizations.
* Conduct continuous media monitoring of all news coverage related to CCOSA and review media clippings.
* Provide communications training for CCOSA member districts.
* Target school member audiences in various locations in the state.
* Build a comprehensive Master Planning and Editorial Calendar.
* Develop the CCOSA story, review the logo and brand.
* Create a robust social media presence.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:
* Must be at least 18 years of age.
* Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field of study required.
* Communication experience preferred.

SKILLS:
* Current working relationship with local media is preferred.
* Superior written and verbal communications skills.
* Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Strong understanding of common social media platforms.
* Skilled in creating, editing and promoting written and visual content.
* Utilize social media to engage with and connect with the community.
* Analyze and explain news relating to public education.
* Collaborate and cooperate with others in fast-paced work environment.

CCOSA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), marital status, sexual orientation, physical/mental disability, pregnancy, parental status or military status.  CCOSA shall take affirmative action towards meeting the goals and intentions of applicable nondiscrimination laws in all activities and operations.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Twelve months a year preferred.  Salary and benefits as contracted by the Executive Director in consultation with the Chair of the Executive Committee.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE (REQUIRED):

To apply for this position, contact ccosajobs@gmail.com.  Applications should be received by May 15, 2017.

All interested individuals should send a resume along with a letter of interest to Pam Deering at ccosajobs@gmail.com.  Contact number:  405-524-1191/Pam Deering or Charlotte Murphy.

CCOSA is EOE and will accept applications until May 15, 2017 or until the position is filled.  DESIRED JOB START DATE:  AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.