Communication Specialist

Braille Institute, Anaheim, California

Date Posted February 21, 2021
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


The Communication Specialist uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to
implement, maintain and manage internal and external communication efforts.
Reports to:
Chief Information Officer
Essential Functions:
-- Promote, publicize and archive District 123 news, activities and successes in the improvement of learning, teaching and
student achievement through all communication platforms and area media outlets including print, imagery and video.
-- Coordinate and monitor communications between the school district and community including social media.
-- Serve as a contact for media inquiries and requests for information. Disseminate information when necessary in response to
media inquiries.
-- Develop and maintain relationships with the local media, including newspaper and electronic outlets.
-- Assist school personnel and school organizations in planning and publicizing school­related events or activities.
-- Assist with a variety of district events including Opening and Closing day programs, State of the District Dinner, Back to School
Extravaganza, etc.
-- Provide creative support for internal and external communication efforts including print publications, web sites, electronic
communication, community engagement, media and video productions.
-- Provide support to district staff as needed related to the use of communication platforms in the district.
-- Assist in the production and distribution of regular and special school district publications (i.e. community staff newsletters,
Board of Education meeting briefs, calendars, informational brochures, handbooks, directories, maps, good news notices, etc.)
-- Attend off­hours district meetings and events to gather information and media for publication.
--Prepare information packets as necessary for school district stakeholders.

--Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective communication program.

Skills Required:
-- Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.
-- Demonstrated skills in writing and editing.
-- Ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups
-- Demonstrated success in implementing strong communication campaigns
-- Thorough knowledge of media operations.
-- Experience with web design, publication, and graphic design.
-- Extensive knowledge of social media and emerging communication platforms.
-- Competencies in desktop publishing skills and graphic production and design (Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs
including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
-- Experience with gathering and editing video.
-- Ability to adapt to emerging technologies.
-- Possess problem solving skills and reasoning ability.
-- Ability to work with students, staff, parents & community members in a positive manner.
-- Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues that supports a cooperative work environment.
Supporting Materials:
Please submit publicly available web links to the requested work samples within your application:
-- At least one item demonstrating your experience and proficiency in graphic design.
-- At least one example of a website you have created and/or managed, along with a written statement summarizing your
specific role and duties.
-- At least one item demonstrating your experience and proficiency in video production.

-- Experience in journalism, communications, public relations, graphic design or related field
-- Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, public relations or related field preferred.


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