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Title:  Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Application Deadline Date:  12/11/2022
Req ID:  44902
Department:  Labor
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55

Overview

The Vermont Department of Labor is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and innovative thinker, with a variety of skills, to coordinate the Department communications, marketing, engagement efforts. This individual should have basic knowledge of business communications, marketing, advertising, public relations and media relations, and the ability to work across multiple platforms. Graphic design skills are a plus. 

The Department's Communications and Outreach Coordinator will assist with the overall promotion of the Department as it relates to outreach and public awareness. This Coordinator will play a major role in the development and implementation of the Department's strategic communications plan, in addition to assisting with photo and video capturing, managing various social media channels, press release drafting, website updating, and other communication and marketing efforts as identified. The coordinator will work out of the Commissioner's Office and assisting all internal divisions, in various capacities, to effectively communicate and connect with their respective target audiences. This position requires someone equipped with a positive attitude, ability to adapt, a willingness to learn new skills and receive critical feedback as it pertains to developing material and copy, an interest in working with a team of people, and a desire to serve the public. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and constantly looking for new and innovative ways to further the Department of Labor's mission through effective communication.

This is an office-based position, but eligible employees may have the opportunity to voluntarily participate in a hybrid remote schedule. In order to help with work/life balance, alternative work schedule requests will also be considered for this position (the standard state work schedule is 7:45am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday). Remote and alternative work schedule eligibility and scheduling is determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the needs of the Department, and must be consistent with State and Department policies.

The hourly rate listed in this job posting reflects the first step in a 15-step pay plan. Step 1 is also the normal hiring rate established for most positions, and is the salary usually offered to applicants when they apply for positions in State Government. In rare circumstances a special exception can be approved for an applicant to be placed in a higher step at the time of hire. This is typically based on experience and rate of pay from prior employment. For more information on the state pay charts, visit this website: https://humanresources.vermont.gov/compensation/pay-charts.

We are looking for someone with:
•    Experience in outreach activities and communications
•    Strong written and oral communication skills 
•    Knowledge of social media platforms 
•    Detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time 
•    Basic knowledge of design platforms (Adobe, Canva, etc) and Microsoft Suite

Who May Apply

This position, Communications and Outreach Coordinator  (Job Requisition #44902), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact beth.meyer-ehrich@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in an office setting. Incumbent must have available private transportation for completion of field assignments on a timely basis. Weekend and evening duty may be anticipated. Certain promotional activities, required convention attendance, etc. may require overnight stays away from home.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, advertising, English, or technical and business writing AND two (2) years or more of experience in communications, public or media relations, marketing, policy writing, or consumer education.

OR

Four (4) years or more of experience in communications, public or media relations, marketing, policy writing, or consumer education.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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