General Statement Of Duties: Plan, develop, coordinates, implement, and evaluate the district's print marketing and communications activities. Organize and contribute various creative forms of writing, content creation, and editing of district internal and external communications; does related work as required.
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: An employee in this classification is responsible for the planning, management, design, and coordination of a wide variety of projects, marketing strategies, promotional campaigns, and public information programs. Review and coordination with departments requesting materials is a prime responsibility. Provides marketing support and general staff assistance to the department for implementation and coordination of District programs and communications. Work performed under the supervision of a departmental supervisor or designee who reviews overall project effectiveness and quality of work. Supervision is not normally a responsibility of positions in this classification; however, the employee may sometimes have lead-worker responsibilities over part-time employees or interns assigned to specific projects.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES PERFORMED:
(Illustrative only. Any single position of a class will not necessarily involve all of the duties listed, and many positions will involve duties that are not listed.)
Provide excellent internal and external customer service. Create a positive experience for staff and patrons through professional and courteous behavior and creative problem solving.
Coordinate, design, and manage print communication projects for the District, including program guides, newsletters, coupons, flyers, brochures, signage, and various large format printing projects, informational and merchandising displays, logos, advertisements, Public Service Announcements, and news releases.
Provide technical assistance to staff in the design and production of graphic materials and print communications. Review and coordinate projects with departments requesting marketing and communications assistance. Oversee the timely completion of assigned projects within the district.
Develop and maintain graphic design resources, preferred vendor lists, equipment, software, libraries, and other materials for the district.
Maintain monthly records, reports, forms and documentation required of the department.
Order and/or purchase supplies required for activities, programs and community partnership events within authorized spending limits
Participate in daily operations including ongoing Needs Assessment activities.
Provide general assistance to the Deputy Superintendent and department by delivering and picking up marketing materials in a timely manner; coordinating printing and publication activities; gathering information for reports, presentations, and other marketing activities; and coordinating the printing and distribution of materials.
Knowledge: Expertise in desktop publishing, electronic design and illustration, graphic arts production, editorial design, and broadcast media. Extensive knowledge of marketing, advertising, promotions, writing, spelling, composition, and media resources.
Skills: The use of Macintosh and PC computers and related software/hardware, with special emphasis on graphic arts, desktop publishing, photographic, illustration, pre-press, Web publishing, and design programs; conventional design and production knowledge; copy writing and editing; marketing techniques; and project coordination.
Abilities: Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; plan and develop attractive, appropriate marketing solutions within the constraints of deadlines and budgets; work effectively and cooperatively with coworkers and vendors; organize, prioritize, and work on multiple projects with excellent time-management and organizational skills; work independently; maintain equipment, resources, materials, and records; learn new technologies, keep up with current trends, and adapt to changes.
Physical Demands Of Position: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility including the ability to move materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis such as boxes, books, materials, etc. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period. Persons with special needs may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to the disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation.
Experience And Training: Four-year degree in public relations, advertising, marketing, or other related field, and at least four years of progressively responsible experience in graphic design, writing, publications, advertising, public relations, and/or marketing work; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the above-described duties.
Necessary Special Requirements: Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon driver's license; safe driving record.
This is a benefited position represented by AFSCME Council 75.
Drug Free Workplace Equal Opportunity Employer
About Willamalane Park & Recreation District - Springfield, OR
Willamalane Park and Recreation District maintains and operates five recreation facilities and 43 parks and natural areas, totaling nearly 1,500 acres. Highlights include 13 waterfront areas, 21 miles of hiking and biking trails, 15 sports fields and 24 playgrounds. Created by voters in 1944, Willamalane is a special tax district, separate from the city of Springfield, with its own boundaries.