The American Staffing Association is seeking an experienced professional for the position of director of public relations. The director oversees strategy, planning, and implementation of association’s PR programs, particularly via news media and social media outreach and engagement and industry marketing efforts. Prepares and delivers content to promote and enhance a positive image of staffing and recruiting industry among targeted external audiences.
A college degree in PR, journalism, communications, English, or related field is preferred, with at least 10 years of relevant experience in PR, preferably in a trade association, PR agency, business enterprise, or combination thereof. Must possess a deep knowledge of PR and social media strategy and public policy, and hands-on expertise in media relations, including prior experience serving as a spokesperson. Established relationships with business, economics, human resource trade, and associated media outlets and reporters and familiarity with and interest in employment and economic trends desired.
Prefer a creative professional who is proficient with Associated Press or similar journalistic editorial style standards and possesses a good eye for quality design that supports communications objectives in various mediums. Must be a detail-oriented, savvy, flexible self-starter and excellent writer who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven working environment who can successfully motivate and manage one staff member (PR coordinator) and a variety of teams (PR agency of record; association members/volunteers; and internal and external writers, designers, and technicians) involved in preparing and delivering content to news media and through a wide range of association communications vehicles. The ideal candidate is a confident public speaker with prior experience briefing c-level executives.
Interested candidates must submit a resume and a cover letter to HR@americanstaffing.net. No phone calls please.
About American Staffing Asssociation
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. Learn more at americanstaffing.net.