Seeking a go-getter with
excellent communication skills to lead Waterfront's PR and Fundraising
you the next person to join the team of one of the longest-standing service
organizations in Pensacola? Want to make a difference for the
underprivileged each day? Then serving as Director of Public Relations
and Development for Waterfront Rescue Mission might be just the spot for
seeking a driven, energetic, reliable person to lead an established team in the
Mission's community relationships, marketing, and fundraising activities.
Fast-paced environment requires an organized, dependable person who works well
with others to oversee this dynamic effort.
like you? Take a look at the qualifications and job functions below to
see if this job if for you.
position is available immediately.
Responsible for the public relations initiatives within Waterfront.
Creates, manages, and implements PR campaigns with the goal of enriching Waterfront’s
public position and image. Maintains strong relationships with media
representatives and key community members.
Under the general guidance of the Executive Vice President, this
position is responsible for all development and fundraising activities.
this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Must exemplify and model Christian
behaviors and values and possess high levels of ethics, honesty, and character.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or 4+ years
related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and
experience. Must have a valid state driver’s license and be insurable by the WRM
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrates the Mission and Core Values of
Waterfront Rescue Mission in all job functions and daily activities.
Plans and directs public relations programs designed to create and
maintain a favorable public image for the Mission.
Cultivates and solicits major gifts and donors.
Develops marketing communications and directs advertising campaigns.
Creates thought leadership materials.
Creates, directs, and/or delivers press releases, media relations
content, case studies, white papers, executive biographies, corporate
newsletter content, social media content, and speaking proposals.
Identifies, develops, and executes communications strategy for key
media contacts and customer references.
Develops and directs the Mission’s marketing efforts
and public relations initiatives.
Oversees the Mission’s direct response efforts
including annual fund gift solicitation, donor acquisition campaign, and
monthly donor program.
Oversees the Volunteer Program.
Directs planned giving.
Develops and directs fundraising events, as well as
donor and volunteer appreciation events.
Oversees the control, use, and confidentiality of
the Mission’s database.
Develops and submits the PR & Development Department
Serves when needed as the Mission’s spokesperson.
Performs all supervisor duties expected of a
Some travel may be necessary for training and
Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or
other Mission management.
Core Competencies, Skills and Abilities:
the Mission Statement and Core Values of the Mission in all job functions and daily
the organizational goals of the Mission.
a professional and positive attitude during daily Mission activities. Strives to provide a positive cultural
environment for coworkers, clients, and customers.
stewardship by taking ownership of one’s duties and responsibilities and does
not waste or destroy Mission assets and/or properties.
teamwork and the ability to work well with others. Demonstrates the ability to form effective
working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, other staff members, and
motivation to perform at his/her very best every day and puts forth an effort
to motivate others to be at their very best.
excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal
skills, and can effectively present information in one-on-one and small group
situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
the ability to write general correspondence, as well as effective promotional
safety mindfulness during Mission-related activities by always utilizing and/or
wearing required safety equipment, always looking for ways to improve
organizational safety, and ways to avoid accidents and/or injuries.
the ability to manage conflict in a constructive manner. Has the ability to deal with problems
involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
the ability to read and comprehend general instructions, short correspondence,
commitment to coworkers, customers, clients, and the Mission by maintaining
regular job attendance and punctuality.
a neat, clean, and professional appearance and hygiene.
the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of Mission business affairs and
basic knowledge of computer operations and software.
employees in the PR & Development Department. Carries out leadership responsibilities in
accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing,
hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work;
appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems.
demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job,
the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to manipulate and to
speak and listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25
pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include ability to adjust focus.