a go-getter with excellent communication skills to lead Waterfront's PR and
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 Vice President of Public
Relations and Development for Waterfront Rescue Mission might be just the spot
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. Serves as a member of the Executive
perform 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.
Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent;
or 8+ 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 insurance carrier.
be comfortable in public settings representing WRM.
have the ability to work with teams.
to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style
to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or
boards of directors.
Must possess superb communication, networking, and leadership
Must have the ability to form effective working relationships with
supervisors, subordinates, employers, the Board of Directors, and the public.
to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals,
financial reports, and legal documents.
to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory
agencies, or members of the business community.
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
Suite system and have a willingness to learn additional applications such as
Waterfront’s donor software. Must be willing to sign the
Waterfront Statement of Faith.
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.
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.
physical 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.
work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.