Community Communications Engagement Assistant
The Community Communications and Engagement Assistant provides administrative and strategic support to the Director of Communications in the Mayor’s Office
The Community Communications and Engagement Assistant provides administrative and strategic support to the Director of Communications in the Mayor’s Office. This position provides support for special projects, communications, and assists with constituent services.
- Assists the Director of Communications with executing communications strategies, including posting social media, drafting talking points and messaging, standing up events and highlighting City services
- Works with the communications team and community outreach staff to inform and engage the public on policy positions and initiatives.
- Helps facilitate and plan community events on behalf of the City under the direction of the Chief of Staff.
- Manages the initial process of review for letters of support.
- Promotes City resources and programs to community groups
- Provides varied administrative aide and clerical services to the Director of Communications.
- Provides feedback on topline response communications used by clerical staff to respond to the public.
- Proofreads reports, reports, and forms and other matters for accuracy, correct grammatical usage and appearance.
- Assists with drafting presentations, reports, graphic design, and other communications on behalf of the Mayor’s Office.
- Attends, participates, or facilitates a variety of governmental and non-governmental meetings. Acts as public information officer on specific initiatives as directed. Develops and presents reports and information regarding matters and issues.
- Handles special assignments for the Director of Communications and other senior staff.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Experience in communications, public engagement, grass-roots organizing, state or local government, public policy, or non-profit work.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follows-up on time-critical events.
- Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize and follow through effectively.
- Accurate and attentive to details.
- Ability to analyze problems, identifies alternative solutions, and implements recommendation in support of goals.
$50,000 - 60,000
St. Louis City residency required on or before 120 days of employment.
Physical: This is primarily an office position but will be required to visit the various locations of the Mayor’s Office.
Cognitive: Requires a high level of cognitive skills to analyze and draft various reports and correspondence and communicate to the appropriate authorities. Must be able to read and understand all applicable laws, regulations, city ordinances, rules and policies.
Interpersonal: Extremely high level of interaction with a wide variety of interest groups including employees, other managers, elected officials and the general public.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of St. Louis Mayor’s Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Mayor’s Office.
The City of St Louis Mayor’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran’s status or marital status.
Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Communications Director Nick Desideri at email@example.com