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Communications Specialist III

Eugene Water & Electric Board
Eugene, OR 97401
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Posting Closes Friday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m. PST

The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking a Communications Specialist III with experience designing and executing successful marketing and communication campaigns and programs, particularly in the public sector. The selected candidate will become part of a small, highly productive team to support organizational objectives in internal and external communications, community outreach, and customer and employee engagement.

The Communications Specialist III will also be responsible to:

  • Develop specific program and product marketing and marketing plans; coordinate writing, editing and production of customer publications; coordinate promotion of EWEB products, programs, and services; may serve as a subject matter expert for content development, advertising, public relations, events management, video production, social media, web site, and internet/email marketing work; may train other staff. Manage the content on EWEB's website; coordinate, create, edit and update Web page and social media content; produce electronic newsletters; evaluate effectiveness of internal communication programs and practices. Work with internal stakeholders to meet web content needs on projects, issues and initiatives.

  • Responsible for overall event planning and program design. May lead interns or other staff in creation and implementation of various events. Coordinate community outreach activities. Develop and conduct public participation and engagement campaigns. Work with the Board and senior management to develop effective outreach strategies.

  • Responsible for creation and implementation of market research; acquires and analyzes customer research data; conducts market research and coordinates surveys; designs and conducts customer satisfaction and public opinion surveys. evaluates effectiveness of external communications approaches.

  • Develop and manages strategies for communications; may consult with EWEB managers and Board regarding public information and communication; respond to and resolves sensitive or complex inquiries, issues or service emergencies. May create, implement and manage internal communications efforts; consults with senior management to effectively communicate the utility's mission, vision, values and business strategies. May develop specific communications plans for various initiatives or issues.

  • Coordinate EWEB's education grants programs. Develop annual budget and reviews annual financial and other reports submitted by school districts. Administer contracts. Coordinate tours, presentations and other aspects of broader public and community education efforts. Coordinate customer-facing aspects of pilot projects.

The starting salary for this position is between $70,101.69 87,627.22 annually, commensurate with knowledge, skills, education, and experience as it relates to the position.

EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)

  • Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account

  • Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Voluntary supplemental benefit plans

  • Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay

  • Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union

  • Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate


Why this Job

EWEB offers employees a progressive work culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union. In fact, EWEB is currently the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4th Healthiest Employer nationwide!

Equal Employment Opportunity

EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.

Tobacco, Smoke, and Vapor - Free Campus Policy

EWEB fosters an environment promoting good health for both employees and the public. We want to enhance the quality of air, appearance, and employee health in and around EWEB facilities and equipment. Employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors may not use, distribute, or sell tobacco while participating in EWEB functions, on EWEB property, or while performing right-of-way tasks.

Minimum Training and Experience Required:

Experience: A minimum of four years progressive experience in public relations and communications, including designing and executing successful campaigns and programs for a utility or comparable business, industry or public entity. Experience should also include at least two years experience using content management and social business software, as well as experience drafting written materials (press releases, pitches, Q&A, etc.)

Education: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or related field.

Desirable education, experience, training and certifications: Google AdWords Certificate, Facebook Certified Planning Professional, or other digital marketing related certifications desirable. Expertise in video editing software and Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.

Valid driver license: Yes or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of appointment.

Post-offer background check required: Yes.

Physical activities (with or without accommodation): Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Other Requirements

Note: This Job Posting is intended to represent key areas of responsibility. It is not meant to be all inclusive and does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Nothing in this description restricts EWEB's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Job descriptions may occasionally be updated, as necessary, to reflect evolving business needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Posted: 2020-10-02 Expires: 2020-10-31
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