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  Job posted:   Tue Apr 17, 2018
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Public Relations Specialist II
# Position Information
## Overview
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women's political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.
CAWP's non-partisan education and outreach programs translate research findings into action, addressing women's under-representation in political leadership with effective, imaginative programs serving a variety of audiences. As the world has watched Americans considering female candidates for the nation's highest offices, CAWP's over four decades of analyzing and interpreting women's participation in American politics have provided a foundation and context for the discussion.
## Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Public Relations Specialist II for the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Reporting to the director and associate director, the incumbent in this position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Center's communication strategy. In that capacity, the Public Relations Specialist II manages the center's public profile by developing and implementing an overarching media plan that incorporates traditional and new media both here in New Jersey and nationally. The plan must include ways to improve dissemination of information about our research, resources and programs as well as a timeline for implementation.
Among the key duties of the position are the following:
* Produce a bi-weekly electronic newsletter.
* Generates blog posts.
* Proactively writes press releases and op-ed pieces and pitch these pieces to news outlets.
* Builds relationships with journalists representing electronic and print outlets, as well as television news producers.
* Develops strategies and vehicles for sharing original CAWP content and engaging with current news and events related to women in American politics, including using various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
* Uses CAWP events, such as Ready to Run(TM), NEW Leadership(TM), Wynona Lipman Lecture, etc., to generate coverage and develop future recruitment materials.
* Serves as the first point of contact for journalists contacting CAWP.
* Serves as a liaison with the university media relations staff.
* Serves as a liaison with Eagleton communications staff.
## Benefits
Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: -overview
# Qualifications
## Minimum Education and Experience
* Bachelor's degree in political science or a related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
* Two years of work experience in the communications field, either as a journalist or as a communications specialist in a non-profit organization, for an elected official or in government
## Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
* Must have excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communications skills.
* Must have strong interpersonal skills and be comfortable meeting and working with a broad range of people -- from high-level public officials to media representatives to vendor staff to students -- in a variety of highly visible settings.
* Must be able to independently manage multiple tasks and short deadlines in high-stress situations.
* Must be very organized, efficient and detail-oriented.
* Must be comfortable working for an organization that is political yet non-partisan and straddles the worlds of politics and academia.
* Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Photoshop, email marketing tools, social media, and desktop publishing.
* Thorough grounding in U.S. and New Jersey politics and government, as well as women and politics is essential, whether through coursework, professional experience, or personal involvement. Because CAWP's research and programs focus on American politics, the incumbent should understand the relevant positions, processes and relationships and be aware of sensitive political issues.
## Equipment Utilized
Word Office Suite, Constant Contact, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Must also know how to use social media management tools like Hootsuite.
## Physical Demands and Work Environment
* Office is on the third floor of an historic building with no elevator. Must be able to navigate stairs numerous times a day.
* Must be available to work some evenings and weekends.
## Special Conditions
Valid driver license required; personal car required for occasional travel.
*Recruitment/Posting Title:* Public Relations Specialist II
*Job Category:* Staff & Executive - Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations/Communications
*Department:* EIP- Ctr Amer Women & Politcs
*Position Status:* Full Time
*FLSA:* Nonexempt
*Grade:* 04
*Annual Minimum Salary:* 45854.000
*Annual Mid Range Salary:* 57059.500
*Annual Maximum Salary:* 68265.000
*Standard Hours:* 37.50
*Union Description:* URA-AFT Administrative
*Payroll Designation:* PeopleSoft
*Terms of Appointment:* Staff - 12 month
*Position Pension Eligibility:* ABP
*Posting Number:* 18ST0606
*Regional Campus:* Rutgers University-New Brunswick
*Home Location Campus:* Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)

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