Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or a related field; and five (5) years of directly related experience; at least (1) year experience directly managing people; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- One (1) year of experience managing a department or major project budget is necessary.
- Proficiency with a variety of Social Media platforms including email management systems required.
- Experience in Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Web Design, understanding of Information Architecture and a basic knowledge of HTML are necessary.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media platforms required.
- Experience with web editing and graphic design.
- Experience working with social media applications as well as WordPress, Photoshop, Canva, Google Forms, and Google Office/Microsoft Word.
- Photography or videographer experience is a plus, but not required.
- Experience working in a non-profit or educational environment is preferred. Equivalent combination of training and experience in non-profit public relations or journalism acceptable.
Licenses or Certifications:
Valid driver’s license and insurability required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to multitask, prioritize, establish and meet deadlines.
- Excellent writing, editing, and research skills and ability to communicate across age groups and educational backgrounds.
- Knowledge of CMS software packages (particularly WordPress)
- Knowledge of HTML, PHP, MySQL and CSS coding (Helpful but not required)
- Graphic design skills, knowledge of Adobe CS
- Web layout design and web usability best practices
- Skill in image editing and development of multimedia content
- Knowledge of best practices in social media planning and management
- Skill in writing clear instructions and training materials
- Skill in public speaking
- Knowledge of web management best practices
- Skill in decision-making and problem-solving
- Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public
- Ability to work in a communicative, interactive, and team-based setting.
- Ability to communicate accurately and effectively, both orally and in writing, with Library staff, external partners, media, vendors, and Library board members.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, Board members, and the general public.
- Keeps current with developments in marketing, communications, and public libraries
- Ability to interpret library data and organizational goals to the general public, government, and other stakeholders.
- Exercises sound judgment, diplomacy, and discretion in handling confidential information with tact and professionalism.
Work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk, standing for extending periods, or bending/stooping. The employee must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds routinely, climb stairs, stand for extended periods of time, extended walking within and outside branch locations, reach, bend, and stoop. Full range of hand and finger motion is required for data entry purposes. The ability to distinguish color is required for network wiring purposes. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
- Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
- Manual Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
- Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
- Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
- Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
- Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
- Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
- Visual Acuity 1: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading. Must have the ability to see well enough to interpret data on a computer monitor.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable someone with a qualifying disability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Typical office/library environment. Some fluctuations in building temperature related to HVAC problems can cause uncomfortable periods of heat or cold. Some periods of elevated noise levels. Some stress related to the type of work being performed may be encountered e.g., pressure related to periods of high-volume activity and multiple demands.
Live Oak Public Libraries has the right to revise this job description at any time. Thisdescription does not represent in any way a contract of employment.
It is the policy of the Library to provide equal employment opportunities to all people in all aspects of employer/employee relations without discrimination.
This position is located at 2002 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401.
Please apply to our Job Page website: https://liveoakpl.org/about/jobs
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