The Volunteer Public Relations Representative role is integral to the success of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., and the ability of our organization to effectively fulfill our mission: to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of Law Enforcement and related agencies throughout the country.
This position requires dedication, motivation, drive, ambition, and commitment. It will require, at times, flexibility as it pertains to scheduling, including hours in the evening or on the weekend. The successful candidate will have familiarity with all aspects of public relations, including marketing principles and practices; copyright laws; radio and television broadcast production processes; and, production for publications online and in print; internet applications as they related to public information activities; fundamentals of writing, composition, and layout.
The Volunteer Public Relations Representative may have responsibilities in the areas of media contacts, creating press releases, disseminating press releases, verifying release of required PR by recipient agencies, writing, updating mailing lists, scheduling, material preparation, publicity, information management, and other areas as determined necessary. This position may also be responsible for planning, organizing, and/or directing special projects or programs within the organization as directed by the President or board of directors.
Writing and editing of official communications or materials, including internal and external emails and press releases.
Maintain professional and timely communication with any agencies, departments and/or volunteers, at all times.
Monitor timelines for prompt and effective communication with agencies/departments and board of directors
Assist with the preparation of publications, materials, and programs for events.
Compile and provide to the board of the directors a summary of the completed activities or other information deemed necessary.
Coordinate distribution of information or required corrections with agencies/departments and news media, as appropriate.
Review written content, online or in print, to ensure the accuracy of information provided and consistency with Vested Interest in K9s content standards.
Other duties as assigned.
Any combination of education, training, and/or experience equivalent to a 4-year degree program with major coursework in English, Journalism, Communication, or a related field.
Strong command of the English language.
Proficient in the use of computers, internet, and other office equipment.
Extensive social media experience.
Current/previous experience working with any or all of the following: media, public relations, press releases, and journalism/reporting
High skill: Microsoft Word and Excel, internet, social media, email, data entry, Dropbox and/or Google Docs
Team work: ability to independently initiate projects and activities as well as function as part of a team
Working with others: Excellent interpersonal skills
Leadership skills: ability to be coach and be coached
Time management and organizational skills: Ability to coordinate and execute multiple projects at the same time.
Professional communication: proper grammar, spelling, and phone and email etiquette.
Project management: able to track multiple details and statuses along with providing updates and ensuring timelines are kept on track.
Data accuracy: maintains complete and correct records
PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AND BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED for consideration of any volunteer opportunity as noted below. Individual emails will not be answered unless the application process has been completed.
Candidates please complete our online volunteer application at www.vik9s.org under HOW TO HELP and Volunteer Now. VOLUNTEER APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS and must be completed prior to consideration.
This allows us to determine your area of interest, experience and availability for matching with any open volunteer positions.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. will contact you once the submission has been completed with further information.
- Administrative Support
- Basic Computer Skills
- Public Relations
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible, average of 5 hours weekly
- Volunteer application required via www.vik9s.org "HOW TO HELP"