Special Olympics Montana is looking for a Public Relations Coordinator in the Helena Area and surrounding communities!
Primary Purpose: The Public Relations Coordinator promotes Special Olympics athletes and events and works to raise awareness throughout the local Area. This position in collaboration with the Area Director is the primary contact for all media and is responsible for building sustainable relationships with local press and media.
Develop and maintain an accurate media contact list.
Represent the Area Special Olympics program to communities throughout the Area by establishing and maintaining an effective relationship with Area media.
Write Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and stories about Area events for distribution to media outlets (radio, television, press).
Take responsibility to write and produce a regular Area newsletter, and distribute to volunteers, athletes, AMT members, sponsors and supporters using a distribution list compiled with the help of all AMT members.
Be available to write and produce other printed materials and announcements, as needed, for Area Games, fundraisers, ALPs (Athlete Leadership Programs), family events, etc.
Provide appropriate acknowledgment and appreciation to major sponsors and supporters utilizing media connections when needed.
Ensure that all Area materials (i.e. logos, correspondence, t-shirts, signs, etc.) are using approved SOMT logos are in compliance with SOMT branding requirements.
Attend at minimum, 8 AMT meetings annually.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Desire and willingness to foster relationships with media and press professionals.
Access to computer, internet and email.
Ability to work with groups, individuals and (SOMT) Special Olympics Montana staff.
Willing to learn about Special Olympics and the website.
Desire to serve with compassion, respect and patience.
Must be willing to complete a National Criminal Records Check.
COMPENSATION: Smiles and lifelong friendship! This is a volunteer, non-paid position. Allowable expense reimbursements are available.
BENEFITS: Be part of something great and help individuals with intellectual disabilities train for life through sports. Make friends, open hearts, change lives and be part of the Special Olympics movement.
Volunteers are the Heartbeat of Special Olympics Montana where we serve over 2,000 athletes. To give these individuals the opportunities they enjoy, we need your help. Every volunteer is a potential spokesperson for Special Olympics Montana. Our success is driven by the dedication of our volunteer Management Teams, Area and Local Coordinators, Coaches and thousands of event volunteers. Find out what volunteer opportunities interest you. If you would like more general volunteer information please contact Brynn Frame, Outreach Coordinator, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-925-0294. Check out www.somt.org for further information too.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Special Olympics Montana is a nonprofit organization designed to provide year-round, statewide programs of physical fitness, sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities.
Learn more at www.somt.org.
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TriCounty - Special OlympicsHelena, MT59601
February 19, 2021
Verbal / Written Communication
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
It is flexible.
Class A Volunteers are required to have a background check.