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Manager of Public Affairs

For VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION (VSAC)

Help Vermonters pursue their education goals!

Manager of Public Affairs

You’re all about mission.  Like us.  VSAC is totally focused on helping young people and adults succeed in life beyond high school. Help us fulfill our mission of providing all Vermont students with information and financial resources to reach their educational goals.  You’ll work in a relaxed yet challenging environment. We offer many topnotch benefits.

VSAC is seeking an experienced Manager of Public Affairs to serve as the primary contact and spokesperson with all types of media, to manage the corporation’s external communication strategy and objectives, to oversee VSAC’s social media efforts and to implement a broad range of public relations activities that communicate the mission and support the strategic goals of the corporation.  Collaborates with internal and external partners to develop and execute strategies to enhance VSAC’s brand and to increase public awareness of and support for VSAC’s programs and services.  Monitors all media activity and analyzes media trends and coverage related to the organization and acts to ensure that appropriate messages are being relayed. 

The successful candidate will have strong tactical skills with demonstrated experience in all aspects of media relations, proven ability in writing and editing, knowledge of advertising, marketing and social media, with established contacts within the Vermont press corps.  In addition, must be able to meet deadlines, perform under pressure, and have a demonstrated ability to work with a team to solve complex problems.  Bachelor’s degree in related field and minimum of 3 to 5 years public relations and/or media experience required, Master’s degree preferred.  

VSAC offers a dynamic, professional environment with competitive compensation and generous benefits package. Apply at www.vsac.org. (Jobs at VSAC link in site footer).

May 19, 2021
June 11, 2021
* Extensive experience in all aspects of media relations. * Extensive experience and proven ability in all aspects of writing and editing. * Knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. * Knowledge and development of contacts with the national higher education and Vermont press corps, including both reporters and editors. * Knowledge of and experience in public affairs, including public advocacy. * Proven ability to meet deadlines and perform under pressure. * Proven ability to work as a team across VSAC department teams to solve complex problems. * Basic skills in operating computers, keyboard, standard office equipment, and standard office software (Microsoft Office preferred).
Required: Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3-5 years of communications and/or media experience. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Winooski, VT
Generally normal business hours; however, work schedule varies to meet business needs.
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