The National Judicial College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, ADA organization, and admits participants of any age, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.
Responsible for the Public Relations initiatives of The National Judicial College which are driven by the Strategic Plan. Create, implement and manage the PR plan with the goal of raising the public profile of the NJC. Develop and maintain strong relationships with legal and judicial organizations and the media.
Interface with academic staff, the communications specialist, and the graphic/web designer as needed.
(listed in order of importance)
- Major content provider for NJC-based print, online and video products.
- Creates and implements the PR plan.
- Drafts press releases, news articles, position papers, and other publications.
- Conducts a variety of research into legal and judicial organizations, to identify new judges.
- Develops, fosters and maintains strong relationships with legal and judicial organizations, law firms and the media.
- Serves as a public relations resource to the Director of Development, the President and the Board of Trustees.
- Develops solid understanding of the NJC and its six academic product areas.
- Manages media and organizational database.
- Demonstrated understanding of process by which stories originate and are published in various media.
- Ability to develop relationships among our partner organizations.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (orally as well as in writing) with all management/staff levels.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team as well as independently; must be able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
- Ability to multitask, set priorities and meet multiple deadlines in fast-paced environment.
- A self-starter who understands the details within a much larger content.
- Curiosity about the judicial system.
- College degree in communication, journalism, marketing or public relations.
- Four years of experience in writing/editing demonstrated by having a diverse portfolio to bring to the interview.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Professional attitude and demeanor.
- Outstanding verbal communications skills with the ability to express ideas creatively, clearly and concisely.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Flexibility enabling the person to handle multiple priorities with an ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business conditions.
- Ability to focus on work with a great attention to detail.
- Outwardly focused individual with a passion for the mission of The National Judicial College.
- Full-time, Classified/Hourly with Benefits
- No supervisory responsibility.
- Travel to be less than 10%.
- Salary based upon experience.
- Reports to Director of Development/Communications
- First application review is July 15, 2015.
- Potential start date: September 1, 2015.
- This position is open until filled.