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Specialist, Public Relations

  • Location Alexandria, VA
  • Category Internal / External Communications / PR
  • Date Posted 06/30/2022
  • Type Direct Hire
  • Commitment Full-time/Flex
  • Job ID #4643

Association in Alexandria, VA dedicated to improving societal health is looking for a Specialist in Public Relations to work with them in their state-of-the-art building designed to encourage employee health.

Hours/Schedule: Full-time, flexible with 22.5 hours on site and 15 hours off site after the first 90 days of training.

Job Type: Direct Hire

Location Requirements: Alexandria, VA then hybrid after first 90.

Rate: $65-75k depending on experience. Comes with an EXCELLENT Benefits package

Job Description: Support organizational priorities and activities within the Public Relations department, this position supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to public engagement strategy for Association. Participates and support efforts for appointed and member volunteer groups and association leadership. Supports preparation of compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission, and brand.


  • Implements work plans related to respective activities of the public relations department which align with organizational priorities and the Association’s public engagement strategy
  • Prepares and completes required departmental compliance forms as outlined below including ensuring required information is accurate for timely submission of all required forms
  • Contributes to and implements recommendations on advancing operations within the department to gain efficiencies, and grow revenue, if applicable
  • Contributes to quality assurance and continuous quality/performance improvement in department activities, including supporting department director, and unit leader in annual assessments of respective budget activities described above
  • Supports the Public Affairs team in the implementation of the Association’s programs, priorities, and projects in partnership with department director and staff colleagues
  • Prepares in consultation with the Director, department level data which supports and aligns with the Association's data strategy.


  • Undergraduate degree in Public Relations or Communications required
  • 5+ years’ experience in public and media relations both for the consumer and public policy/legislative target markets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Strong computer and public relations database software experience required
  • Experience using social media to further organizational public and media relations objectives
  • Experience in a member-oriented association preferred
  • Established consumer and public policy media contacts



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