Responsible for managing all external communications and digital media
Develop a strategic communications and outreach plan to raise the profile of the industry in the state of Texas. Oversee industry research as necessary to develop statistics, infographics, charts, and other presentation tools to assist with industry communications.
Develop issue stand-by statements and other communication tools to execute tactics necessary to implement the association’s strategic communication plan. Identify and execute opportunities for editorial board meetings, media tours, and feature stories. Advise senior staff and members companies on crisis and issues management.
Serve as Staff Liaison for assigned association committees, including arrangement, coordination and attending committee meetings and conference calls; take and distribute meeting minutes, coordinating and developing meeting agendas and distribution of meeting material to committee members, and maintain committee section on website.
Develop and manage grassroots and stakeholder management and engagement tracking tools to drive action and monitor relationships.
Act as media spokesperson for the association when required.
Support the association website management to ensure information quality, accuracy and timely updates. Responsible for coordinating with the association staff for posting of committee and meeting information and relevant information relating to Association News, Calendar, Committees, Links, Forms, presentations, member forums, etc.
Responsible for content development and management of monthly newsletter.
Responsible for Caring for Texas awards program. Duties include update and mail application; receive applications and prepare for judges; coordinate community judges; participate in judging; notify winners; design and order plaques; coordinate publicity, posters, pictures, etc.; coordinate annual Awards Banquet at our annual seminar in June.
Responsible for coordination and management of Texas Science Teachers and Industry (STI) program at the University of Houston (formerly “Science Teachers Institute”). Coordinate with University of Houston personnel with program development, teacher solicitation, logistics, arranging industry site visits, and association involvement and participation. Responsible for solicitation of industry grants and submitting applications for federal and state grant moneys to offset STI meeting costs.
Coordinate industry day during Legislative year. Duties include manage product bucket donations, assembly and distribution; coordinate publicity, posters, invitations, announcements, pictures, banners, etc.; lead Outreach Committee in participation.
Establish and maintain relationship with the national-level of the association and stay up-to-date on their activities and campaigns.
Write and publish press releases throughout year. Identify and solicit external expertise as needed.
Provide communications support and assistance to President, Director of Government Affairs, Director of Regulatory Affairs, as needed.
Assist with special projects as assigned.
Bachelors in Communications or Public Affairs
5+ years’ experience in corporate communications, digital media firm, or public affairs consulting
Political experience is a plus
Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
Ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker.