Anoka Hennepin ISD 11

Communications Specialist

Anoka, MN
Jun 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
Anoka Hennepin School District
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


  • Position Type:
      Administrative - Comm & Public Relations/Communications & Public Relations Communication Specialist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      ESC - Communication & PR

  • Closing Date:

    Communication Specialist
    Full Time  12 months

    Assist in the formal communication and public relations activities for the Anoka-Hennepin School District primarily through development of content - copy, photography and video - for e-newletters, websites, social media, and written publications featuring the district, departments, schools, and programs.

    Creates and maintains a favorable public image for the district by performing the following duties:
    Assist in the development and implementation of the district’s communication plan.  Write, photograph and coordinate layout, design, production and distribution of district newsletter and brochures.  Write content for staff and community e-newsletters, website, presentations, social media, and others.  Attend regular School Board meetings.  Assist with photography of district programs and events for publications, recognition, etc.  Proactively encourage media coverage of district news; arrange routine media interviews.  Assist with management of public events and activities.  Provide communications support for district initiatives, such as bond and levy information campaigns, program marketing, communication planning, etc.  Provide customer service through response to requests for information from public and media.  Coordinate response to citizen concerns brought to School Board meetings.  Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as the assistant director or director may assign.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Requires Bachelor's degree in public relations, mass communications, or related field, plus five years of related professional experience in public relations and/or media work; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Excellent analytical and critical thinking and judgment skills.  Proficient in the use of current technology required for the performance of duties, including graphics design, publication/print software, website software/content management systems, and social media platforms.  Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.  Knowledge of communication planning, implementation, and evaluation.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of journalism and media relations.  Knowledge of photography and video production.  Skill in writing promotional and informational publications, reports, presentations, media releases, speeches, and other communications products.  Ability to interact effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of settings, with persons of diverse backgrounds, experiences and agendas.  Ability to travel between locations during the workday.  Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends to cover School Board meetings, or other community events.  Ability to maintain regular attendance, which includes completing an assigned day.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Previous experience working with public schools and/or knowledge of the Anoka-Hennepin school community. Rate of Pay:  $60,000 and up, DOQ, plus flexible benefits package.

    Start Date:  8/20/18.

    All Applicants must complete the Anoka-Hennepin Schools online application at

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