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Downtown Marketing and Communications Specialist

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City of Grand Junction.

Grand Junction, CO

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Description Operates under the general supervision from the Downtown Grand Junction Director. Duties Plan, coordinate, and oversee the programs and operations of Downtown Grand Junction marketing and communication strategies; assist with the planning and execution of events; coordinate activities with downtown businesses, the City, and outside agencies; provide general information and assistance to the public; participate in budget processes including forecasting of funds needed; coordinate communication with media regarding issues, activities, and during major events; handle media requests and manage media access; assist with the development, coordination, and implementation of downtown business enhancement and retention programs; coordinate marketing, advertising, and public relation efforts; design, coordinate, and implement communications including press releases, social media posts, newsletters, presentations, and public service announcements; represent and promote Downtown via committees, meetings, presentations, and other functions; serve as a liaison and advocate for the Downtown business community with Visit Grand Junction, Downtown Development special district partners, Downtown commercial activities, and other agencies; coordinate with City agencies to maximize the appeal of the Downtown Shopping Park for visitors and business enhancement; coordinate and attend Leadership Committee and Downtowner meetings; coordinate and participate in public meetings, trade shows, and open house meetings to promote Downtown and provide public education; supervise volunteer and seasonal staff and assist with the development of a volunteer and seasonal staff network; perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in marketing, communications, or public relations experience. High school diploma or GED supplemented with specialized training in business, sales, and\/or marketing. Other combinations of experience and education that meet minimum requirements may be substituted. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver License. Local travel with some evening and weekends may be required. Ability to: Develop concise, comprehensive, and understandable public information materials and communication plans; elicit community and organizational support programs; prepare and conduct presentations; manage website elements and design; organize and coordinate complex, high-profile functions and events; identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs; direct, coordinate, and evaluate the work of seasonal and temporary staff; respond to requests and inquiries from the public, media, and other agencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of marketing and sales, media and public relations, event planning and coordination, and applications of graphic design and layout; effective communication, speaking techniques, technical and news writing skills; applicable federal, state and local codes, laws, and regulations; modern office technology and equipment. Physical conditions: This job is primarily performed in an office or field environment; primary functions may require light lifting, sitting for prolonged periods of time, sight, vision, hearing, standing, twisting, and the use of repetitive motions. Supplemental Information Application must be submitted by no later than 5:00 PM, MST on Friday, April 20, 2018. Call 970-244-1512 with questions. For hearing\/speech\/visually impaired dial 711 (TTY). EOE.

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