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Panama City/Tyndall AFB, FL
Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions (CNTS) provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency clients. CNTS specializes in locating hard to find candidates for rapid response requests throughout the country. It provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research & development, facilities management, program management, and mission support. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNTS is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.
To learn more about us, visit our website at www.cherokee-cnts.com
Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions (CNTS), located in San Antonio, Texas, provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency clients in the areas of intelligence, information technology, management and consulting, medical research and engineering, environment and real property services. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNTS is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.
The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is in need of a Public Affairs Specialist to aid in their mission in Panama City, Florida.
- Develop comprehensive strategic communication plans for AFCIMSC mission areas tailored to target audiences and stakeholders.
- Identify and develop fresh, compelling news and feature content for internal and external communication channels in alignment with the AFIMSC mission and strategic communication goals.
Communicate with stakeholders in San Antonio and at installations around the world in support of communication initiatives.
- 6+ years communications/multimedia experience
- Bachelor’s or higher degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or similar field required
- Must be a self-starter with excellent written communication and interaction skills and possess a willingness to learn
- Experience leveraging multiple communication platforms, including radio, web, television, social media
- Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred
- Photography and video production skills preferred
- Department of Defense experience, particularly in the areas of readiness and emergency management, energy, operations, civil engineering is preferred
- Must be able to pass an extensive background check and drug test
Please include a demonstrable portfolio of successful work. Salary commensurate with experience, full benefits package
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites:
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may e-mail “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.
As a GSG Associate in the Communications & Public Affairs Practice, you will…
- Research and draft client-facing materials, including memos, presentations, press releases, talking points, fact sheets, media lists, and social media content
- Build and maintain media lists, draft pitch materials, and work to sustain media relations with reporters
- Conduct regular media monitoring (traditional and social) and create coverage reports for a range of clients and industries
- Assist senior team members in the development and execution of campain plans, including communications, grassroots/field, and digital engagements
- Contribute to the development of new business proposals and presentations for prospective clients; display confidence in taking a first pass at composing proposals, demonstrating the ability to think through a bigger picture execution plan
- Assist with managing projects, including taking notes in client meetings and on conference calls, tracking client deliverables and deadlines, managing task spreadsheets, and providing activity reports
- Perform background research and create briefing materials for the account team in prepartion for meetings and calls with existing or potential clients
- Understand and appropriately utilize resources (e.g., online research, monitoring tools, other reference materials)
- Provide support and contribute ideas to internal planning discussions and brainstorming sessions
- Identify and conduct outreach to potential coalition partners
- Help manage activities of subcontractors/third party workers
- Understand and comply with agency operations and procedures, including proper time allocation, expense reports, etc.
- Produce gramatically correct, typo-free copy, and demonstrate a keen attention to detail
- Complete assignments, meet deadlines, and work with supervisors to successfully juggle multiple projects
- A Bachelor’s degree in the areas of communications, public relations, political science, public affairs, public policy, or the like; relevant experience will also be considered.
- 1-3 years’ experience in strategic communications and/or public affairs agency, preferably focused on corporate, government, politics, non-profits, or political campaigns. Agency experience is required.
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
- Strong interest in corporate and advocacy clients
- Ability to advance communications and public affairs approaches, tactics, and strategies, based on the general understanding of client service
- Experience using digital communications and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, blogs, etc.
- Team player with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with team members
- A natural problem-solver with good judgment and ability to manage up
- Ability to work efficiently under pressure and maintain quality, detail and organization across multiple assignments
- Initiative, resourcefulness, and the desire to work hard
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications
- Bilingual or multi-lingual abilities are highly valued
Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign to secure full nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people nationwide. Freedom for All Americans includes two separate entities – Freedom for All Americans and Freedom for All Americans Education Fund, collectively referred to as Freedom for All Americans (FFAA). Our work brings together conservatives, independents, and progressives; businesses large and small; people of faith; and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive non-discrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally.
With the ultimate goal of securing nationwide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans,Freedom for All Americans works at the federal, state, and local level to hold the line on past victories, make the case that nondiscrimination is a real and urgent need, and demonstrate that America is ready for a national solution. Founded in 2015, FFAA is a virtual organization with staff located across the country.
FFAA is seeking a Chief Public Affairs Officer to start as soon as March 2019. The CPAO should be an individual deeply committed to advancing LGBTQ equality and LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections, as well as someone comfortable working independently in a remote work environment.
The Chief Public Affairs Officer is responsible for leading, developing and managing a comprehensive public affairs strategy for FFAA that drives a cohesive and urgent imperative for nationwide, comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections. The CPAO leads a team of staff and consultants who implement FFAA’s earned media and digital engagement in key states and nationwide. The Chief Public Affairs Officer reports to the CEO. People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender diverse people; women; and people of all political backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead the development, maintenance, and execution of a national communications plan that drives an ongoing and aggressive narrative about the urgency and momentum for securing comprehensive nondiscrimination protections.
- Ensure all public affairs work is tied to the overall national communications plan, including addressing targeted audiences to drive FFAA’s strategic plan.
- Work across the organization to identify and elevate opportunities that can help drive the national narrative, particularly FFAA’s role in holding the line on past victories, making the case that nondiscrimination is an urgent need, and demonstrating that America is ready for a national solution.
- Oversee efforts to drive a movement-wide narrative, including the work to coordinate proactive messaging and rapid response efforts across national and state LGBTQ organizations through the Equal Treatment Communications Center.
- Ensure public affairs department effectively integrates media and digital projects so that FFAA’s brand and expertise are successfully leveraged and uniformly conveyed at the local, state and national levels; across earned media; and in communications for key stakeholders including business partners and funders.
- Work closely with other staff on the development and dissemination of timely and effective messaging guidance and research.
- Maintain and grow FFAA’s visibility on Capitol Hill, representing FFAA with partner organizations on key federal issues, as-needed.
- Oversee the development of a public affairs budget for FFAA and its priority states.
- Oversee the development and execution of earned media strategies in state campaigns and the development of resources for longer-term messaging strategies across the country.
- Supervise individual members of the public affairs department in fulfilling their responsibilities and manage their continued growth as movement communication leaders.
Our ideal candidate will:
- Be deeply committed to advancing LGBTQ equality and nondiscrimination protections.
- Have a combination of 10 years of general nonprofit, public education, management, advocacy and/or campaign communications and digital media experience and LGBTQ movement work.
- Be extremely detail oriented, responsive, organized, communicative, and flexible.
- Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including prioritizing appropriately and tracking and reporting progress internally and to funders.
- Have the ability to comprehensively manage, support, and grow multiple remote staff members.
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Have experience and comfort working with Cision or other PR software, mail tools, Microsoft Suite, and other technology for fostering a supportive remote work climate.
- Thrive in a fast-paced, campaign environment.
- Adapt to a quickly changing landscape.
- Significant experience with LGBTQ-related communications and messaging preferred.
- Simultaneously work independently and collaboratively in a team-based remote environment with minimal supervision.
- Be able to travel frequently and work remotely.
LOCATION AND TRAVEL
This is a remote position that can be based anywhere in the U.S. Candidates must be able to work from home and feel comfortable frequently engaging with colleagues and partners by phone, video conference, email, and other digital communications tools.
This position requires significant travel, including at least 2 staff retreats, ad hoc organizational meetings, movement gatherings, fundraising events, and more.
FFAA will provide all of the tools necessary to succeed in this position.Benefits
FFAA provides a competitive benefits package, including; health care, dental, vision, 403B plan, and generous vacation.
Establishes positive relations between the company and its various publics through creative use of the news media, speaking engagements for company executives and other public relations vehicles.II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.
Generates opportunities to promote a positive image of the company producing a climate in which the company can operate most effectively. \
Establishes strong positive relationships with the news media, consumer groups, community organizations, and others who are in a position to impact the company’s public image. Uses relationships to suggest stories, provide quotes from company authorities and obtain interviews.
Researches and reads extensively in order to learn corporate and divisional objectives, understand key industry issues, and spot industry related news stories that provide opportunities to advance the interests of the company.
Responds to press inquiries by either selecting the appropriate company authority and briefing them on issues and suggesting answers, or responding as a company spokesman.
Evaluates social and political issues and determines the appropriate extent of the company’s involvement. On major issues, develops a strong, consistent platform which provides media coverage, direct contact with producers and exposure to elected officials.
Writes public statements issued by executives including speeches, testimony, articles and press releases. Researches issues, gathers material from company experts, and presents in an interesting fashion so that audiences can understand and the press will want to quote.
Reviews and selects public speaking opportunities for executives. Prepares executives by briefing on issues and meeting specifications, composing biographies of VIPs, anticipating questions and answers, and rehearsing the delivery. For critical, televised events, may consult with media expert.
Determines target markets, writes press releases and communications, and develops a plan of action outlining creative means of generating publicity.
Writes material for corporate communications which increases the visibility of senior executives within the company and explains corporate objectives and industry issues to employees.
Manages the community relations program which provides favorable publicity.
Hires and directs the work of a public relations company or freelance staff for large, critical projects as needed.
The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of supervisory employees. This includes:
Direct supervision of ________ full-time employees, including:
Indirect supervision of ________ full-time employees.
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.A. Education and Experience
Required: Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience, in Public Relations, Business Administration or similar area of study, and seven to ten years previous experience.
Preferred: Master’s Degree, or equivalent experience, in Public Relations, Business Administration or similar area of study, and seven to ten years previous experience.
This position is located in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of Communications (OC), Media Relations Group (MRG).
As a Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-13, you will serve as a press officer and will be responsible for the coordination of media relations activities for assigned “beat” areas. You will support the agency’s priorities, CMS programs, and initiatives.
- Maintain awareness of how CMS programs and policies are portrayed by various audience segments and/or media organizations.
- Provide media relations advice to agency officials and CMS components about newsworthy, sensitive, and controversial issues.
- Coordinate logistics of finalizing press materials within CMS and HHS following standard operating procedures.
- Initiate, create, write, and edit materials, including news releases, press statements, fact sheets, and frequently asked questions about CMS programs, initiatives, policy, technical and provider interests and issues.
- Work collaboratively with media representatives and subject matter experts.
Job family (Series)
1035 Public Affairs
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.
- You will be subject to a background and suitability investigation.
QualificationsALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. In order to qualify for the GS-13 , you must meet the following: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year (52 weeks) of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector, to include: 1) writing press releases, statements, or talking points for use in communicating with the news media; 2) serving as an agency/office spokesperson who interacts or communicates with national, state, or trade media representatives to convey key messaging; and 3) serving as a liaison between the organization and the news media during public events, news conferences, or congressional hearings.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Click the following link to view the occupational questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10437104
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.