Volunteer Opportunity

Strategic Public Relations Officer

Organization

Project Management Volunteers

Location

Vancouver, BC

Closing Date

September 15, 2022

About PMV:

Are you passionate about branding, content creation, and community engagement? Would you like to be part of a team responsible for raising brand awareness, promoting our services, and innovating marketing strategies?  We need exceptionally driven, creative, and collaborative people. Project Management Volunteers (PMV) has been connecting non-profit organizations with volunteer project management professionals (PMP) to achieve project success and bring that value to the community they serve since 2010. We’re the only national non-profit organization that offers free project management services through knowledge philanthropy. Since 2010, we have made an impact by connecting non-profits with 250 volunteer project managers. We have completed over 290 projects and delivered our workshops to over 500 participants. If you are looking to gain valuable experience and collaborate with an enthusiastic and dynamic group of volunteers at PMV, we are excited for you to apply for this opportunity!

No. of openings: 1 position

Estimated Time Commitment:

Up to 5 hours per week, virtual

Immediate start date: minimum commitment of 12 months is required

Responsibilities:

  • Responding to requests for information releases or press conferences from the media or designating a spokesperson or source of information.
  • Develop media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online media to increase company visibility.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with volunteers, stakeholders, community, strategic partners, and public interest groups.
  • Planning or directing the press releases and other media communication to maintain favorable public and stakeholder views of the organization’s agenda and accomplishment PMV’s initiative.
  • Studying the organization’s objectives, marketing and communication plans, promotional policies, and needs to build public relations strategies that influence public opinion and promote PMV’s objectives.
  • Preparing and editing organizational publications, including employee newsletters or stakeholders’ reports, for internal and external audiences.
  • Adhere to PMV branding handbook guidelines to ensure all-around consistency (style, fonts, images, and tone) for all drafts, content & documents clearly and consistently across all channels
  • Attend monthly Marketing and Communication meetings
  • May also be required to attend other team meetings, as requested
  • Report to the Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Complete timesheets on a weekly basis

Qualifications:

  • Has a minimum two years of undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of related education and experience in journalism, public relations, and marketing roles
  • Proactive in reaching out to media groups relevant to the target audience, securing coverage and promote PMV’s objectives & initiatives.
  • Ability to run PR campaigns that deliver measurable results and meet objectives.
  • Deadline-oriented, inquisitive, with great follow-up and reporting skills.
  • Understanding of social media and solid experience working with bloggers.
  • A positive attitude is key for this role as it requires working across teams and being receptive and responsive to feedback
  • Creative, critical thinker who’s eager to work in a fast-paced environment with sophisticated abilities in design and visual communications and proven commitment to brand consistency
  • Data-driven and champions a test-learn-optimize approach
  • Strong relationship-builder who takes a customer-focused approach with cross-functional teams
  • Strong project management skills, with proven experience overseeing design projects and collaborating with graphic designers, content writers, and cross functional stakeholders
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to prioritize, complete tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Solution-driven with an ability to self-motivate and work as part of an ambitious, collaborative team
  • Abilities in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Canva and Slack

Assets:

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously
  • Experience with multiple social media platforms ( i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, etc)
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with Hootsuite, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Mailchimp ,MS SharePoint, and Slack is a plus

Why volunteer with us

  • Building connections with project management, non for profit and marketing community
  • Ample opportunities for learning and collaboration
  • Apply your generous volunteer time within a culture of mutual support where volunteers are committed to helping various communities through non-profits organization
  • A letter of recommendation and LinkedIn testimonial will be provided, and serve as a reference, as appropriate

If you’d like us to know about you

Please email your resume and cover letter to nicholas.cheung@pmv.org . Please include “Storyteller/Content Writer” in the Subject line of your email.

Thank you for your interest. We will review applications as they are received. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

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