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Innovation & Economic Development Communications Manager

Company: Solano EDC
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Under minimal supervision, this position is charged with developing and executing strategic communications for the Solano Economic Development Corporation in close coordination with our President & CEO, and with Program Managers as assigned. The Communications Manager will create a communication plan to generate awareness of the EDC's innovation and economic development impact with internal and external audiences, including our board of directors and economic task force members, legacy investors, general members, government and political entities, regional businesses, media, and other partner organizations. -
Specific, ongoing duties may include: writing a monthly Economic Update newsletter, crafting promotional emails to market upcoming events, interviewing business owners for testimonial content, writing timely articles for Vacaville Magazine and other print or digital publications, direct outreach to business leaders to connect them to the EDC and its leaders, staying aware of news stories about the county and EDC industry sectors, developing a content calendar, writing and scheduling LinkedIn posts for the Solano EDC page and for the Solano EDC President & CEO, writing news releases and pitching directly to media editors and reporters, developing promotional materials for EDC-administered partner programs such as the Bay Area Regional Energy Network, and advising the organization on additional social media channels and follower growth opportunities such as relaunching and managing the Twitter account.
Special projects may include: copywriting for advertisements and annual investor package updates, writing case studies or profiles for the website, and managing vendors such as graphic designers, videographers, photographers, and web designers in support of communication initiatives.
Typical hiring range for this position is $60-$70K commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, onsite position located in Fairfield, CA. Occasional travel throughout the county for meetings and events is expected. The position reports directly to the President & CEO.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Typically has the education associated with a Bachelor's degree in a field that develops strong written and communication skills.
  • A minimum of five years of directly related work experience, or an equivalent mixture of postsecondary education and relevant work experience.
  • The position requires self-direction, innovation, and vision, demonstrated ability to collaborate, as well as the ability to understand complex matters and devise successful strategies and the skills to readily resolve problems and issues.
  • Extensive experience creating, editing, and managing highly informative and engaging written content.
  • Significant previous work experience in marketing, outreach, journalism, economic development or tourism communications, or public relations.
  • Extensive experience in managing change, prioritizing, and managing multiple complex activities in a time-sensitive changing and fluid environment, and meeting deadlines with strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy and quality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated excellence in interacting professionally and fostering solid partnerships both horizontally and vertically across many internal and external constituents and groups.
  • Experience in making administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues, to use independent judgment, and to manage, preserve, and impart confidential information.
  • Proven analytical/market research experience, knowledge and skills. Experience gathering data, compiling information, preparing reports, and maintaining records.
  • Proficient skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software.
  • Demonstrated success achieving measurable outreach and marketing objectives.
  • Knowledge of and experience with current and emerging communication technologies.
  • Proven interpersonal, small group and public communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to travel normally requiring a valid driver's license.
    The Solano EDC is a private non-profit, public benefit corporation which seeks to bring prosperity to all residents and businesses in Solano County. We work at the nexus of the public and private sectors, education, and philanthropy.
    Solano EDC offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, Full Medical and Dental insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Retirement Contribution, and bonus possibility. Solano EDC is committed to diversity in our workforce. Further information about Solano EDC can be found at https://solanoedc.org/

Keywords: Solano EDC, Fairfield , Innovation & Economic Development Communications Manager, Executive , Fairfield, California

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