Bilingual Communication Specialist @ Kansas City Missouri School District

Posted 2 years ago

Essential Job Functions:

The responsibilities for this support position in the Communications Department include supporting the Director of Communications and Community Engagement in the operational aspects of the District’s communications program, with a focus on engagement, community relations, public affairs, media relations and creating and maintaining a robust print and online presence.

Individual Responsibilities:

Assist in planning and execution of engagement programs to involve and raise awareness among parents, staff and community members in school programs, initiatives and decision- making processes.
Integrate communication strategies and tactics into daily school operations.
Write, edit and coordinate production of professional, informative and creative print publications and digital media.
Establish a dynamic and robust online presence using social media campaigns to engage and influence key audiences; integrate online campaigns with traditional communication channels.
Provide support for the District’s work in Community Engagement.
Assist in maintaining KCPS and school websites, ensuring content is relevant and up-to-date.
Provide communications support to school and administrative personnel.
Provide communications and marketing support for KCPS athletic and extra-curricular programs and KCPS-TV.
Provide support to various parent and staff committees.
Attend Board of Education meetings as needed and communicate meeting information to the public.
Respond to patron/community requests for information.
Photograph and video KCPS and school events.
Provide support for and attend community relations events.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors’ degree in communications or related field
Three to five years of experience in communications, public relations or a related field
Media training and media relations experience
Fluency in Spanish and English
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent writing and editing skills
Strong technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite and with websites and social media
Ability to use photo and video equipment and editing software
Excellent social media content creation and management skills
Experience with website management
Proven track record managing multiple projects on deadline
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work with many constituents, including staff, Board members, parents and Special projects and events as needed


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds.


Length of Work Year: 12 months Benefits:

Health and Dental Insurance are provided.
KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan – mandatory 9.0% contribution effective 1/1/16 is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.

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