Executive Assistant/Public Relations Coordinator

The Lowcountry Council of Governments is seeking a full time Executive Assistant/Public Relations Coordinator, starting salary $39,302.

This position, under the supervision of the Executive Director, provides executive-level administrative support to the Executive Director, serves as clerk to the Lowcountry Council of Governments Board of Directors, and coordinates routine public relations activities.  

Essential Job Functions include:

Provides administrative support to Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other organization staff:

Screens telephone calls, mail, and e-mail messages and initiates appropriate action/response; records/relays messages or directs to other personnel/departments as appropriate;

Plans, prepares for, and attends Board meetings: prepares and distributes agendas and meeting packets; coordinates agenda items with organization staff; sets up and tears down meeting room and audio-visual equipment; coordinates and orders food and refreshments; takes, prepares, distributes and publishes meeting minutes; and coordinates all related activities before, during and after meetings.

Maintains calendar for Executive Director: schedules appointments, meetings, speaking engagements, or other activities; Coordinates travel arrangements for conferences for Executive Director and Board members

Performs routine public relations duties: creates print and online content to publicize and promote organization programs, events, or objectives; researches and verifies information; produces and publishes newsletters, calendars, brochures, and flyers; monitors and updates content for social media and website; writes or edits official announcements, emails, press releases, letters, or posts; represents LCOG at meetings and regional events; coordinates the preparation of the annual report; and coordinates regional, semi-annual meetings, dinners and events.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, or a related field required; supplemented by three years of experience in executive level administrative support, public relations, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  

Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver’s license. Must possess and maintain Notary Public certification.  Travel is required; some overnight travel may be necessary. 

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all LCOG or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. 

To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to sgraham@lowcountrycog.org or postmark by close of business on April 19, 2019 to: Lowcountry Council of Governments, PO BOX 98, Yemassee, SC 29945, Attention: Sabrena Graham