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Buffalo City Mission

Public Relations Coordinator

Buffalo City Mission
Buffalo, New York, United States

Date Posted: 05/21/2015
Categories: Marketing/Public Relations
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Title:  Public Relations Coordinator for Buffalo City Mission


Our Mission Statement

Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Our Purpose

The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.


Job Description: 

The public relations coordinator will be responsible for the execution of public relations activities for ongoing communication such as press releases and supporting multimedia assets. Maintain relationships with key media sources and ensuring goals are being met. Work with the Associate Executive Director in developing and managing new public relations opportunities and strategies.


Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, Full time position.  Some night, weekends and holidays may be required as needed.


Key responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies that will help promote organizations strategic goals through social media, media channels and general public to increase awareness and drive traffic to website.
  • Design and help implement a social media plan
  • Create and deliver press releases, coordinate press interviews and scheduling
  • Works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development and advancement staff and coordinates with the organization to cultivate news worthy stories within the media and public eye
  • Field media inquiries and present proposed responses to the Associate Executive Director
  • Work with Associate Executive Director to define measurable goals and track performance


Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree-PR/communications major
  • 4-6 years of public relations experience, preferably in non-for-profit sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to be proactive vs. reactive
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • In the midst of a mature walk with Jesus Christ and able to articulate belief


How to apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of this position to or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn:  Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.  Buffalo City Mission is an EEO employer.