Communications Assistant-Part Time
Ankeny Community School District 2 reviews - Ankeny, IA

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      Minimum of a high school diploma.


      Strong writing and proof-reading skills required. Please submit at least three relevant writing samples along with your resume and cover letter.

      3. Strong oral communication skills required.

      4. Computer literacy or the proven ability to quickly learn various types of computer software.

      5. Well organized, detail oriented, with the ability to work well under pressure of multiple deadlines.


      1. Proficiency in computer programs related to communications such as: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator); any form of website design software; Survey Monkey or other survey software; social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and HootSuite; and iMovie or other video editing software.


      Associate or Bachelor's degree in some aspect of communications.

      3. Experience in a communications, marketing or public relations role in a business or a school.

      4. Ability to write effectively for different mediums, from short web announcements and tweets, to longer newsletter articles.

      5. Experience/familiarity with effective website navigation and related philosophies.

      6. Familiarity with school concepts, practices and procedures.

      7. Experience with photography.

      REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Communications and Marketing

      JOB GOAL: To assist in communications of the school district. Provide assistance in development and execution of agency communications and public relations activities, both external and internal.



      Produces written communications, articles, reports, and other correspondence.


      Communicates effectively with other district personnel.

      3. Assists in executing the messages and communications of the district for positive public relations. This includes news releases, web page content, newsletter articles, special events, e-mail, etc.

      4. Under direction of the Coordinator of Communication updates/edits content of district web site, district print and electronic material.

      5. Takes photos in the district as needed to augment district website, articles, print media, etc.

      6. Assists in quality control of messages and branding of the district's image.

      7. Conducts online research at the direction of administrator/supervisor.

      8. Participates as an ad hoc member of the communications team of the district emergency team.

      9. Develops and maintains an effective level of communication with appropriate personnel.

      10. Assists the Coordinator of Communication including answering and making phone calls, replying to phone and e-mail messages, operating other office machines like fax or copier, filing work and other clerical work as requested by administrator/supervisor.

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Bending, carrying, climbing, driving, lifting, pushing-pulling, reaching, sitting,

      standing, walking.

      WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Includes extremes of temperature and humidity.


      Hazards include stairs and communicable diseases.

      TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12 months

      EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel.

      Ankeny Community School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the District to provide equal employment opportunity and not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or marital status in its employment and personnel practices. The District will affirmatively recruit women and men, members of diverse racial/ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities for job categories where the representative groups are underrepresented. Smoking is prohibited on

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