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Public Info., Public Events Planning & Publications, (Public Information Specialist), PBB (#79812T) Position Description

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The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

UH Hilo, The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, special funds, temporary, full-time position to begin approximately August 2013, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Writes and edits articles for CoP magazine. Supervises printing and mailing, and posting on website. Prepares/delivers information for release orally or in writing to the media and general public. Prepares speeches & other public statements for Dean, advises other administration and faculty in College on media relations. Works closely with Dean and Executive team to develop strategies for disseminating information to public and private stakeholders. Plans & develops promotional, public relations presentations for Dean and speeches, reports, messages, articles, web copy, etc. to achieve the College’s goals. Coach and advise faculty and administration in College to further the College’s communication goals. Work with librarian to archive and update materials on UH Hilo's institutional history, biographical information for the Dean and other CoP leaders, and publicity materials. Develop public relations strategies and messages designed to advance the College’s goals and improve its image. Maintain and update digital database of photos and periodically communicate their location with others in the College. Coordinate with UH Hilo's University Relations to assure that messages are consistent and work products are coordinated. Coordinate and execute DKICP-sponsored special events, meetings, and protocol visits. Coordinate and execute special programs and projects as designated by the Dean. Participates directly in the formulation and execution of administrative policies relating to publications, public information, public relations, media and community relations, and special events. Chief editor of quarterly College magazine. Responsible for, with final authorization on: all news releases, stories and articles to media; publicity and promotion; special events; UH Hilo Speaker's Bureau; UH Hilo Today column; news conferences. Develop & maintain contacts with media, community leaders, public relations personnel to advise Dean on opinions affecting College; spokesperson for all media inquiries to Dean’s office. Identifies, solicits and prioritizes stories, photographs functions and events, creates layout, directs design. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a baccalaureate degree in English/Journalism and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for English/Journalism; or equivalent education/training or experience. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the media relations and communications as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with media relations and communications. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations. Professional experience with responsibilities for editing or preparation of written and online public relations materials, including articles, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and web pages. Professional experience documenting special events and preparing final materials for publication in print or online, including maintaining historical documentation. Considerable editorial background in news organizations as well as universities, including vetting and developing sources, as well as working with upper administration on end product. Demonstrated experience in project management working with internal and external teams on results-based materials. Experience with media personnel. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

Desirable Qualifications

Master’s degree in English or Journalism. Thorough knowledge of UH Hilo College of Pharmacy's history, organizational structure, policies, procedures, and administrative rules and regulations. Knowledge and experience working with protocol practices. Experience developing online materials, including through social media. Demonstrated experience writing and developing science-related news stories. Experience collaborating on book publishing, including researching, writing, editing, compilation and production. Experience with fundraising/capital campaigns. Ability to effectively communicate.

Pay Range

PBB, $3,876/month minimum.

Applications (How to Apply)

A complete application must include: cover letter indicating how the candidate satisfies the minimum and desirable qualifications, resume, names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three professional references, transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, original official transcripts will be required prior to employment), UH APT application UH Form 64. All requested documents/information must be postmarked by the closing date and become the property of the University. Failure to submit all requested documents/information shall deem an application to be incomplete and will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Application address: UH Hilo College of Pharmacy, Attn: Tammy Tanaka/#79812T, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

Inquiries (General)

Kristi Kaniho, 808-933-2984,

Please refer to position #79812T when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Postmarked no later than July 24, 2013

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at Work At UH.

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