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  • Georgia


Title:Communication Specialist Department:Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation 4000200 Job Category:Administrative Regular/Temporary:Regular Open Date:11/07/2019 Close Date:11/14/2019 Description:CRPI seeks a talented and experienced Communication Specialist who will work in collaboration with other CRPI staff, ABAC faculty/staff/students, state and federal agencies, and local officials to advance the communications-related activities of all community and economic development projects. The ideal candidate will assist with internal and external communication efforts. Strong skills in writing, copyediting, design, content creation, and social/online media management are required. In addition, successful candidates must be self-motivated, outcome-oriented, capable of independent work, but also able to work with a diverse team of collaborators. Some travel will be required. Other duties as assigned.

Reporting line: The incumbent will report directly to the Associate Director of the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation.

Position Summary:The mission of CRPI is to foster innovation and economic development in rural Georgia. It will do so by working with public and private community stakeholders to identify projects that will lead to prosperity through employment and economic activity. The CRPI will employ an outcome-based approach focusing on highly coordinated project management that draws on the functional assets and resources of cooperating agencies and institutions. Leveraging the human talent and facility assets of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the University of North Georgia against the financial and skill assets of various public and private entities to identify target communities and their respective opportunities, the Center will then plan and manage projects from start to completion.

Required Qualifications:Education – minimum bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication, communication and journalism, or a closely-related field.

Experience – three to five years of experience in a communication/communication management type role.

**Willingness to travel – because the CRPI serves a statewide mission, the successful candidate must be willing to travel. Based out of the CRPI Ellijay office, the Project Manager will cover the North Georgia region of the state, cultivating relationships with community and economic development partners.

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