Friday, December 18, 2009

Jobs-Spelman, Seattle Public Schools

Two Job Opportunities:

Lead Postal Clerk, Spelman College

Communications Specialist/Media Relations Lead, Seattle Public Schools


Lead Postal Clerk, Spelman College

Office of Administrative Support
Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Job Code:FC-0100

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

This position reports to the Manager of Postal Service and performs a full-range of distribution mail support functions for the Spelman College Mail Center.
As the Lead Postal Clerk, the incumbent oversees and directs team members in the daily operations of the Mail Center:

-Receive, sort and distribute incoming campus and United States Postal Service mail and correspondence to customer mailboxes according to mail service guidelines
-Utilize the Smart Track tracking system to capture signatures of patrons when delivering trackable items
-Deliver accountable mail and parcels over the counter after capturing signatures on signature pad
-Research and mark-up undeliverable and nixie mail according to Mail Markup Manual
-Troubleshoot and resolve inquires where it pertains to letters mailed to Spelman College
-Provide services to patrons at the window or by telephone concerning services, products, policy, and procedures
-Process large last minute mailing with time sensitive deadlines
-Advise customers as to the most efficient and economical methods of mailing postal materials
-Prepare outgoing mail for dispatch to the U.S. Postal Service according to U.S. Postal guidelines
-Utilize internal Mail Center application when forwarding mail and parcels to former Spelman College students and affiliates according U.S. Postal guidelines
-Assist patrons with preparing letters and parcels for shipment utilizing the U.S. Postal web-based Click n Ship application

Our ideal candidate profile will include:
High School diploma or equivalent and three year of related work experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education are required.

This position requires strong customer service skills as well as good verbal and written computer skills. Computer literacy is required. Experience with postal meters and other mail related machines are preferred.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to visit our website and apply via our on-line application: Please submit a cover letter with your submission. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a campus environment filled with unique opportunities and experiences.

Employees are eligible to apply for transfers or promotions within the College if you meet the minimum qualifications posted for the position, and you have been in your current position and performing satisfactorily for at least six (6) months. Employees who have a written warning on file or are on probation or suspension are not eligible to apply for transfers or promotions.

In order to apply for an open position, employees should complete and submit the Internal Career Opportunity Application form. This form may be accessed electronically via the link below or through your Lotus Notes Dashboard.


Communications Specialst/Media Relations Lead, Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Public Schools has an opening for a communications specialist/media relations lead. Apply via their web-based application system, visit the link below and click on the job title. Some basic information is included below. More detailed information including salary and responsibilities, is available on their Web site. Closing date is Monday, December 28,2009.

Communications Specialist/Media Relations Lead

Seattle Public Schools is seeking a Communications Specialist/Media Lead to join our energetic, award-winning Public Affairs & Communications team, which is regarded as a national innovator in public relations for large urban school districts. This senior-level role provides a broad array of strategic and tactical communications activities that build goodwill for Seattle Public Schools among all internal and external stakeholders. This position is the lead for media relations and emergency communications, acts as district spokesperson, and carries out a coordinated media relations strategy to support district goals.

The successful candidate will have strong communications experience and demonstrated skill in advising and coaching senior leaders on communications strategy and tactics, messaging and speaking to the media and other constituents. The individual in this role will also produce a high volume of specific deliverables (such as stories for SPS publications, news releases, talk points, web content). Proven excellence in written and verbal communications in a diverse environment is essential. The individual in this role must also have the ability to communicate complex concepts in ways that are transparent and highly accessible for all stakeholders. Experience and/or aptitude in use of electronic and emerging technologies to support effective communications is highly desired. Personal characteristics needed include the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, comfort with ambiguity and changing priorities, flexibility and demonstrated ability to collaborate as a member of a strong team. Respect for the cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic diversity of our students and our community is essential.

Successful applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, business administration, media relations or a closely-related field, preferably with course work in marketing and public relations; and four (4) years of professional work experience in strategic and tactical communications or public relations. Ability to use Microsoft Office, web publishing tools and skill or learning ability in use of emerging technologies to support effective communications.

Experience in urban school public relations/communications; and/or complex public organizations preferred.

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