The Energy Education Council is an independently funded 501 (c) 3 national non-profit with a long-time connection to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Communications Director for the Energy Education Council (EEC) serves as a full-time academic professional staff member with primary responsibility for the creation and coordination of Energy Education Council communication and outreach activities. This position reports to/is administratively responsible to the Energy Education Council Executive Director.
Creation and coordination of Energy Education Council public communication and outreach activities, including research, writing and scheduling of news releases and articles, website updates, etc. based on timely and emerging energy issues related to electrical safety, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Communication with news media, including correspondence and interviews as needed.
Concept-to-creation participation in EEC annual safety education campaigns and consumer outreach materials, which include such items as video, print designs, infographics, social media graphics and text, and radio and TV public service announcements.
Creation and coordination of stakeholder communication including quarterly Council video newsletter, annual report, e-notes and other programmatic publications.
Assist in Council marketing communications activities.
Creation of PowerPoint presentations and some public speaking.
Assist with staff supervision and program management including development of outreach materials, scheduling and customer service.
Serve as a liaison with Energy Education Council members and other related organizations, as well as working with Council committees and volunteers.
Perform other related duties that further the mission of Energy Education Council as assigned.
Comply with all Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension work; assist Unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports as needed.
Required: B.A. or B.S from an accredited institution of higher education.
Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but the degree must be completed by hire date.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite programs.
Experience with marketing and brand management.
Experience with web and social media tools.
Experience with audio/video production.
Experience with creation and delivery of professional presentations.
Enthusiasm, initiative, self-direction; ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and relationship-building skills.
Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
Personal transportation required. Moderate travel will be required To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preferred: Experience with public communication campaigns and association organizations.
Additional Salary Information: The position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure, academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Generous vacation and sick leave. State Universities Retirement System. Group health, dental, vision and life insurance.
The Energy Education Council (EEC) is a national non-profit that creates a safer, smarter world. EEC and its award-winning Safe Electricity® program produce a variety of multi-media tools from comprehensive web sites to videos, articles to print designs, social media graphics and much more, all aimed at helping electric utilities to educate consumers and utility workers.
For more than half a... century, the Council has been a trusted source of science-based information, operating as part of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Extension Service. EEC's diverse membership of more than 500 utilities includes electric cooperatives, investor-owned, and municipal utilities, along with educators, energy experts and related businesses. Members find common ground on mutually vital issues and foster synergy to enhance consumer knowledge of electrical safety, energy efficiency and renewable energy through outreach and education.