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Public Relations & Development Director

Location: Amsterdam, NY
Job # 10861666
Look no further. This is the place for you! Liberty ARC offers you the chance to have a fulfilling career with numerous opportunities to make a REAL difference in the lives of those we support. Liberty, the Montgomery County Chapter of NYSARC, supports individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. If you’re looking for an inspiring profession with many life-long rewards and want to be a part of something special, we want YOU!
Don’t miss the chance to work at one of most respected not-for-profits in upstate NY. We offer numerous professional growth opportunities, paid/on-the-job training and competitive benefits. Apply now and begin a truly unforgettable experience with us. It’s all about the opportunity and what you make of the journey!
Public Relations and Development Director
Location: Amsterdam, NY                                             
Reports To: CEO                                                                  
Physical Requirements: Normal Office Environment             
Hours of Work: Full Time, 37.5hrs/week.
Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent experience of four years working in a public relations or fund raising.
  • CFRE Certification Preferred  

Major Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategies to support the public image and community relations for Liberty and its subsidiaries.
  • Create and oversee the implementation of fund raising activities which may include but are not limited to: special events, direct mail, annual appeal, major gifts, corporate donations and planned giving.
  • Plan, develop and assure implementation of organization’s marketing strategies & communications and public relations activities, both external and internal
  • Act as a resource to CEO and staff for internal public relations and communications
  • Act as organization’s primary representative/spokesperson with the media
  • Develop and assure the successful coordination and implementation of a fund development plan.
  • Assure that subordinates and department policies and procedures support personal outcomes and contribute to maintaining accreditation standards through meeting established principles.
  • Oversee grant writing activities for the organization.
  • Supervise Public Relations staff 
    Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Liberty reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend its policies, programs and/or guidelines, including the contents of this job description, at any time without prior notice.
    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer regardless of Race/Color/Religion/Age/Sex/National Origin/Marital Status/Disability/Veteran Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Genetic Information and all other categories covered by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment physicals and substance abuse testing.
    Liberty was founded in 1957 by parents of children with developmental disabilities who wished to establish special education programs in the local community. Celebrating 60 years of quality services in 2017, the organization offers vocational, residential, day, family support and health-related services. We are headquartered in Amsterdam, NY with sites located throughout Montgomery County.
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