The Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) serves Saint Paul residents and businesses by advancing justice and equity through education, advocacy, and enforcement. The Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity is composed of several divisions that perform a diverse array of functions. This position will tie together all aspects of communications to support the department.
Leading department website management and managing communications SharePoint documents
Coordinating and posting social media communications
Drafting press releases for the department and working with the Mayor's Office to coordinate media engagement for department-specific initiatives
Coordinating content, graphic design professional services, and publication of ordinance mandated HREEO and PCIARC annual reports
Coordinating publication of other department marketing collateral
Creating GovDelivery email communications and managing GovDelivery subscriber lists
Coordinating and attending department outreach events
Coordinating all department public data requests
Performs intermediate-level professional work organizing public relations activities and developing promotional and educational materials. Researches, writes, and edits news releases, newsletters and internal communications. Prepares or edits speeches and scripts for presentation at public meetings for the media. Plans and arranges displays, exhibits, tours, lectures, films, and other public events to promote goodwill and inform the community. Prepares and assembles audio-visual materials to support public relations efforts. Maintains departmental website including creating content and updating the internal and external website. Performs related duties as required.
The City of Saint Paul offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid time off.
Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Public Information Specialist I Job Description.
The City of Saint Paul’s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.
A bachelor's degree is required. No substitution for education. A Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or Graphic Design is preferred.
One year of experience in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or Graphic Design is required.
Open Job Posting:This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.
Selection Process: Applicants who meet the minimum job requirements will be placed on a hiring list for consideration. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list. You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method.
Condition of Employment: This position may require a background check which may include criminal history, and employment history as a condition of employment. Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offer. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history.
Human Resources Contact Information:
Ellen Friedman at 651-266-6533
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours. Additionally, City of Saint Paul staff are available for application assistance between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 651-266-6500.
Veteran’s Preference: f you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.
The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.