External Affairs Coordinator

Company: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

URL: www.floridajobs.org

Contact Person: Jennifer Diaz, [email protected]

Application Deadline: December 13, 2013


DEO External Affairs Coordinator Job Duties/Description:

The External Affairs Coordinator works alongside the Communications and External Affairs team and other divisions to organize, develop, and implement external affairs strategies with DEO’s key constituencies. The Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are in public relations and event coordination in an effort to promote a positive public image among the DEO’s various audiences and advance DEO’s efforts to make Florida the best state to do business. The External Affairs Coordinator collaborates with other divisions in the organization to achieve brand consistency, coordination of events, and the highest standards of external communications. This position is responsible for coordinating events, speeches, briefing materials, partner outreach, and relationship building with external audiences.

• Research, create, and vet events and speech opportunities for Director and Senior Leadership
• Research and write speeches and statements
• Create briefing materials for Executive Director and Senior Leadership
• Participate in strategic planning for events, scheduling, and speech topics
• Assist with planning events and managing scheduling for Executive Director
• Manage outreach to partner organizations and external audiences
• Assist with the management DEO’s social media platforms and actively monitor DEO’s online reputation
• Conduct administrative duties for the Office of Communications and External Affairs and department, as needed


The ideal candidate will possess a four-year degree in communications, public relations, marketing, English, journalism or related field and a minimum of one year of work experience in a professional communications or public relations environment.

How to Apply

Please email cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to:
Jennifer Diaz, Deputy Director for Communications and External Affairs, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
[email protected]

Job Originally Posted on: Monday, November 25, 2013