Department: Marketing and Communications
REPORTS TO: Director of Public Relations
FLSA STATUS: Full Time / Exempt
National Constitution Center: Our Vision
The National Constitution Center envisions a more perfect union where “We the People” know our Constitution, celebrate our freedoms, embrace our role as citizens and inspire the world.
National Constitution Center: Our Mission
Illuminate Constitutional ideals and inspire acts of citizenship.
National Constitution Center: Our Guiding Principles, what we stand for
Guiding Principles are the values we hold dearest in pursuing our Mission. These are the key elements of our character as an institution and as individual participants in our joint endeavor. By identifying what we value most, these four Guiding Principles define how we do what we do:
1. Entrepreneurial Stewardship
We are current, innovative and bold. Even as we focus on long-term impact and sustainability, we reflect the revolutionary idealism that birthed America and that animates our Constitution.
2. Civic Engagement
We value knowledge and awareness; we love action; and, we aspire to actions that change the world.
3. Clear-eyed Independence
We salute our founders’ accomplishments and acknowledge their limitations. We strive for inclusion; we bridge partisan divides; and, we strongly believe that airing debates and disagreements fosters better solutions.
4. Philadelphia and Beyond
We honor the ideas and ideals that were forged in Philadelphia, and we promote
them here, across our nation and around the world.
Reporting to the Director of Marketing, and working closely with various members of the Center staff, the Public Relations Manager assists in implementing all public relations efforts.
• Manage the Center’s daily public relations activities
• Work with the Director of Marketing to write Public Relations (PR) plans and summaries
• Write and distribute all press releases and media advisories
• Organize and execute press-related special events including, but not limited to, press conferences, photo opportunities, and press preview events
• Identify positive PR opportunities and pitch exhibitions, programs, museum programs, educational initiatives, and promotions to local and out-of-market media
• Oversee social media efforts
• Coordinate and serve as point person for on-site media photo and film shoots
• Pitch museum activities including, but not limited to, exhibits, programs, museum programs, and promotions to regional and out-of-market press
• Compile prep materials for President and CEO interviews and speaking engagements as needed
• Maintain database of national and local press contact
• Compile, disseminate, and follow-up with print and electronic media listings
• Distribute materials including, but not limited to, releases, invitations, and other communication pieces to members of the press
• Monitor and track press coverage in clip reports
• Update and maintain clip books
• Compile press kits and manage photo files
• Maintain web press room and scrapbook
• Write monthly calendars and board bulletins
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or related field required
• 2 – 4 years of related public relations experience required
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to work weekends, early morning and evening hours, or holidays as needed and assigned
• Standing and walking may be required on an infrequent basis
• Some light lifting, twenty (20) pounds or less, may be required on an infrequent basis
• Interpersonal Relations – Establishes rapport with others at all organizational levels; shows respect for others; considers and responds to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; establishes and maintains an open dialogue with others; works with others in a healthy and productive way
• Customer Service/Teamwork – Is dedicated to internal and external customer service; committed to the Center’s customer service standards, regardless of position; is able to work independently or as part of a dynamic team
• Communication – Oral and written communication expresses ideas and facts in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the individual or group; listens to and comprehends what others are saying
• Self-Management – Assesses own skills and abilities and identifies areas for improvement; willingly accepts constructive feedback; can work independently, or as part of a dynamic team; is able to produce under tight deadlines; can successfully handle multiple projects; possesses excellent organizational skills
• Personal Integrity and Professional Conduct – Demonstrates dependability, honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and credibility; models appropriate professional behavior; accepts responsibilities for own actions; maintains confidentiality; upholds ethical standards
• Adaptability – Adjusts, modifies own behavior, remains flexible in response to changing situations and environments, new or rapidly changing information, and unexpected obstacles; maintains high performance, emotional composure, objectivity, and balanced perspective under pressure and shifting priorities
• Organizational Awareness - Uses the organization’s formal and informal social, political, and technical structures to build relationships, negotiate solutions and accomplish goals. Stays open-minded, embracing key elements of diverse perspectives, adapting strategies as needs, expectations or the organizational climate evolve. Gets positive results for clients and/or visitors and other stakeholders, based on accurate assessments of what is realistic and whose support is essential.
• Supervisory Standards – Holds employees accountable for successfully completing their work; gives consistent and regular feedback, follows through with appropriate consequences as needed; delegates responsibilities to direct reports based on employee’s skill level; coaches and motivates employees to accomplish job objectives; performs mandatory administrative tasks as they related to the supervision of others including, but not limited to, authorizing time off, signing employee timesheets, conducting employee performance reviews, and dealing with employee issues quickly and fairly in accordance with the Center’s established policies
Equal Opportunity Employment
• The National Constitution Center is committed to equal employment opportunity. It is our policy to encourage and support equal employment for all employees and applicants without regard to age, sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, individual genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam Era Veteran status.
Americans with Disabilities Act
• Applicants as well as employees who are, or become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.
• The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. This document should not be considered a fully detailed description of all the work requirements of the positions. Other duties may be assigned that are not listed in the above description and the Center may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.