External Job Posting: Energy Assistance Program (EAP) Advertiser

Job Summary

Support the Agency’s mission by identifying, contacting, and assisting low-income households by connecting them to Energy Assistance and other applicable resources. Find underserved populations in Itasca and Koochiching County, and develop a communication plan and resources to connect them to services. Create content for community outreach through a variety of methods, including media sites, mailings, advertisements, and other methods with a goal of increased program participation.

Application for Employment

Job Posting Information

RATE OF PAY:

  • Entry wage based on qualifications
  • Wage Scale of $17.08 to $24.55/hour

SCHEDULE/LOCATION: 

  • Part-Time (20+ hours/week); Temporary (6 months)
  • Daytime weekday shift- no nights, weekends, or holiday shifts.
  • Grand Rapids, MN

APPLYING: Applicants must submit a KOOTASCA application to be considered.

CLOSING DATE: This position will remain open until filled.

Job Description

Qualifications

  • Education
    • High School Diploma and additional training
  • Experience
    • Experience in office setting
  • Authorizations
    • BCA Background Study
  • Skills
    • Ability to proficiently operate copy/fax machines, telephone, and computers and software, including email, spreadsheets and word processing.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage time that results in both a satisfactory quantity and quality of work.
  • Abilities
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Must be able to handle diverse work problems on a daily basis.
    • Must be able to organize a work schedule, set priorities and work effectively to meet deadlines without supervision.
    • Must be able to adjust to changes necessitated by last minute assignments and deadline requests that may prove stressful.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours as needed in order to meet the needs of the clients.
    • Attend trainings, classes, and meetings as necessary to improve job skills and maintain an acceptable level of job performance.
  • Other Knowledge
    • Design software knowledge is a bonus.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned.

Area 1: Identification of Target Populations

  • Through reports available with MN DOC, find underserved populations to target
  • Maintain database of Outreach opportunities and events in area communities in both Itasca and Koochiching counties.
  • Seek events based on area, targeted populations such as seniors, veterans, disabled, and underserved in general.
  • Identify partners that can assist with distribution and communications. Create partnerships with other community resources, agency partners, etc.

Area 2: Content Creation

  • Develop an advertising program that includes a variety of advertising methods and a timeline for distribution of materials.
  • Use a variety of software and methods to design and create EAP information materials, including but not limited to social media posts, public website posts, flyers, videos, powerpoints, text messages, mailings, brochures, tv & radio advertisements; press releases, giveaway promotional materials, etc.
  • Customize developed EAP informational materials for identified populations.
  • Ensure all content includes required accessibility services.

Area 3: Distribution

  • Collaborate with local printing companies while overseeing printing and production of advertising materials.
  • Confer with vendors and brokers regarding the customer response to promotional programs.
  • Maintain social media posts, keep program website information up to date.
  • Distribute advertisements for the EAP program on radio, TV, print, or electronic media.

Job Factors

Supervision of Others: 

  • Not responsible for supervision of others

Safety of Others

  • Minimal responsibility for the safety of others. Probability of injury to self or others is remote.

Contacts

  • Contact is within own department, and with other departments, customers, vendors, or the public.

Physical Demand

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Requires sitting, standing, bending, stooping and reaching.

Travel

  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and current auto insurance coverage in compliance with Minnesota State guidelines on the vehicle used for work related travel.
  • Travel for completion of job duties, trainings and meetings as required.

General Agency Requirements

Professionalism:

  • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with clients, customers, co-workers, providers, volunteers, and supervisors.
  • Treat clients, co-workers, and the public in a respectful and courteous manner at all times.
  • Continue to develop skills and abilities.

Community Representation:

  • Represent KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc. in a positive manner.
  • Adhere to the Community Action Code of Ethics.
  • Seek to understand poverty and the barriers faced by community members.

Confidentiality:

  • Maintain confidentiality of agency, program, and client information.

KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) Employer. We recruit, hire, place, promote, terminate, layoff, recall, transfer, compensate, and train without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This information will be made available in alternative formats upon request.