MFPE Position Announcement: Director of Communications

July 27, 2022 / Comments (0)


The Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE) seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Director of Communications, based in Helena.  Qualifications include a bachelors degree and experience and/or formal training in fields related to job description. 

Successful applicant should have expertise in broad range of communications and media skills to include social media, video production, graphic design and layout, media relations, use of data and marketing research, as well as strong oral and written communications.

The position is responsible for developing and implementing both internal and external communication efforts for a statewide union representing members employed in all aspects of public service and education.

This is a professional staff position, responsible to the MFPE executive director.  Excellent salary and benefits. Considerable in-state travel and some out-of-state travel is involved.   MFPE is a tobacco-free workplace and equal opportunity employer. Application is by letter and resume, detailing relevant experience and education, and 500 word writing sample on subject or issue of applicant’s choosing, to Erik Burke, MFPE Executive Director, 1232 E. Sixth Ave., Helena MT 59601, or by e-mail to [email protected].  Position open until filled.  Call 406-442-4250 for more information.  A complete job description is below.

MFPE Director of Communications

Position Summary:  The director of communications is responsible for developing and implementing communications activities necessary for implementation of MFPE policies and programs. This is a professional staff position, based in Helena and responsible to the MFPE executive director. Some travel required.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree. Experience and/or formal training in fields related to job description. Computer literacy. Valid driver’s license.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The communications director shall

1.    Develop and implement internal and external communications plans (member communications, public relations, and media relations) for the achievement of MFPE     goals.

2.    Prepare publications and other communications, including newsletters, news releases, public relations efforts, web pages, and community outreach efforts.

3.    Provide training, consultation, and technical support to other staff and locals on communications projects.

4.    Serve as liaison to NEA and AFT for related national programs.

5.    Provide back-up support for other program and field staff as needed, including support and assistance of member organizing efforts, political advocacy, and legislative lobbying.

6.    Assist governance leaders as necessary and appropriate.

7.    Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

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