The West North Avenue Development Authority for Baltimore City is the economic development agency for the State of Maryland to benefit the neighborhoods of West Baltimore. The Authority initiates and funds comprehensive housing, economic, transportation, and neighborhood development by providing grants and low-interest loans to real estate developers, IT, light- manufacturing, and product production business start-ups, and commercial retail entrepreneurs participating in the revitalization of West Baltimore through acquisition, development, and repurposing of vacant, blighted, and abandon residential and commercial properties for economic development.
- Create a forum for residents to come together on one comprehensive economic, housing, transportation, and neighborhood revitalization plan for West North Avenue.
- Serve as a clearinghouse and resource center for promoting coordination and communication on development opportunities for West North Avenue.
- Ensure State and City funds are spent effectively and efficiently for development, and that development is happening in the appropriate way for West North Avenue.
- Provide advisory services to State, City and Non-government agencies on planning and development for West North Avenue.
- “Initiate” and “Fund” real estate and infrastructure development projects for West North Avenue.
LOCATION OF POSITION
2500 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21216
The position will work out of offices located on the campus of Coppin State University.
The Public Affairs Officer will support the West North Avenue Development Authority in community outreach materials and newsletters, marketing, social media and website content management, news media relations, and event planning.
- Evaluating and assessing the informational, publicity and public relations needs of an agency and for planning, developing and directing a comprehensive program designed to fulfill those needs.
- Gathering of data, assembly of information, preparation of news articles and the development of informational materials for the agency.
- Managing the planning, directing and coordinating with the Executive Director for release of news articles, feature stories and radio and television presentations,
- Review delivery of speeches, formal and informal talks and lectures,
- PowerPoint presentations to various civic and community groups and members of the general public interested in agency operations and services.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Mass Media, Communications or other related fields of study.
- Candidates may substitute additional professional experience as defined above on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
- Candidates may substitute additional job-related education at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.
- Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in business and industry classification or business and industry specialty codes in the related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
- Experience assessing and evaluating the public information and publicity needs of a government agency or nonprofit organization engaged in community development outreach;
- Experience applying the methods, procedures and techniques applied in the preparation, composition, editing, and presentation of speeches, pamphlets, reports, visual material, news and feature articles and a variety of other promotional and publicity information;
- Experience applying effective methods of obtaining adequate publicity for an agency’s program and activities through relationships with local and national media.
Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire.
STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: