Vice President, Public Relations & Corporate Affairs

Greensboro, NC

Full-time position


SMART IT People has an exciting opportunity for a VP, Public Relations & Corporate Affairs for our client in Greensboro, NC. This is a highly compensated position with a generous base salary + bonus + car allowance. 

We are looking for a strong leader who can proactively develop and execute on strategies to promote and enhance the reputation of our client brands across a variety of external stakeholders, via multiple channels. Work cross-functionally with leaders across the organization to align innovative external messaging with business and brand objectives. Lead a dedicated team working with public/media relations; corporate communications and issue management; corporate social responsibility; community relations; content/message/story development; and event management.

Required skills:

B.S./B.A. in communications or related field of study, or comparable experience
10 years experience in a public relations/corporate communications discipline
10 years leadership and managing people
Managing/setting priorities
Drive for results
Energy and creativity
Integrity and trust
Development/management of people, projects, and budgets
Written and oral communication skills
Business acumen
Media relations
Organization
Interpersonal skills


Job description:

Develop and drive the public relations and corporate communications strategy for our client, including traditional/social media, website, content development, and issue management
Create, plan and execute media/community events, campaigns, and sponsorships that innovatively position our client brands
Act as corporate spokesperson
Provide communications counsel to senior leadership
Coordinate Corporate Social Responsibility activities for our client
Develop and monitor corporate citizenship programs and charitable contribution programs
Oversee Crisis Management Plan and associated updates/communications
Manage corporate events


To apply, please send email resume in MS Word format to: alice@smart-itpeople.com with job title in subject line.