Public Affairs Specialist III

Auto Club Group

The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members and customers across 11 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second largest AAA club in North America.

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Position Details

Public Affairs Specialist III
Job
Full-time
5/1/2018
Southwest Florida
Tampa, FL

We are currently seeking a Public Affairs Specialist III to be based out of Tampa, FL.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represents The Auto Club Group (ACG) and advocates its public affairs positions in assigned region(s). 
  • Assists management in the development, implementation, and administration of high profile public affairs programs and projects designed to promote ACG’s interests and image. 
  • Develops and maintains liaison activities with key regional constituents (e.g., law enforcement agencies, governmental agencies, schools, community service and safety organizations) and field management. 
  • Coordinates public affairs and product-related promotional programs in assigned region(s). 
  • Creates and maintains records and files and prepares reports for use in program tracking, review and planning. 
  • May assist in the creation and design of new programs and the development of program materials. 
  • Assists with budget preparation and monitors expenses. 
  • Participates in the dissemination of information regarding community outreach and safety issues. 
  • Promotes media coverage of projects and activities and acts as corporate spokesperson on traffic safety, legislative or other related matters. 
  • May act as regional liaison for field media activities. 
  • May serve as staff coordinator for AAA regional traffic safety committees and/or assist in specialized studies.

Required Qualifications:

Experience in:

  • Planning, developing, and delivering educational programs 
  • Developing, implementing, and coordinating community affairs programs and employee volunteer programs 
  • Organizing and planning special events 
  • Public speaking 

Knowledge of:

  • Effective public affairs strategies and tactics 
  • Relevant public and community affairs programs and issues 
  • Local and statewide community organizations and leadership roles 
  • Legislative and safety issues 

Ability to:

  • Effectively serve as a credible Auto Club Group (ACG) representative to target audiences
  • Prepare and conduct structured presentations to all levels of management and external groups 
  • Communicate effectively with others in a work environment, with the public, and with the media 
  • Motivate and provide direction to employee volunteers 
  • Monitor budgets for various projects 
  • Work under pressure to complete assignments in a timely manner 
  • Represent the company at community functions 
  • Effectively use Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Microsoft Publisher 

Demonstrated skills in:

  • Managing multiple projects involving several groups within a geographic region effectively 
  • Analysis, problem-solving and report preparation for program (e.g., safety) development 
  • College level coursework in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or a related field. 
  • Excellent presentation skills. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Maintenance of a valid state driver’s license. 
  • Ability to attain NHTSA certification as a child passenger safety technician. 
  • Ability to transport and operate audio-visual equipment/props weighing up to fifty (50) pounds. 
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends, and to travel as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or a related field
  • Insurance related experience
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish

Knowledge of:

  • Traffic safety, roadway engineering concepts, and enforcement techniques 
  • Relevant traffic laws and traffic safety education 
  • Effective print and broadcast media techniques

The Auto Club Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits packages including a base salary with performance based incentives; medical/dental/vision insurance, pension, 401(k), generous time off, a complimentary AAA Membership and much more!



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