Sunday, March 3, 2013

Public Relations Officer needed

NAMHSA (still) seeks a new Public Relations Officer. New application deadline: March 17, 2013.

The PR officer focuses on NAMHSA's communication with the hobby public.
Responsibilities of the position include the following:

1. Prepare posts or 'press releases' as needed, for example, announcement of new programs or officers, ballot results, etc. These must be presented to the Board for review and then posted by the PR person.

2. Convert Board Minutes into the NAMHSA News twice a month. The News is created, presented to the Board for review, then posted by the PR person.

3. Act as moderator of the NAMHSA-Discussion Yahoo group. This job includes approving (or rejecting) membership applications and posts in a timely manner.

4. Answer general NAMHSA questions as needed.

5. Maintain the NAMHSA Facebook page. Maintenance of this page includes posting NAMHSA News and other announcements.

The PR officer is an appointed, non-voting position with a term of three years (reappointment possible). The PR officer is nominated by the NAMHSA President and must be confirmed by the Board of Directors. The PR person may show at NAN and participate in all other NAMHSA activities.

Required qualifications for this position include: Willingness to keep up with all NAMHSA Board discussions, reliable email access, and the ability to check email nearly every day. Good writing skills are critical. Experience with Facebook, Model Horse Blab, and public relations are also desirable. The time commitment varies, but generally, the PR person must keep up with board discussions so some time is required to read and respond to email nearly daily.

To apply for this position, please send the following information to Vice President Carra McClelland at by March 17, 2013.

1. Your name, email address, and phone number
2. General information including:
- A description of your model horse hobby experience
- A description of any experience you have that is relevant to the position
- An overview of your ability to commit time to this position over the next three years.

3. Additionally, every candidate will be asked to prepare a writing sample, topic to be provided after application has been submitted and due within a specific time period.

Thank you for your interest in NAMHSA!

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