Communications Liaison

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Supervisor of Elections administers all federal, state, county, municipal and special district elections in Hillsborough County. It’s our responsibility to process all voter registration applications received from qualified Florida residents, and also to educate Hillsborough County residents about registering to vote. We issue Voter Information Cards to all newly registered voters, and reissue those cards when there are changes to a voter’s registration information or polling place. Maintaining our voter database is a huge undertaking and one we take great care with. We hold countywide elections, as well as municipal elections for the City of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace, and work with the county and municipalities periodically on reapportionment, redistricting and drawing precinct boundaries. Candidates for county, district and special district offices file and qualify for candidacy with our office. We also receive the forms and financial reports that candidates, committees and political parties are required to file. And our office verifies and certifies all petition signatures for candidates and ballot initiatives.

The Supervisor of Elections will require all applicants scheduled to attend an on-boarding session on or after August 30, 2021 to show proof of being fully vaccinated before their employment can begin. Fully vaccinated is two full weeks after final vaccination shot.

POSITION DESCRIPTION/PURPOSE
Participates in all aspects of the communications department, engaging in a wide range of community outreach efforts to register voters and provide information about voting and elections, as well as working on event planning, marketing, media outreach and candidate services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

–Plan, schedule and attend voter outreach events, including voter registration drives and educational presentations
–Work towards agency objectives of registering all eligible voters, providing clear and accessible elections and voting information, and achieving voter turnout and participation goals
–Support candidates in running for office by providing information, entering data, verifying petitions, and filing forms
–Draft and distribute press releases, make follow-up media calls, and serve as a liaison with media during events
–Assist in the development and distribution of marketing materials and social media posts
–All other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
–Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year degree granting college or university or acceptable equivalent experience
–Availability for evening and weekend events
–Ability to work independently while also contributing as part of a team
–Strong oral and written communication skills
–Public speaking skills
–Computer skills, including Microsoft Office products
–Multi-lingual abilities are a plus
–Must have a current, valid Florida Driver License



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