April 2017 Print

President's Report

April is a busy month for our PRSA chapter. We’ve got a great program lined up about Navigating in the Non-profit World on April 20 and the registration deadline for this year’s Sunshine District Conference is Saturday, April 8.  

Sunshine District Conference will be held June 23 through June 26. Make sure you don’t miss the boat on this EPIC conference…because we’re literally going to be on a boat.

The North Florida chapter is hosting this year’s conference and we didn’t want to do the same, boring old hotel-based conference. Instead, we’ll spend three glorious days at sea mixing professional development with pleasure cruising on the Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas.  

But the registration deadline is looming. The stateroom block being held for our conference is being released to the public for bookings after our registration deadline of Saturday, April 8. We have promised to try to accommodate your registrations after the deadline at prevailing non-conference rates. But the cruise will likely sell out when our room block is released to the public.

Check out the conference website and click REGISTER to book your room.

If you have questions, we prepared an extensive list of FAQs. If your question isn’t covered, you can also email Tim Dodson, our cruise planner, directly with questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you at this month’s meeting and can’t wait to see you on the open seas, where #shiphappens. 

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Job: #2017-28829
Store Number: 8311
Store: Southeastern Grocers
Category: Store Support / Corporate
Position Type: Marketing / Advertising
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Address:8928 PROMINENCE PARKWAY BUILDING 200Jacksonville, FL, 32256


Senior Director, Corporate and Consumer Affairs

(Sr Director, Corp & Cns Affair)



Job Purpose

Responsible for providing oversight and guidance regarding corporate media relations, internal communications, special business sponsors and partners, and messaging for public relations targeted to the company’s customers including corporate philanthropic and community involvement practices and activities.  This position will serve as the company’s subject matter expert on all media and community issues that affect the brand.  This role drives the strategic vision for communications and the tactical implementation of the teams achieving it.



1. Corporate Communications.  Manages requests from outside sourcesand prepares communications for target audiences which deliver a consistent message to promote and enhance the company’s public image.  Addresses media and community issues that affect the brand and act as key spokesperson for the company with partners, trade associations, government agencies, and other related entities.  Reviews and recommends edits to corporate communications materials, company presentations and non-advertising messages.  Prepare executives for speaking engagements, internal communications and media and press interviews.  Collaborates with Social Media team to monitor and mitigate negative issues.



2. Internal Communications.  Manages the creation of communications programs that effectively promote and enhance the company’s vision and values to a broad range of internal constituents.  This role plays a crucial role in corporate issue management and communications that have the potential to impact the morale and engagement of our associates.



3. Sponsorships and Partnerships.  Enhances sales growth, brand loyalty and customer engagement through proper utilization of the organization’s strategic partners.   Works cross-functionally with marketing and merchandising teams to ensure that sponsorship and partnership programs are maximized to their full potential and come to fruition in a timely, effective, and efficient manner.  Supports the fostering and maintenance of strong relationships with corporate partners and sponsors.



4. Corporate Events.  Manages the planning and development of event programs for all company banners and formats while ensuring they are relevant to seasonal and customer demographics.  This role is critical in ensuring all aspects of events are thoughtfully planned and executed in a way which delivers company sales targets and reduces competitor impacts.



5. Charitable Giving.  Develops and manages comprehensivecharitable giving strategies. Responsible for promoting the company’s philanthropic direction in the communities we serve. 

Optimizes and manages the funds distribution process across all banners.



6.  Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Education Required:

Bachelor's Degree

Course of Study:

Marketing, journalism, business or related field.

Education Preferred:

Master's Degree

Course of Study:

Same as above.

Relevant Experience:

15+ yrs minimum

Language(s) Required:


Supervisory Experience:

10+ yrs minimum

Language(s) Preferred:

English & Spanish                 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

·         Extensive project management skills, with fast, thorough, accurate execution in high-pressure situations

·         Ability to research, analyze, and present synthesized findings to senior executives

·         Demonstrated ability to develop successful partnerships and influence with senior executives

·         Demonstrated ability to develop compelling stories, with superior written, oral and visual communication abilities

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Preferred:

·         Management experience within retail or the consumer packaged goods industry

·         Extensive experience partnering with service providers and external partners while maximizing the value of these relationships by strategically selecting the right partners, negotiating contracts, measuring and managing performance


Environmental Factors

Job Location:

Store Support Center                    



Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this position, the associate isregularly (67-100%)required to sit, use hands or fingers to handle, hold or feel objects, tools or controls, talk, see, hear and perform repetitive movements with both hands.  The employee is occassionally (1-33%)required to stand or walk on carpet, tile or concrete, carry, push, lift or pull up to 10 lbs.

Working Conditions:

While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is typically not substantially exposed to adverse working conditions.

Safety Risk Factors:

The employee is occassionally (1-33%)required to twist back and/or neck and walk on a slippery or cluttered floor surface.

Equipment, Tools, etc.:

While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee will be required to utilize a personal computer, telephone, printer, copy machine, facsimile machine and other general office supplies and equipment.


Varied schedules.

Travel Percent:





Reports to Director of Alumni and Family Relations

Position Summary:

Provide general administrative support to Director of Alumni and Family Relations and other office staff as needed (Alumni and Family Relations staff).  Coordinate schedules, deliveries, mail and perform general administrative, clerical and office duties.

Description of Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist with alumni and family relations projects.
  • Interact with and ensure customer service for all visitors including but not limited to alumni, students, faculty, donors, Board of Trustee members and Jacksonville University personnel as appropriate.
  • Coordinate communication on all projects with the Communications Coordinator.
  • Assist in planning and execution of programs with the GOLD Phins and the Young Alumni.
  •  Provide mail service and distribution for the Alumni and Family Relations staff and assist in general office projects such as mass mailings, event planning, printing, facility arrangements, etc.
  • Assist in general office duties supporting Alumni and Parent Relations staff.
  • Assist with Event coordination and PR/Marketing efforts as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Skills:

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Paperless Post and other web based programs.
  • Skill in data management.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, maturity to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  •  Must be able to multi-task, be a self-starter with good initiative and use good judgment.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Familiarity with LinkedIn and other social media.
  • Professional dress and acumen.


Work Conditions:

  • Work is primarily indoors, but requires the incumbent to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or being off campus.
  • Standard office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours to support events.


Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens.
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.


Prerequisites Required for Position:

  1. Minimum Education Requirement: High School education, University degree desired or equivalent work experience.
  2. Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience strongly preferred

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.  

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