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Public Relations / Marketing / Media Spokesperson


POSTED February 18, 2024


On behalf of OutCycling, we invite you to join the OutCycling Board of Directors for the position of Public Relations and Communications Officer to help lead and direct this grassroots 501c3 nonprofit organization as it enters its 13th year of operation.


As a vital member of our team, the Public Relations and Communications Officer plays a crucial role in developing and overseeing our fundraising strategies as well as OutCycling's sustainability and growth. The organization is run in two distinct, complimentary divisions; Youth (Fearless Flyers) and Adult with separate accounting for each division.

We are seeking a dedicated individual with a strong passion for our cause as we look to expand our Board leadership and embark on next-level growth. The ideal candidate should possess a keen eye for detail, and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and transparency.


Key Responsibilities of the Public Relations and Communications Officer:


  • Identifies strategic opportunity audiences, including new and potential stakeholders and members; develops a communication strategy and voice appropriate for reaching that audience.
  • Organize events to promote the organization's brand and advise the board on internal and external communications strategy.
  • Through public-facing communication, develops and maintains a positive public image for the organization.
  • Collaborates with the Board to develop and maintain the organizations vision statement, mission statement, public policies, and related messaging.
  • Collaborates with marketing and advertising support teams to ensure marketing campaigns are consistent with the organizations public image.
  • Develops and implements a long-term plan to communicate the organization’s mission statement internally and externally.
  • Drafts and implements crisis management strategies to mitigate negative media exposure and other similar risks.
  • Composes, reviews, and/or distributes press releases and other public- facing communication for key events.
  • Liaises with sponsors Public Relations group to maximize impact of messaging.
  • Promotes community events involving the organization.


Requirements for the Public Relations and Communications Officer Position:


  • Strong commitment to the LGBTQ community and our organization's mission.
  • Previous experience in Public Relations and Communications roles preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Availability to dedicate 5 to 10 hours per month to board-related activities.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and provide updates on fundraising initiatives.


Next Steps


If you're ready to channel your passion for the LGBTQ community into impactful Public Relations and Communications efforts, we encourage you to apply. Your contributions can play a pivotal role in advancing our mission and fostering positive change. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and your vision for the role of Public Relations and Communications Officer at OutCycling.