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Public Relations & Media Specialist I (2 Positions)


Public Relations & Media Specialist I (2 Positions)

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/56743
  • Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Student Retention (TC295)
  • Tidewater Community College

Title: Public Relations & Media Specialist I (2 Positions)

Agency: Tidewater Community College

Location: Norfolk - 710

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $13.23 per hour

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:
Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads – both students and employers – for 50 years. It has grown from 1 campus into a regional educational and economic force. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling nearly 28,000 students in 2019-20. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) services South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, 7 regional centers and 2 important cultural institutions. The college had 3,203 graduates in 2019-2020, 40 percent of whom pursued degrees that would let them transfer to 4-year institutions. Of South Hampton Roads residents enrolled in higher education 36% enrolled at TCC. TCC’s institutional accreditation is affirmed through 2027 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The two positions supports and assists with the operations of campus-wide special events and activities with a mission of service to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Public Relations and Media Specialist I will assist with the setup, breakdown, and transportation of equipment for a variety of indoor and outdoor campus-wide special events. Hours will include day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours with occasional staff meetings and training.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Exceptional customer service skills required.
  • Ability to establish prioritizes and meet deadlines required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and follow detailed instruction required.
  • Knowledge of event set up and floor plans required
  • Knowledge of detail event logistics including crowd control, security and emergency procedures.
  • Ability to assist with the planning, organizing, and scheduling of meetings and events.
  • Knowledge of proper lifting technique requiring core strength, using abdominal and lower back muscles.
  • Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 100 pounds required.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holiday hours required.
  • Ability to work outdoors as necessary with exposure to inclement weather, extreme heat conditions at or above 90 degrees or extreme cold conditions below 30 degrees required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Business, Communications or related field
  • Knowledge event management systems. (EMS)
  • Knowledge of risk management standard policies and procedures.
  • Experience in a higher education student centers and campus environment.
  • Experience in an events coordination position to include audio visual equipment.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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