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Public Affairs Community Relations Associate

Under the direction of the Community Relations Manager and VP of Public Affairs, the Public Affairs CR
Associate is responsible for assisting with Pechanga’s community outreach and philanthropic efforts, as
well as developing and disseminating materials for media, public, and government relations purposes.
Assists with initiatives to promote Pechanga and maintain favorable relationships with the surrounding
community, key stakeholders, and policymakers.
All Team Members will display a Four Diamond commitment to Customer Service through the delivery
and maintenance of the Quality Standards established by Pechanga Resort and Casino.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Works with the VP of Public Affairs and Department to write, edit, and proofread press materials,
press releases, op-eds, media advisories, fact sheets, correspondence, newsletters, talking points,
Frequently Asked Questions, position papers, brochures, reports, and other collateral and printed
2. Maintains database of Pechanga’s giving, including records of payments, and sponsorship
3. Runs regular reports of charitable requests for CMR review and determination
4. Processes approved charitable monetary and in-kind donations
5. Provides planning assistance and support for public and internal philanthropic events, including set up,
volunteer sign-ups, sponsorship element fulfillment and attendance, coordinating collateral and
materials purchases
6. Manages news coverage to identify and disseminate ongoing media coverage of Pechanga, leadership,
and key strategic issues identified by the CRM and Department;
7. Implements a media clips system capture, share, and archive digital files of all press coverage of
8. Maintains calendar for coordinating and scheduling department-related events
9. Provides administrative assistance support including coordinating travel, correspondence, scheduling,
and filing
10. Prepares and organizes handouts and materials for department-related meetings and events
11. Provides staff support at special events and functions
12. Provides planning assistance and support for media and special events
13. Represents Department at organizational and public events
Authority and Supervisory Capacity
1. None
Access to Sensitive Assets and Areas
1. Departmental Financial Data
• BA in either public relations, political science, business administration or journalism preferred
• 3-5 years of work experience in public affairs, community relations, government affairs or
marketing preferred
• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Must have excellent organizational skills
• Must have working knowledge/understanding of non-profit sector, journalism and government
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Publisher
• Must have ability to maintain total confidentiality
• Must be available to work some weekends and evenings
• Must be available to travel on occasion
• Must obtain/maintain Class “A” Gaming Commission License

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The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Consistent with federal law, it is the policy of the Pechanga Band to give preference in hiring, promotions, and transfers into vacant positions to qualified Pechanga tribal members, Pechanga tribal member spouses, and non-member American Indians.