PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

SAIF Corporation is hiring a Strategic Communication Coordinator


Apr 16


Position: Strategic Communication Coordinator

Hard to get a better storytelling gig than this: How a not-for-profit company is helping to make Oregon the safest and healthiest state—all while caring for injured workers, so they can get healthy and return to work.

As our strategic communications coordinator, you’ll help tell that story by leading SAIF’s public affairs, community outreach, and media relations functions in support of our brand and strategic goals.

Besides the usual skill set (engaging writing, superior communication skills, organization, and self-motivation), you’ll need media relations and public affairs experience, brand expertise, and an understanding of the political landscape (especially at the state level). The ideal candidate is skilled at issue spotting and managing risk.

If this speaks to you, apply today and tell us your story.

•Manage public affairs functions and execute community outreach activities.
•Develop messages for key audiences in alignment with strategic goals and the company’s brand identity.
•Manage media relations, research editorial opportunities, coordinate crisis communications, and build relationships with key industry media for the benefit of the company.
•Anticipate, evaluate, and analyze business communication needs. Recommend and implement methods for effectively communicating to targeted audiences.
•Produce press releases, annual reports, and other related materials for key audiences to ensure materials all are consistent with the company’s public affairs goals.
•Produce online content that supports public affairs strategies and maintains consistency with the company brand.
•Research, develop, write, and edit a wide variety of communication material, consistently integrating corporate messaging strategy. Assign illustration, writing, and photography to internal or external support.

The following qualifications are recommended:
•Five or more years’ experience demonstrating the ability to develop and execute complex public affairs strategies and messaging.
•A bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field.
•Other combinations of education and experience demonstrating knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job also will be considered.

Next step
To receive consideration, please submit your application at by the close of this recruitment. We want your application to count, so be sure it’s complete and that you submit all the required materials.

This recruitment is open until filled.

If a sufficient number of qualified applications are received this recruitment may close early.

 Veterans Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference in employment by submitting the following documentation as verification of eligibility:

  • A copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215), or
  • A letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension

Disabled veterans also must submit a copy of their veteran’s disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

To be considered for preference, you must submit the proper documentation to by the application deadline.

About us

SAIF Corporation is Oregon’s not-for-profit, state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company. SAIF has been doing business for 100 years and is the leading workers’ compensation insurance provider in Oregon.

Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of working at SAIF. Visit our website or see our Facebook page.

SAIF is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its workplace.


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