Community Relations Manager: North-Central, PA

Solid public relations generalist with at least seven years of experience needed to work in the fast-paced, ever-changing energy industry in the Marcellus Shale play, specifically Columbia and Luzerne counties. The successful candidate will have broad experience in multiple PR disciplines, including community relations, media relations, event planning, public affairs, etc. Ability to manage multiple, ever-changing projects simultaneously is essential, as is the ability to directly interact with stakeholders at community meetings and events, and on field tours. Flexibility is important, as this position requires occasional work on evenings and weekends. Agency experience and a working knowledge of production management and advertising are not required, but would be a plus.

Compensation: TBD

Will consider part-time, full-time or contract employees and can be based anywhere in the north-central PA general area.

Contact: Please email resumes and a cover letter to

Full-time tenure track in the Public Relations/Advertising

Department in the College of Communication, Rowan University.

Description: Teach undergraduate and graduate public relations courses.

Undergraduate courses may include Introduction to Public Relations, Basic PR Writing, Advanced PR Writing, PR Case Studies and PR Planning.  Graduate courses may include PR Overview, Techniques in Communication (writing) and Introduction to Communication Research.  In addition, the position requires the full range of faculty service to the department and campus including curriculum development and academic and career advisement of students.


MA in communication or related discipline with significant coursework relevant to the public relations and teaching experience required.  In addition, the successful candidate would possess one or a combination of two sets of qualifications:  (1) academic credentials:  Ph.D. in communication or related discipline with significant coursework relevant to the public relations field and/or (2) professional credentials: demonstrable, significant, and successful experience as a practitioner.  Candidates who can claim both sets of credentials would be particularly attractive.

Starting Date: September 2009

Salary: Competitive

Application Process: Qualified candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and other relevant materials to this address:

Dr. Suzanne FitzGerald, Chair  Public Relations/Advertising
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ   08028

Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.