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Company Name :- City of Grand Junction, Colorado
Position Name :-
Company Location :- Grand Junction, CO 81501
Job Category :- Jobs in general
Full Job Description :-
Director of Communications and Engagement
Hiring Range – $11,141 – $12,539 Monthly
Open Until Filled
First Application Review – March 14, 2022
About the Position
The City of Grand Junction is seeking a dynamic communicator to join our Executive Team as its next Director of Communications and Engagement. Our Executive Team is comprised of dedicated, hands-on managers who are passionate about public service. The Director is responsible for developing and directing a City-wide communication and engagement program using multiple tools and platforms. The new Director will provide executive leadership within the organization, and work with all departments to uphold and foster our culture of continuous improvement, collaborative partnerships, and exceptional customer service.
The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills in managing communication strategies, people, and change; and a proven ability to achieve desired organizational services and outcomes. The candidate is extremely organized, self-motivated, and able to work in a fast paced, deadline driven and highly collaborative environment. Experience serving a full service government organization, preferably municipality, is ideal.
What We Offer:
We know that a healthy and happy workforce is a thriving workforce, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that supports quality work-life balance including 32 days of paid annual leave, health insurance options, employer-matched retirement, a City employee health clinic, wellness program, and an Employee Assistance Program. Of equal importance, we offer an opportunity to serve the community you love and live in. Our employees find their work rewarding and fulfilling, knowing that their day job makes a positive impact.
At the City of Grand Junction, we lead the way with continuous improvement, collaborative partnerships, and exemplary service. Our core values are demonstrated by our willingness to challenge the status quo, ability to work together using all areas of expertise to achieve a common goal, and commitment to fulfilling the needs of our community through thoughtful interactions. We are searching for professionals who share our values to join our organization.
Explore the Area:
Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver, CO (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City, UT (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land. Residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa National Forest. Grand Junction has a robust downtown and hosts multiple art, music, food, and market events annually. With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic and trail congestion. With an average of 245 days of sunshine, Grand Junction is the perfect place to work and play. See
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What You’ll Do:
Serve as chief communications advisor to the City Manager.
Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Communications and Engagement Department including the development and coordination of the City’s strategic communication plan.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of public engagement and communication initiatives, policies, and procedures.
Coordinate accurate, timely, and accessible public information to promote a positive City image and public perception, communicate local government issues, and maintain public awareness of city programs and services; anticipate problem areas and follow through on activities designed to keep the public informed and aware of major issues.
Develop and oversee community engagement programing; develop strategies to enhance information flow between City staff and citizens; work with city staff to plan and implement new projects and programs; lead or participate on independent committees working to resolve community issues.
Oversee and coordinate the tracking and updating of State legislations that may impact assigned programs and operations; review and prepare reports; make recommendations based on findings.
Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work of assigned staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
Coordinate, author, edit, and publish various City publications, scripts, press releases and presentations; oversee writing, design, and printing functions, write and produce public service announcements and programming.
What We’re Looking For:
Seven years of increasingly responsible media relations, public relations or journalism experience including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, public administration, or a related field.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
At the City of Grand Junction, we proudly operate as an Equal Opportunity Employer, purposely building an inclusive workforce representative of various cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We believe in respect for all and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, and/or genetic information.
If you have questions or need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact our Human Resources office at 970.244.1512
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