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Executive Director, External Relations and Strategic Communications - District

Company: Riverside Community College District
Location: Riverside
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title:Executive Director, External Relations and Strategic Communications - DistrictApplication DeadlineInterested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.01/16/2020 Department:Inst'l Advancement Econ Dev (D) Position Type:Classified Management/Supervisor College/Campus:District Physical location of the position:District Employment Type:Full-Time Position Length:12-month Salary Range:Grade W Salary Amount:$130,937 - $159,411 Salary Type:Annual Is this position categorically (grant) funded?No BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the area administrator, the Executive Director, External Relations serves as the District Public Information Officer (PIO)/spokesperson; implements and coordinates a Districtwide program of government and community relations activities; and directs marketing efforts and public information on behalf of the District Office and its colleges to local, state and federal policy makers, government relations officials, District and college leadership, external stakeholders, foundations and the general public. SUPERVISES OR PROVIDES LEAD DIRECTION TO: Assigned District personnel and staff. Education:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, journalism, law, communications, public relations, marketing or related field from an accredited institution; and five years of increasingly responsible experience in government relations and public information, two years of which were in a supervisory capacity. A master's degree in the above listed fields is preferred. Two years of higher education or public sector experience in the above listed areas, including crisis and advocacy communications with elected officials is also preferred. Experience:KNOWLEDGE OF: 1. Planning and resource development for priority programs 2. Proposal development and project management processes for educational institutions. 3. Federal and state legislation processes, including principles and practices of funding sources, budget preparation and administration. 4. Data collection and analysis principles, training methods, programs and techniques. 5. Best public relations practices to promote District or college programs, initiatives, activities, community engagement, public information, marketing or governmental outreach. 6. Principles and practices of research and strategic planning, and methods of analysis and assessment of District programs. 7. The interrelationships of local, regional and state constituencies and District business practices. 8. Principles of staff supervision, training, and performance evaluation. ABILITY TO: 1. Manage large and complex assignments which may include controversial and/or politically sensitive issues or content. 2. Maintain an understanding of current legislative, public relations and communications ideas, trends, rules and regulations, and integrate them into campaign or program initiatives. 3. Maintains in-depth understanding of the District's vision, mission, goals and strategic objectives, issues of concern and its infrastructure. 4. Understand and communicate the District's structure and operations, relevant public policy issues, funding or state bond measure information. 5. Perform advocacy and crisis communications to the public, elected officials, and/or internal and external stakeholders 6. Serve as a consultant to various District divisions regarding public relations and marketing aspects of the department's programs. 7. Interpret and respond to pending and proposed legislation to include developing and drafting effective position statements. 8. Review, analyze and/or summarize data, report findings, interpret results and/or make recommendations. 9. Cultivate professional business partnerships and team collaboration and establish and maintain effective working relationships within government relations role and external relations work. 10. Deliver effective and engaging presentations in a clear and logical manner. 11. Effectively prioritize work under changing and/or pressing deadlines. 12. Communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and various audiences. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: A valid driver's license. Other:COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community. CONTACTS: Faculty, administrators, assigned staff, deans, vice presidents, presidents, vice chancellors, Chancellor, all District departments, community organizations, foundations, bargaining unit leadership, county agency program officers, local, state and federal agencies. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS: Employee works in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employee may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. OTHER: Must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a). WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal office environment; and subject to travel. Travel may include locally to various district locations and other related agencies. The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039. EXEMPT POSITION: This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime. Duties and Responsibilities:REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. 1. Directs the day-to-day operations of assigned department to achieve maximum impact with various District, regional, and intergovernmental constituencies; develops and manages government relations and communication strategies to promote District goals and strategic plans. 2. Serves as the primary District spokesperson and builds and maintains relationships with local and regional media to respond to inquiries; oversees news releases and arranges media interviews; releases public service announcements; and establishes and maintains effective media relations. 3. Develops and implements Districtwide internal and external communication programs in support of campaigns, outreach programs, capital investment projects, and government, legislative and media relations to meet District goals. 4. Provides supervision and direction to assigned District staff; assigns, directs and evaluates the performance of all direct reports; establishes goals and objectives for assigned areas of responsibility in alignment with strategic plans and administrative program review. 5. Performs project management, program development, and advocacy and coalition building in order to reach, serve, and engage external constituencies. 6. Coordinates consistent marketing messages, branding and styles throughout District/college-related campaigns and initiatives; directs the creation of training and/or advocacy materials, and provides or directs training of staff in the presentation of these materials. 7. Collaborates with various District divisions to develop marketing and communications plans; ensures that communication content supports District strategic plans necessary to further organizational goals. 8. Collaborates with the executive District leadership and other pertinent District personnel to ensure external relation practices are compliant with applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines. 9. Presents and explains District policies, projects, and procedures with elected officials, stakeholders, and consultants. 10. Assists in the evaluation of relevant District policies and procedures; and works with District staff to develop policy goals and objectives through the compilation of relevant data in support of recommendations. 11. Researches and originates complex media or digital program topics; develops and oversees execution of media strategies across all mediums (traditional press, social media, video production, print publications, etc.) and measures effectiveness of media and marketing campaigns. 12. Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a Classified Management position with vacation, 22 days annually; and paid accruable sick leave, 12 days annually. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than 12 months. The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents. The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change. All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees. The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039. The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, located at 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039. Required Applicant Documents:Resume or Curriculum VitaeCover LetterOther Transcript Other Document:TRANSCRIPT: Please attach your highest degree earned. Optional Applicant Documents:Doctorate TranscriptMasters or Equivalent Transcript Effective Employment Date:Anticipated Start Date: March 2020 Application Deadline:01-16-2020Special Comments:IMPORTANT NOTICES: *It is anticipated that interviews will occur sometime during the 3rd week of February. Please note: The selection process typically concludes within four to six weeks from the closing date. There are, however, exceptions to this general guideline. Status updates will be made throughout the process. Please refer to your account for any updates to the status of your application. ****** * An electronic, RCCD on-line application must be completed to be considered. All portions of the application must be entirely filled out with all information qualifying an applicant for the position. Only information on the official RCCD application (not resumes) will be considered to determine whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements for the position for which he/she is applying. * All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size. * An application will not be considered complete unless ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification. * Paper applications and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, WILL NOT be accepted! All documents must be submitted electronically with the online application. * Letters of reference, IF REQUIRED, must be NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line. * Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. * The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered. * The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources Employee Relations at (951) 222-8595 for assistance. Application Types Accepted:Classified/Management/Confidential Application To Apply, visit:https://pa379.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=58986Copyright 2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. 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