Job Posting - Department Communications Coordinator

Job Posting - Department Communications Coordinator

The Office of the Director for the Department of Land Use and Transportation (LUT) is seeking an innovative, strategic thinker to guide department engagement supporting two-way communications with the public and employees, and to advance the strategic goals of LUT's projects and programs.

As a member of the leadership team, the Communications Coordinator leads and directs the development of the Department's strategic communication plan, which includes creating and maximizing informational opportunities; media relations; and ensuring that the Department maintains a positive image and reputation with the County Board of Commissioners, various stakeholders and the general public. The Communications Coordinator will provide organization-wide leadership on all aspects of internal and external communications.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Community Engagement:
Provide direct, high-level communication strategies and aid the Department in increasing public engagement and general visibility in the community.

Strategic Communication Plan Development:
Develop and implement strategy using proven techniques to grow audience participation and tell a compelling and coordinated story about LUT.

Messaging and Branding:
Develop strategies that maximize the organization's engagement with internal and external stakeholders while fostering the organizations' core values.

Media Relations:
Develop and implement web content, write articles, news-feed and media strategies in support of Department goals and objectives, and support emerging channels to reach new audiences.

Internal Communications and Relations:
Ensure participation and buy-in from project and program management teams, Board of Commissioners and project partners.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 

  1. Bachelor's degree with major course work in communications, public relations, journalism or related field; and 
  2. Three (3) years of professional experience in public relations, community outreach, communications, journalism, public information programs or related work within a complex organization.

Pay range is $5,972.04 - $7,256.10 Monthly. We offer a collaborative culture in which to grow your career and a comprehensive benefits package. 

Complete details can be found in the Member Services area of the 3CMA Website.

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