About the position
Under the general supervision of Assistant to the City Manager, the Communications Manager is responsible for strategy and implementation of all communications.
In this context, this position is responsible for managing the external relationships between the City and its local, regional, and national stakeholders. This person will be responsible for communications planning, development of strong relationships with members of the media and community representatives, professional community relations/community outreach and events, regular media training and coaching for City staff and leadership, design and maintenance of communications materials, design and standards, and all of the City’s online, in-person, multimedia, and printed communications.
Specific work will involve a broad range of tasks, including project management, media relations, crisis communications, website content management, digital media management, marketing, electronic communications, special events, intergovernmental relations, resident engagement, and community building. In addition to providing professional advice to City leadership, this position also serves as a professional resource to individual City departments for their public involvement plans and strategies.