Community Education and Communications Manager (Marketing/Communications Specialist IV)
- Office of the Attorney General
- Position Number:
- LAA 00574
- Salary Range:
- $5,537.00 - $7,800.00 Monthly
- Apply By:
- Monday, December 5, 2022, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Release Date:
- Monday, November 21, 2022
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
The Community Education and Communications Manager position is a great opportunity for a professional with demonstrated commitment to public service and a strong background in communications and public outreach. This position will work to advance Coloradans’ awareness of the Department’s work, resources, guidance, and programs related to issues ranging from mental health, to consumer protection, and civic education. This dynamic position will work with department leadership, addressing top priorities of the Attorney General and the Department of Law, and serving as a catalyst to drive community education initiatives forward.
This position is open only to residents of Colorado.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Community Education and Communications Manager is responsible for developing and managing communications, education and outreach related to consumer protection, civic engagement, public health and safety, and other educational community engagement initiatives. This position builds strategic marketing and educational campaigns that advance educational dialogue with consumers and communities across Colorado to advance community education initiatives with partnerships, media, events, and other forms of engagement.
This position develops and deploys throughout the Department the best practices on communications and public education campaigns. This person oversees a budget to run Department communications and education campaigns, and determines, with Communications Team staff, strategic plans that will include developing compelling public-facing materials, leveraging existing and new partnerships, running coordinated events, developing other forms of public-education-related engagement. using social media and traditional media campaigns, and determines how best to advance community education initiatives. The position assesses education campaign impact and appropriate learnings to adapt subsequent campaigns.
This position successfully develops and maintains relationships with community partners to plan and execute collaborative program efforts on a range of topics consistent with Department priorities. This position coordinates working groups and task forces to launch and coordinate statewide partnerships and programs and manages educational projects and awareness campaigns on a range of topics. The position researches, evaluates, and recommends courses of action to the Director of the Division of Community Engagement, the Director of Communications, Department staff, and the Attorney General on assigned projects.
Additionally, the position assists in overseeing the work of two professional staff members in the Communications team.
Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions in the Department of Law.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
- Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution AND
- Three years of professional experience in communications, marketing, community education, coalition building, and/or creation or production of media or public awareness content. This experience should be the primary purpose of (not ancillary to or an occasional part of) the assignment.
- The successful applicant must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, we are seeking candidates that have at least some, if not many, of the following skills and experiences.
- Demonstrated record of developing strategic communications and public education programs
- Demonstrated success working with a variety of stakeholders and building relationships
- Experience with community outreach and developing partnerships with government, private sector, and non-profit stakeholders
- Excellent written communication skills including experience drafting press releases, media content, and other publications for mass communication
- Project management experience, particularly with public education campaigns
- Experience developing and executing robust social media programs, and knowledge of digital tools
- Extensive connections with Colorado communities
- Public service mindset and desire to serve the public
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Ability to serve as a catalyst, driving projects forward
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to develop solutions and measure results
- Strong organizational skills
- Enthusiasm to work on and advance DOL priorities
Substitutions: Professional experience in communications, marketing, community education, coalition building, and/or creation or production of media or public awareness content as the primary function of the job will substitute for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis. A master’s degree in business administration, public administration, nonprofit management, education, communication, or a related field will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Conditions of Employment:
- Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
- Requires working in the office in downtown Denver a minimum of 3 days per week.
- Some in town and statewide travel required, up to 15 percent of monthly hours, or 2-3 days per month.
- Effective August 15, 2022, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination within three (3) business days of hire. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. In the event of serial testing, religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.