The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges is seeking a Director of Communications to develop, implement, and evaluate media relations and communications strategies to support the PACCC agenda, build awareness of the PACCC and the member colleges with policymakers at the federal and state level, and enhance the community college brand. The Director of Communications will also lead and support a variety of strategic initiatives related to communications, government relations, and marketing in support of the PACCC mission.
Duties include developing and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy, establishing and maintaining a relationship with the news media, writing press releases, developing all print and electronic collateral, monitoring media coverage, managing the Commission’s internet presence, preparing materials for the President, and assisting with the planning and management of PACCC meetings.
Successful applicants will be committed to the access and success agenda of community colleges, possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, and have experience working with the press. An understanding of the political/public policy landscape in Harrisburg, including the General Assembly and Executive Branch, is preferred.
Minimum Requirements: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field, and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience in a professional setting.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. The Commission offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and a work sample to: Search Committee, PACCC, 800 N. Third Street, Suite 405, Harrisburg, PA 17102, or email to Lil Nesbit, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 7, 2018.