Director of Communications

19 Feb, 2019

Jobs

Director of Communications

City of Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Austin is the capital of Texas and the county seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th-most populous city in Texas. As of the U.S. Census Bureau‘s July 2017 estimate, Austin had a population of 981,035 up from 790,491 at the 2010 census and is the hub of the of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan statistical area, which had an estimated population of 2,215,727 as of July 2017.  Austin also hosts the central campus of the University of Texas System and Austin Community College System, as well as numerous other higher educational institutions.
 
A vibrant and dynamic city that consistently receives accolades for its business climate, entertainment opportunities, and quality of life for residents and visitors, Austin is a superlative place to live, work and play. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile “green” and culturally rich cities, Austin was recently selected the number one Best Place to Live in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report). In 2016, Forbes named Austin the city most likely to prosper over the next decade on their America’s Cities of the Future list, and the City of Austin ranked in the top ten on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for 2017. Austin continues to lead with its vision of being the Most Livable City in the Country, emerging as a player on the international scene with such events as SXSW, Austin City Limits, Formula 1, and being home to companies such as Apple, Samsung, Dell, and Seton Healthcare, among many others.
 
The City of Austin is a dynamic, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Austin has a 10-1 council system with an at-large Mayor and Council Members representing ten districts. The City Council adopted six Strategic Outcomes and Indicators in March of 2018. Director of Communications reports through the Deputy City Manager for the Government that Works for All outcome.   The Director of Communications will be responsible for supporting cross-departmental issues and involving stakeholders as it relates to the communication across all outcomes.
 
Required education will include a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Communication, Journalism, Public Information, or a closely related field, plus six years of experience in public information activities. Two of those years should be in a supervisory, or management, capacity. Experience may substitute for education, with a maximum substitution of two years. A Master’s degree may substitute for education, with a maximum substitution of two years.
Qualified candidates please submit your resume online by visiting our website at https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/postings/2257. This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply not later than March 4, 2019.  Resumes will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure.  Final interviews in Austin will be offered by the City to those candidates named as finalists, with reference checks, background checks and academic verifications conducted after receiving candidates’ permission.  For more information please contact Chuck Rohre at crohre@springsted.com or 214-466-2436. 
 
The City of Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.
 
Under Texas legislation regarding access to public records, information from your resume may be subject to public disclosure.

Job posted: 2019-02-19