Arlington Public Schools has an opening for Director of Communications

January 09, 2018 3:57 PM | Mariane Jorgenson (Administrator)

The Director of Communications manages day-to-day activities of the Department of School and Community Relations in direct support of the Assistant Superintendent, School and Community Relations, and directly supervises department staff engaged in the media relations and public relations programs as well as Arlington Educational Television (AETV) production staff.  The Director also coordinates, supports and monitors the department’s leadership and support for all school-based, stipend-paid Public Relations, Webmaster, and Volunteer Liaisons; serves as a spokesperson with print, broadcast and emerging media; manages communications via multiple online communication platforms; and supports work to strengthen internal and external communications and stakeholder engagement for the school division.  The focus of the work is to develop and recommend communication strategies, assist with developing targeted communication plans and crafting messages to support and communicate the key initiatives, programs, decisions, and/or events of Arlington Public Schools (APS), while maintaining and enhancing the public’s understanding of the school division’s work and accomplishments. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Candidates must submit an application online and attach a resume, a written statement of interest in and qualifications for this position. Candidates must also provide three (3) recent writing samples plus one (1) example of a communications plan created by the candidate for a previous project that outlines goals, objectives, strategies, timelines, and targeted/measurable outcomes. 

Please complete the online Administrative/Technical application on the APS website in the Employment section: www.apsva.us. A minimum of three letters of recommendation must also be attached.  (Recommendation letters may be sent in separately.)


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