0692 Communication/Media Administrator – 1.0 FTE – District Office – Albany, OR 97321


Position Summary – An enthusiastic Communications Specialist will manage the external and internal communications for the Greater Albany Public School District. They will promote a positive public image and dissemination of information on our District’s behalf. The ultimate goal is to manage internal and external communications for the Greater Albany Public Schools to enhance accurate understanding by the GAPS community of the District’s policies, practices, and commitment to improve learning for all students. This employee will work to promote the achievements of the GAPS students through the strategic implementation of effective public relations and community outreach. The liaison tells the story in honest and informative ways via press releases, district and school websites and social medial, videos, and/or any other forms of communication.

Starting Salary: $80,383 / 233 contract days per year

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with Superintendent’s staff on public relations efforts.

Serve as liaison between schools, District, and media.

Oversee District-wide social media efforts, ensuring that the district has an appropriate presence on the most current social media platforms.

Coordinate, monitor and manage content on District and social media platforms.

Collaborate with the Office of Superintendent on events within the District Calendar.

Assure that all communications are ADA-Compliant.

Collaborate on emergency communications, including use of auto-messaging systems.

Facilitate translation of materials, publications, and messages.

Develop and implement short-term and long-range communication strategies for improving public understanding of the GAPS efforts to improve learning for all students and raising awareness of and gaining recognition for successful school and District program practices.

Establish and maintain positive media relations (print and electronic, local, and industry outlets) through sustained professional contact that is consistently helpful, open, and credible.

Produce/edit clear, concise, “user friendly” documents (e.g., letters, press releases, columns, videos, fact sheets, flyers, blogs, etc.) and locate venues to communicate system-wide goals and priorities to varied GAPS stakeholders (e.g., school-based and central staff, parents, students, community, and business leaders).

Plan and implement positive, proactive media strategies (e.g., press conferences, media briefings, press releases, fact sheet) that anticipate the informational and other needs of GAPS constituents and the media.

Serve as the focal point for implementing new channels of communication which involve new technology (mobile apps, RSS feeds, and podcasts) to communicate with citizens and officials.

Develop marketing collateral to promote district at community events, career fairs, school open houses, and other activities.

Collaborate with District curriculum, instruction, and technology leaders in supporting student and stakeholders as productive digital citizens.

Develop presentations to promote school and District initiatives and successes at targeted events.

Represent the District in community-wide programs and efforts, serving on committees as appropriate.

Assess the information needs of internal and external customers of GAPS.

Support and build the capacity of schools by informing neighborhood community organizations and media outlets of activities, accomplishments and challenges facing their school communities.

Bi-lingual Spanish preferred

Application Process

All applicants must submit a completed Recruit & Hire application .

Notice : All non-licensed Administrative personnel are employed on a probationary basis contingent on completion of a criminal history verification based on fingerprints. See application materials or check with the Human Resources Department for further information.

  • Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Human Resources Department at (541) 967-4501 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

Equal Opportunity Employer Drug and Tobacco Free Environment



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