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Communications Director

City of Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington

Job - Government

Salary Range: $117,408 – $152,604

Close Date: 10/26/2020

Are you an energetic and visionary communications leader? Do you have a passion for equitable and inclusive internal and external communications and engagement?

The City of Vancouver is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Communications Director. Reporting directly to the City Manager, this position directs the strategy and execution of broad and inclusive internal and external communications and engagement in support of the City Manager and City Council.

The City’s Communications Director is responsible for communications strategies and programs, overseeing a centralized team of talented communications and multimedia professionals, and serving as a member of the management leadership team. The Communications Director plans, organizes, coordinates and directs public information, media communications, issues management, internal communications, crisis communications and civic engagement activities; and promotes and raises the profile of the City within the broader local and regional community.

Our ideal candidate will:
Be committed to consistent, accurate and timely communications with the community and the City organization.
Ensure application of an equity lens to all communications work with a focus on increasing engagement with and participation of historically under-heard and under-represented communities.
Have a professional, articulate, succinct and clear communications style, adaptable to a wide variety of subjects and audiences.
Be an accomplished and approachable manager who can motivate, develop and encourage staff in a collaborative and compelling manner to support the City and its objectives.
Have superior writing and editing skills and an advanced ability to develop messages and media that showcase the City's activities and initiatives in clear and creative ways.

About Vancouver
The City of Vancouver looks for people who are passionate about service and want to support the City’s ambition to become a more exceptional community. We value employees who are adaptable, innovative and collaborative and hold themselves to the highest standard of excellence. Here, talented people from diverse backgrounds and expertise come together to create positive solutions and outcomes for the community we serve. We value diversity in every form. From engineers and police officers, to urban planners and swim instructors, and all races, gender identities, ethnicities and belief systems. This is what makes Vancouver an exceptional place to work and grow.

Vancouver, Washington, is a beautiful city that sits on the north bank of the Columbia River directly across from Portland, Oregon. The Pacific Coast is less than 90 miles to the west. The Cascade Mountain Range rises on the east. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Mt. Hood are less than two hours away. The spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area lies 30 minutes to the east. Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and abundant recreational opportunities.

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