Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, the Director V, Public Information and Communications, fulfills board priorities and LCAP goals leading Riverside Unified to BeExtraordinary!. This position directs, develops, plans and implements a comprehensive District communication and marketing plan; prepares and disseminates materials to the public, district staff, the community and news media; works closely with the Board, Superintendent, and Cabinet; serves as an official on-the-record spokesperson for the district. Liaises with all partners, media and the public in crisis situations, providing a conduit between district emergency command and all others. Manages the communication staff to provide technical assistance for the District in preparation of internal and external publications and events and performs other related work as required.
Create, develop, implement and manage a comprehensive communications plan which identifies audiences, messages, communication tools and evaluation measures.
Serve as public relations counsel to the District.
Provide regular reports on outcomes, media analytics and documental reach of media elements.
Prepare, conduct and/or disseminate a wide variety of public information regarding District business including news releases, press conferences, interviews, public service announcements, articles, special presentations and related materials.
Prepare talking points and/or issue briefing materials for all elected offices and Superintendent or designee, principals or other staff as necessary.
Effective collaboration interpersonal and facilitation skills
Communication mediums and strategies including the news media, social media and managing messaging to a broad, diverse community and district
Comprehensive writing and editing skills with a focus on quality control
Legal, ethical, and skillful use of Artificial Intelligence tools
Work independently with little direction
Be on-call year-round in case of a crisis
Demonstrate organizational, time management, analytical and problem-solving skills
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Work effectively in the absence of supervision
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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, education or a closely related field
Minimum of two (2) years experience in communications, legislative liaison experience OR minimum of five (5) years experience in communications, public relations or educational communications, including on-the-record experience with the news media.
Advanced degree in education, political science, public policy, communication or closely related field desirable
Please submit the following documents in Edjoin:
3 current letters of recommendation dated within the past 12 months
Letter of Introduction (must be specific to the job position you are applying for)
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