GENERAL DUTY STATEMENT:
Performs supervisory, managerial, and administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the operations of marketing and communication initiatives for the City of Saint Paul. Performs a highly responsible and professional work in planning, organizing, and executing a comprehensive public relations program. Develops, prepares, and implements a section budget and manage the associated funds. Develops division or department educational material and/or promotional brochures, and literatures. Researches, writes, edits, and arranges for the distribution of news releases, publications and special articles. Prepares and edits scripts and speeches for presentation at public meetings or for media. Develops and presents public education programs for schools and community organizations. Plans, arranges, displays, and exhibits materials to promote public relations or inform the general public. Maintains and/or designs information on website(s). Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Marketing and Public Relations Manager Job Description.
The current vacancies are in the Public Works and Planning and Economic Development (PED) departments.
The Public Works position handles all media relations and external communications to promote better community understanding of Public Works activities, including snow removal, street maintenance and construction, bridge construction, sewers, and recycling. Upcoming projects include a citywide Bicycle plan, the reconstruction of Kellogg Boulevard downtown bridges, and implementation of the Complete Streets Plan, which focuses on designing streets for every type of user from cars to bikes to pedestrians. This position is also responsible for internal communications to support more than 360 employees in multiple locations. Key responsibilities include promoting professional development, supporting racial equity initiatives, and developing strong employee morale.
The PED position handles all external communications and media relations for the department, and on behalf of the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Ongoing major activities include the redevelopment of the Ford Site and implementation of the City’s 8/80 Vitality Program. The position works closely with the Mayor’s Office, city departments, federal and state governmental units, and neighborhood and commercial organizations. PED strongly supports racial equity initiatives, with a stated mission of “Actively creating opportunities and encouraging investment for the benefit of Saint Paul residents and businesses, which preserve, grow and sustain downtown and the city’s diverse neighborhoods.”
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
CITY OF SAINT PAUL - Marketing & Public Relations Manager
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