The Woodlands Township, TX is seeking a Director of Communication. This role will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Township’s diverse social media strategies, internal and external communications, public relation and media campaigns and strategies, crisis communication and management and multimedia integration that align with the Township’s overall strategic plan, goals, and vision. The ideal candidate for this new Director of Communications role will be a creative, strategic and “big picture” thinker with the capacity to reimagine the Township’s communications organization, platforms, and delivery mechanisms.
The Communications Department focuses on awareness of The Woodlands Township and how it serves the general public, as well as maintaining the Township's website and social media presence, and the publication of the monthly Woodlands Community Magazine. The department works with the Township's Board of Directors and staff, residents and businesses, media entities, government entities, for-profit and nonprofit associations. The department has an annual budget for FY2023 of approximately $1M and is comprised of 8 full-time staff positions including the Director of Communications, Communications Manager, Senior Communications Specialist, two Communications Specialists, Social Media Specialist, Media Specialist, and Senior Administrative Assistant.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Communications or related field. At least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in communications and outreach/public engagement, with three years in a managerial/supervisory role. Experience in Communications including developing and implementing enterprise-wide communications strategies, marketing/outreach, and written, verbal, social media and website content communication skills is imperative for this role. Prior experience working in the public sector is highly desired, but not required.