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Communications Director

  • ... Salem, Oregon, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 9677 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 02, 2024       Expires on:

Communications Director   

JOB TITLE:

Communications Director

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Salem Oregon United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Initial Posting Date:
02/02/2024
Application Deadline:
02/26/2024
Agency:
Oregon Youth Authority
Salary Range:
$6,573 - $9,677
Position Type:
Employee
Position Title:
Communications Director
Job Description:
OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY
Public Affairs Specialist 3 - Communications Director
Salem Oregon - Central Office - Equitable Building
Bring Your Leadership Skills to OYA!
Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is in search of a passionate and driven individual to fill the role of Communications Director.
If you're eager to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others while finding personal fulfillment in your work, then this opportunity is for you!
As the agency's Communications Director, you'll be at the forefront, leading our dedicated Communications Office team.
Your responsibilities will encompass the development, execution, and management of our comprehensive communication infrastructure, strategic plans, and both agency-wide and program-specific communication strategies.
Your expertise will help foster inclusive external and internal communications that embrace the diversity of OYA's youth, families, and employees.
Notably, you will play a pivotal role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives throughout the agency.
As a key member of the OYA Executive team, you will provide oversight of DEI efforts, ensuring that they promote an empathetic culture and equitable outcomes through diverse perspectives.
As the Communication Director, you'll have the opportunity to:
  • advise agency leadership about organizational reputational management, communication strategic planning, and strategies for addressing high profile and sensitive issues;
  • serving as an agency spokesperson for media interactions and crisis communications;
  • conducting media and public outreach activities; developing internal communication programs for employees and youth;
  • managing, developing, and implementing strategies and activities to effectively communicate the mission, goals, services, and programs of the organization to various and diverse public audiences;
  • promoting initiatives through traditional and social media; coordinates with other Communications Office staff and media to arrange for positive news coverage about OYA initiatives;
  • writing and/or editing key agency communications for agency leaders;
  • developing and implementing policies, guidelines, and procedures regarding the use of brochures, articles, fact sheets, photographs, video, web pages, social media, graphics, news releases, annual reports, public budget presentation, and other materials related to the organization's activities and goals;
  • assisting with identifying/creating search strategy for diverse vendor, supplier and contract partners;
  • working with the research team and the DEI strategic manager to highlight DEI centered data that shows progress and improvement areas to internal and external stakeholders.
For a complete list of duties and responsibilities, please
click here
.
**Would you like to learn more about this position and OYA? Join us on Wednesdays between 11:00 a.
m.
- 11:30 a.
m.
for OYA Career Chats.
Click Here to Register for OYA Career Chats!
Additional Information:
  • We may use this recruitment to fill future vacancies.
  • This position is part of the state's management team.
  • Lead Work: This position may be eligible for lead work.
ABOUT OYA
At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page.
To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do.
We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities.
We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper.
Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community.
The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.
If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you! People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!
For more information, please visit
www.
oregon.
gov/oya
.
What's in it for You?
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance.
  • 11 paid holidays per year.
  • 8 hours of vacation leave earned per month, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • 8 hours of sick leave earned per month, eligible to be used as accrued.
  • 24 hours of personal business leave per fiscal year, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • Pension and retirement programs.
  • Positions receives annual increases on anniversary date until the maximum of the salary range is reached.
  • Upon PERS eligibility
    , employees will receive a 6.
    95% increase to their base salary and will pay
    the employee 6% contribution to PERS
    .
Discover more about working in Oregon state government by
clicking here
.
What We Are Looking For:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Relations, Marketing the Behavioral or Social Sciences or related degree, and five years professional level experience in Public Relations or Affairs
OR
  • Eight years experience directly related to the position under recruitment; five of the eight years must have been at the professional level.
DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview.
  • Natural storyteller with strong written and verbal communication skills along with a knowledge of adapting communications for message, audience, and organizational goals.
  • Exposure to public policy development and advocacy and the ability to present information in a compelling, concise, and informative manner.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage tight timelines while keeping a big picture, and the capacity and willingness to work a flexible schedule including long hours, weekends, evenings, and holidays, with a positive outlook.
  • Experience with developing innovative communications programs to reach people of varying backgrounds and the ability to lead as the primary spokesperson for media interactions and crisis communications.
  • A commitment to and knowledgeable about diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and experience working to reduce racial disparities.
How To Apply:
1.
Complete the application
2.
RESUME Required: Please upload an updated resume.
3.
Cover Letter Required: Please include a cover letter describing why you are the best candidate for this position and include in your response your experiences, skills, and knowledge in regards to the desired attributes listed above.
4.
Complete questionnaire.
5.
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization.
This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process.
If you are an employee, the public records request task will come to your Workday inbox.
6.
If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the public records request question.
Please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application.
We will ask you for your documents later in the process.
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, including failing to attach a cover letter as described above, we will have to disqualify your application.
We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.
Additional Information
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve.
OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.
Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process.
For assistance regarding reasonable accommodation or for alternative format please contact OYA Recruitment at 971-345-1236.
Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
Pre-employment Checks:
In keeping with our mission, OYA will conduct a criminal record check, per
OAR 416 Division 800
, a driving record background check and a vulnerable population abuse and neglect check.
Information obtained about an individual is confidential.
An individual who refuses to consent to a criminal records/background check shall be disqualified from consideration in the position for which you applied.
All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.
In 2003 Congress passed the
Prison Rape Elimination Act
(PREA), the first federal civil statue focused specifically on addressing sexual violence in juvenile facilities, jails, prisons, and other facilities.
In recognition of the rights, safety, and well-being of the youth we serve you will be asked specific questions about your background to ensure our hiring and promotion practices comply with the National PREA standards.
All positions in OYA will require the incumbent to serve as a \\\"mandatory reporter\\\" of child abuse.
Visa Sponsorship:
We do not offer Visa sponsorship.
If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Securitys I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
OYA uses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.
Have Questions?:
For questions about the job announcement, contact our Recruitment Team
OYAjobs@oya.
oregon.
gov

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 02, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

9677 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707369085-61713b4c9b4ebdc56575e469910e1791

LOCATION:

Oregon United States

CITY:

Salem

Job Origin:

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Initial Posting Date:
02/02/2024
Application Deadline:
02/26/2024
Agency:
Oregon Youth Authority
Salary Range:
$6,573 - $9,677
Position Type:
Employee
Position Title:
Communications Director
Job Description:
OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY
Public Affairs Specialist 3 - Communications Director
Salem Oregon - Central Office - Equitable Building
Bring Your Leadership Skills to OYA!
Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is in search of a passionate and driven individual to fill the role of Communications Director. If you're eager to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others while finding personal fulfillment in your work, then this opportunity is for you!
As the agency's Communications Director, you'll be at the forefront, leading our dedicated Communications Office team. Your responsibilities will encompass the development, execution, and management of our comprehensive communication infrastructure, strategic plans, and both agency-wide and program-specific communication strategies. Your expertise will help foster inclusive external and internal communications that embrace the diversity of OYA's youth, families, and employees.
Notably, you will play a pivotal role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives throughout the agency. As a key member of the OYA Executive team, you will provide oversight of DEI efforts, ensuring that they promote an empathetic culture and equitable outcomes through diverse perspectives. As the Communication Director, you'll have the opportunity to:
  • advise agency leadership about organizational reputational management, communication strategic planning, and strategies for addressing high profile and sensitive issues;
  • serving as an agency spokesperson for media interactions and crisis communications;
  • conducting media and public outreach activities; developing internal communication programs for employees and youth;
  • managing, developing, and implementing strategies and activities to effectively communicate the mission, goals, services, and programs of the organization to various and diverse public audiences;
  • promoting initiatives through traditional and social media; coordinates with other Communications Office staff and media to arrange for positive news coverage about OYA initiatives;
  • writing and/or editing key agency communications for agency leaders;
  • developing and implementing policies, guidelines, and procedures regarding the use of brochures, articles, fact sheets, photographs, video, web pages, social media, graphics, news releases, annual reports, public budget presentation, and other materials related to the organization's activities and goals;
  • assisting with identifying/creating search strategy for diverse vendor, supplier and contract partners;
  • working with the research team and the DEI strategic manager to highlight DEI centered data that shows progress and improvement areas to internal and external stakeholders.
For a complete list of duties and responsibilities, please
click here
.
**Would you like to learn more about this position and OYA? Join us on Wednesdays between 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for OYA Career Chats.
Click Here to Register for OYA Career Chats!
Additional Information:
  • We may use this recruitment to fill future vacancies.
  • This position is part of the state's management team.
  • Lead Work: This position may be eligible for lead work.
ABOUT OYA
At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page. To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.
If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you! People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!
For more information, please visit
www.oregon.gov/oya
.
What's in it for You?
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance.
  • 11 paid holidays per year.
  • 8 hours of vacation leave earned per month, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • 8 hours of sick leave earned per month, eligible to be used as accrued.
  • 24 hours of personal business leave per fiscal year, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • Pension and retirement programs.
  • Positions receives annual increases on anniversary date until the maximum of the salary range is reached.
  • Upon PERS eligibility
    , employees will receive a 6.95% increase to their base salary and will pay
    the employee 6% contribution to PERS
    .
Discover more about working in Oregon state government by
clicking here
.
What We Are Looking For:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Relations, Marketing the Behavioral or Social Sciences or related degree, and five years professional level experience in Public Relations or Affairs
OR
  • Eight years experience directly related to the position under recruitment; five of the eight years must have been at the professional level.
DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview.
  • Natural storyteller with strong written and verbal communication skills along with a knowledge of adapting communications for message, audience, and organizational goals.
  • Exposure to public policy development and advocacy and the ability to present information in a compelling, concise, and informative manner.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage tight timelines while keeping a big picture, and the capacity and willingness to work a flexible schedule including long hours, weekends, evenings, and holidays, with a positive outlook.
  • Experience with developing innovative communications programs to reach people of varying backgrounds and the ability to lead as the primary spokesperson for media interactions and crisis communications.
  • A commitment to and knowledgeable about diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and experience working to reduce racial disparities.
How To Apply:
1. Complete the application
2. RESUME Required: Please upload an updated resume.
3. Cover Letter Required: Please include a cover letter describing why you are the best candidate for this position and include in your response your experiences, skills, and knowledge in regards to the desired attributes listed above.
4. Complete questionnaire.
5. After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the public records request task will come to your Workday inbox.
6. If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the public records request question. Please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application. We will ask you for your documents later in the process.
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, including failing to attach a cover letter as described above, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.
Additional Information
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.
Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process. For assistance regarding reasonable accommodation or for alternative format please contact OYA Recruitment at 971-345-1236. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
Pre-employment Checks:
In keeping with our mission, OYA will conduct a criminal record check, per
OAR 416 Division 800
, a driving record background check and a vulnerable population abuse and neglect check. Information obtained about an individual is confidential. An individual who refuses to consent to a criminal records/background check shall be disqualified from consideration in the position for which you applied. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.
In 2003 Congress passed the
Prison Rape Elimination Act
(PREA), the first federal civil statue focused specifically on addressing sexual violence in juvenile facilities, jails, prisons, and other facilities. In recognition of the rights, safety, and well-being of the youth we serve you will be asked specific questions about your background to ensure our hiring and promotion practices comply with the National PREA standards.
All positions in OYA will require the incumbent to serve as a \\\"mandatory reporter\\\" of child abuse.
Visa Sponsorship:
We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Securitys I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. OYA uses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.
Have Questions?:
For questions about the job announcement, contact our Recruitment Team
OYAjobs@oya.oregon.gov

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