State of Washington
Description Please note: This position is open until filled. The Opportunity: The Washington State Ferries has an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished communications professional to be an integral member of the communications management team. Your responsibilities will include day-to-day management of department staff and assignments and to serve as a primary liaison between the Communications Team and the rest of the enterprise while building and ensuring the successful implementation of complex communications strategy. This is an excellent chance for someone who thrives in a highly responsible and highly visible role that helps to support WSF fleet and facilities that serve the great communities of the Puget Sound and beyond. The ferry system is represented by a talented communications team which supports the largest ferry system in the United States. Serving eight counties within Washington and the Province of British Columbia in Canada the system has\u00a010 routes and 20 terminals that are served by 22 vessels and approximately 1,800 amazing employees. At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, ethnicities, genders, individuals with disabilities, and lifestyles while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. \u00a0 \u00a0 This position will perform the following work: Oversee overall operations of the communications department in the absence of the Director. Lead internal communications efforts. Serve as spokesperson for media as needed. Collaborate in creation and implementation of communication strategy for the organization. Serve as senior communications counsel to WSDOT and WSF executives. Develop high-level messaging, media relation strategy\/processes, and public relations policy. Mitigate emerging issues and proactively communicate to entire organization and all other stakeholders. Serve as communications lead in emergency situations. Oversee, manage, and mentor communications team members providing performance evaluations. Collaborate to identify significant public relations risks, outreach opportunities, and other messaging options. Assist in managing $2M biennial budget. Other duties as assigned. \u00a0 \u00a0An ideal candidate for this position will have: Bachelors' Degree in Communications (Master Preferred), or other closely related field of study. Internal or corporate employee communications experience. Experience in a leadership role in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or other closely related industry. Minimum of 10 years of experience of demonstrated competency in the management of multiple communications projects. 5 years of experience working in a notably high-paced communications-related office. Exceptional writing ability. Experience in strategic communications planning. Strong aptitude in the utilization of social media. Ability to effectively lead, mentor, and train. (Preferred) Experience working in the Transportation Industry. \u00a0 How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will only be accepted electronically. You may need to create a profile and account in Washington State's automated tracking system, NeoGov. To be considered for this position you will need to provide a letter of interest and resume in the attachments section. \u00a0 Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Peter Asai at . Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-WSF-9W054.
State of Washington
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