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Senior Communications Specialist

Company name
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

3 yrs required

San Bernardino, CA, United States

Employment Type

Journalism, Pr, Marketing

Posted on
Nov 23, 2021

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Senior Communications Specialist 

SALARY: $106,229.76 to $120,511.68 Annually (Range 69) 

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 228 Days per Year/ 12 Months 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 2, 2021 (4:00 PM PST) 


LOCATION: Communications, San Bernardino


In alignment with the mission and brand for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS), the Senior Communications Specialist collaborates with branches, departments and brand ambassadors to promote SBCSS programs and services through multiple communication strategies to both external and internal audiences. The Senior Communications Specialist employs exceptional public speaking and copywriting skills. This position will identify strategic editorial resources to build support and awareness of the SBCSS programs and services through the development, production, and delivery of high-quality communications materials, campaigns, projects and events.


• Researches and drafts written content for external and internal audiences including press releases, video scripts, presentations, speeches, talking points, training manuals, brochures, websites, programs, and newsletters; • Manages internal communications including memos, emails, newsletters, and other correspondence; • Updates and reinforces use of the SBCSS brand and style guide to maintain organizational standards; • Liaises with media and handles requests for interviews, statements, photos and other press inquiries. • Maintains and updates press lists, media contact information, and newsletter subscriber lists; • Develops, coordinates, and produces strategic communication projects to build support and awareness of SBCSS programs and services. • Collaborates with departments, school districts and community partners to grow and build awareness of SBCSS programs and services throughout San Bernardino County; • Establishes benchmark levels of brand awareness and communication effectiveness through staff and community surveys, social media, websites and other instruments; • Tracks ongoing progress and success of public relations campaigns, and generates regular reports; • Organizes initiatives and plans events and press conferences. • Coordinates set-up and documentation of events. • May supervise staff or student interns. • Performs related duties as assigned.


Experience working in journalism, communications, public relations, and/or marketing; writing, proofing, and editing various forms of journalistic and marketing materials; working with a variety of graphic software applications; managing projects; utilizing effective client communication and customer service strategies; using web-based communication tools and social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.,); facilitating workshops/trainings.

Skill in the use of PC or Macintosh computer software to prepare a variety of multi-media presentations for use in print, video, online and digital formats; operating still and digital cameras; posting to social media sites; writing various forms of news or promotional materials; analyzing and managing projects; using web authoring tools; producing digital video, graphics and multi-media content for online delivery.

Knowledge of strategic communications, public relations, and marketing practices and techniques; methods used to create graphic images, multimedia presentations, website content, social media design, digital video production, publishing, and marketing; project management; standard office procedures; correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; practices used in Associated Press and journalistic style writing; content management systems.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships; exercise sound judgment; work independently; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; coordinate projects; develop and meet project timelines and priorities; understand and utilize high-end scanners, printers, 35mm, digital cameras, and digital video production equipment; work varied hours/days at multiple locations; travel to various locations.

Physical Abilities include sitting and standing for extended periods, lifting, reaching, handling, pushing, pulling, fine manual dexterity, talking/hearing, near and far visual acuity, depth perception, color vision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Three (3) years experience working in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field; • Three (3) years experience producing professional-level writing such as for a newspaper or other publication. • Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Three (3) years experience creating various forms of digital communication content using a variety of graphic design, photography and video production software applications and equipment. • Three (3) years experience producing digital content for presentations, websites and social media sites. • Three (3) years of experience managing creative design projects. • Experience in a supervisory or lead position. • Experience working in a school district or County Office of Education.

NECESSARY MATERIALS FOR APPLICATION • Completed Ed-Join Online Application (incomplete application will not be considered. All fields must be filled in); • Letter of application; • Current resume; • Three (3) current (signed and dated within 3 years) letters of recommendation; • Copy of bachelor’s degree; • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications and provide all necessary materials prior to the stated deadline in order to qualify as a candidate.


All applications must be submitted through Ed-Join. Go to the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools website at; click on Human Resources; scroll down then click on “Click Here” to access the EDJOIN website and attach your online profile to this job posting #. If you are disabled and need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources at 760 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408 • (909) 386-9561. This facility is handicapped accessible.

The County Superintendent of Schools recognizes that the County Superintendent of Schools Office has primary responsibility for ensuring that it complies with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. The County Superintendent of Schools does not discriminate on actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation, in its educational program(s) or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which the application was made. State law requires all of our employees to be fingerprinted for the purpose of a confidential background investigation and prohibits the commencement of employment until the background investigation has been completed. Proof of freedom from active tuberculosis based upon an intra-dermal test must be furnished at time of employment. Public Law 99-603 (Immigration, Naturalization & Control Act of 1986) requires that all employees hired after November 6, 1986 provide proof of work eligibility. If hired, please be prepared to present appropriate documentation verifying identity and ability to work legally in the U.S. Rev. July 9, 2021 (2)

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