Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Communications and Neighborhood Relations Director is responsible for the city-wide communication functions and Communications Strategic Plan, overseeing the protection and enhancement of the City's image. In collaboration with elected officials and/or City Staff, this position will oversee the messaging of community priorities and City programs utilizing various communication strategies, including traditional and social media. Develops, manages and administers strategic outreach, media relations, and communications of city-wide initiatives for external and internal audiences of the City of Greenville. Coordinates with the City's Emergency Management Team in the development and implementation of effective emergency outreach communications. The ideal candidate is a strategic communications professional, a savvy communicator with strong writing and interpersonal skills, and a key leader on the City’s leadership team. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the news media, general public and stakeholders is a must. This role is suited for an individual who sets an ambitious vision and works effectively and efficiently in demanding situations that may require immediate action, along with fast-paced work demands and deadlines.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in Journalism, English, Communications, Public Policy or closely related field is required. A Master's degree is preferred. Ideal candidate must have over ten years of experience in in the communications field, and two (2) years of supervisory experience.
About CITY OF GREENVILLE, SC
Greenville is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth and innovation, urban development, arts, and entertainment. Our employees play a vital role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping its future. The City employs over 900 individuals in a diverse array of services.