San Diego County – District Office
Transforming lives through learning isn’t just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.
The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.
Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!
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Application Deadline: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.
Department: Marketing and Communications
Months worked out of the Year: 12 months
Work hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shift Differential: None
Starting Salary Range:
Range: Confidential Administrator MG-10: $10,995 (Step A) or $11,435 (Step B) or $11,892 (Step C)
Based on education and experience
Anticipated Start Date: January 8, 2024
Under the direction of the assigned manager, develop the District’s external and internal relations in the following areas: community and business relations, marketing and outreach, media relations and advocacy; government relations, including legislative advocacy; employee communication; and planning and research related to these areas. Direct development and implementation of the District legislative advocacy initiatives. Implement strategies to communicate District initiatives and community outreach efforts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Monitor legislation. Develop and recommend legislative strategies. Provide leadership, goal setting, and planning for the District’s external relations function. Develop positive relationships with key regional stakeholders in government, communities, business and the media.
- Serve as the Public Information Officer and resource for district leadership, providing guidance regarding sensitive issues which have potential impact on District.
- Assist with clear and consistent communication among the colleges, district offices, Board of Trustees and the public using a range of strategies that include print, digital, and social media.
- Direct and manage the development and implementation of public relations and communication goals and objectives.
- Write and edit clear, concise, accurate and effective informational materials for public distribution while maintaining design and editorial standards to assure high quality of promotional literature.
- Direct the production and distribution of news releases, media advisories, selected administrative communications and speeches, campus newsletters and articles relative to subjects that support district goals.
- Develop, and implement a strategic communication plan to enhance college and community information in support of district activities. Establish a strategic and comprehensive plan for organizing and implementing public information that include regular communication to employees, the governing board and the community through district publications such as newsletters, annual and periodic reports in a variety of print and electronic formats.
- Serve as district Public Information Officer and lead media spokesperson as requested by the chancellor.
- Develop, implement and promote strategies to advance District initiatives to elective officials, officers and staff of governmental and community agencies, and other internal and external constituencies.
- Develop and administer the department budget.
- Responsible for supervision and evaluation of staff.
- Serve as a member of the District’s labor negotiations team
- Work with the Chief Negotiator on writing and editing draft proposals and background materials for negotiations and collective bargaining agreements
- Lead the District’s communications regarding negotiations
- Respond to press inquiries regarding collective bargaining matters
- Perform other duties as assigned by the assigned manager
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in public administration, public relations, journalism or related field and five years of increasingly responsible experience in the areas of public administration, public contact, economic development and media relations involving at least five years of supervision. Master’s Degree preferred.
SPECIAL SKILLS OR REQUIREMENTS:
- Principles and practices of public policy development and legislative processes.
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Principles and practices of effective public, community, government and media relations
- Principles and techniques of preparing and disseminating public information
- Principles and practices of economic and workforce development
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
- Principles of establishing and maintaining good public and community relations
- Assess legislative initiative and priorities at all levels of government
- Communicate and represent District interests.
- Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the District’s legislative development activities
- Understand and interpret the diverse programs and services of a community college
- Establish community networks
- Represent District to the media and other news sources.
- Ability to successfully delegate, ensure adherence to College and District policies, practices and procedures, hold others responsible yet instill confidence among the faculty and staff.
- Ability to exercise leadership to advance the District’s mission.
- Facilitate communication and understanding of perspectives among faculty, staff, students, and the community, within the framework of a multi-college district.
- Commitment to the community college concept, including the open door philosophy and a diverse curriculum for a heterogeneous student population.
- Ability to work cooperatively and responsively with all segments of the District and community at large.
- Commitment to a comprehensive, student-oriented environment that facilitates learning and student development.
- Dedication to the improvement of the educational process.
* Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
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REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TWO ITEMS):
- A current resume
- A 2 – 3 page cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications of the position.
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GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by emailing mailto:D-HR-Jobs@gcccd.edu.
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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.
The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.
The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.