Community Relations Manager
Portland Community College
Requisition Number: 09015
Location: Southeast Campus
Address: 2305 SE 82nd and Division, Portland, OR
Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Position Status: Management; Level J; Full-time; Exempt
Starting Salary Range: $60,019 to $87,026/yr (see "Additional Posting Information" section for details)
Job Close Date: For best consideration, apply by April 24, 2017
| Portland Community College's Southeast Campus is looking for a Community Relations Manager. |
The primary focus of the Community Relations Manager role at PCC-Southeast is to connect the work of this rich, culturally diverse and newly comprehensive campus with all manner of external stakeholders, particularly the Southeast Portland area community. The official responsibilities of the Community Relations Manager are to implement community and public relations strategies that advance the college's goals with key external and internal constituents.
Engaging with neighborhood groups and initiatives, encouraging and managing relationships and events with state and local officials, steering campus president outreach and fundraising, managing communications on behalf of the campus, attending multicultural campus and community events, and collaborating across the District during a time of exciting change at the college are all in a day's work for this Community Relations Manager.
If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, please apply today! The Southeast Campus is a tight-knit community that is proud to serve its distinctive, multilingual, multicultural service area. Its history and culture reflect an emphasis on innovation, service, student-centeredness, social justice, and an inclination for action to create positive change for students and community. Southeast Campus is distinguished by its connection with the area community. It is a vibrant and inspiring place to work.
- Job Announcement Published: April 3, 2017
- Deadline for Preferred Applications: April 24, 2017
- Semi-finalist Interviews: Late May / Early June 2017
- Finalist On-Campus Interviews & Forums: June 2017
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
3 additional Personal Leave days per year
Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.
| Typical Responsibilities and Duties |
1. Develops and implements a plan to support the College's communications, community and public relations goals with activities specific to assigned area, as part of the College's overall Advancement goals.
2. Serves as key point of contact for neighboring businesses, institutions, residents and others in assigned area. Initiates and supports opportunities for them to be engaged in college/campus life, engages them in college/campus issues or changes affecting them, and addresses their concerns.
3. Supervises administrative services professionals, paraprofessionals, technical/support and classified staff and performs both direct and indirect supervision through subordinates.
4. Regularly attends meetings of neighborhood associations, chambers of commerce, city councils, and other key associations and partners in assigned area. Regularly represents the college at external partner events. Coordinates communications with external organizations in assigned area, in collaboration with College Advancement.
5. Provides marketing and public relations support to programs and departments of the college and in assigned area, that adhere to college brand standards and communications goals, and in coordination with the College Advancement Office.
6. Writes news releases, profiles, and stories highlighting students and programs that support college and campus communications goals for the College Advancement Office.
7. Conceptualizes, manages, organizes and supports college-wide and campus-based events, meetings, and other activities to promote the college and/or assigned area in collaboration with College Advancement.
8. Supports College Advancement staff and Campus Presidents in promoting the college and liaising with the media, elected officials, donors, alumni and other key constituents, in alignment with college goals led by the College Advancement office.
9. Serves as key point of contact for both College Advancement and the Campus President for faculty, staff, and students in assigned area. Initiates and supports opportunities for them to be engaged in campus life, engages them in college/campus issues or changes affecting them, and addresses concerns.
10. Supports College Advancement and Campus Presidents with crisis and other college and campus communications.
11. Attends Advancement and College Communications meetings and campus management meetings, and regularly meets with the Campus President.
12. Supports special projects as directed by College Advancement and the Campus President.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned.
| Minimum Qualifications: |
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree in English, Communications, Business Administration, Education, Public Affairs, Public Administration, or related area. [Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.]
- Five years' progressively responsible, professional experience related to area of assignment, including two years of lead or supervisory experience. [Successful completion of PCC LEAD Academy or a comparable external leadership training program may substitute for up to 6 months of lead or supervisory experience.]
- Must have a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Oregon and possess an acceptable driving record.
Important Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Community relations and public participation principles and practices;
-Public affairs principles and practices;
-Project management principles and practices;
-Public and media relations principles and practices;
-Social media principles and practices.
-Developing plans and managing projects;
-Preparing a variety of community and public relations materials, such as news releases, op-eds, factsheets, postcards, talking points, etc;
-Developing and maintaining relationships with members of the community, government agencies, media, business and industry;
-Navigating sensitive or complex political issues;
-Facilitation of groups and processes;
-Analyzing and interpreting data and making appropriate recommendations based on findings;
-Utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities, such as social media, graphic design, and contact management systems;
-Planning and executing events.
-Communicate effectively with all levels of management, board of directors, staff and external individuals and groups;
-Work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and members of the community;
-Communicate effectively through oral and written media.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily. Working hours may vary and occasional evening or weekend work is required.
| Preferred Qualifications: |
- Experience navigating in a professional setting across cultural, economic and social lines of difference.
- Experience representing the leadership of an organization and the organization's values.
- Professional experience in a post-secondary academic environment.
- Professional experience linking Federal, state and regional policy and priorities with local community issues.
- Experience facilitating communication with internal and external stakeholders
- An awareness of macroeconomic and demographic trends, and how they interact with the community college mission.
Additional Posting Information:
| Additional Posting Information: |
- Normally the starting salary for new employees will be at the entry salary for that level, unless approved for advanced salary placement.
To apply for this position you must submit:
1. Completed responses to how you meet the Preferred Qualifications - scroll down to see "Required Questions" below - (Attach document)*
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (1 page maximum - attach document)*
4. Current Resume (attach document)*
* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.
- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.
- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.
- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Responses to Required Questions
Documents which can be associated with this posting:
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How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: jobs.pcc.edu
As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
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