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11 Jan 2023

Full-Time 54925 – SPECIALIST, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Please apply directly to the DPS website:

https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=CKM

COMMUNICATIONS

Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $60,542 – $73,361  

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.

Supports the District’s biggest policy initiatives with strategic communications, working to ensure that students, educators, families, community partners, and internal audiences understand progress toward achieving the goals of the District’s strategic plan, Denver Plan 2020, and vision that Every Child Succeeds. Works closely with content experts, the Strategic & Policy Communications Director, and the Communications team to develop and execute strategic communications plans with strong two-way communication strategies, materials, and approaches that inform and engage stakeholders on the District’s related communications priorities critical to the success of the 90,000 students we serve. 

Leads efforts to collaboratively design and produce District-wide engagement initiatives by conducting discovery/intake process with content experts; providing communications strategy; serving as a communications consultant/liaison for content teams; prioritizing communications needs; developing best practices; drafting key messages for stakeholders; providing tactical support and deliverables; and writing, formatting, editing, and proofreading a variety of communications.

Strategically supports and seeks out opportunities to increase employee engagement and a sense of being valued through strategies that increase recognition and celebration, ensuring that District messaging is used consistently and appropriately in all events and programs.

Manages strategic communications plans to ensure timely execution of deliverables outlined; develops and maintains comprehensive project plans and production guides, including timelines, budgets, technical scripts, agendas, material lists, contingency plans, and responsibility assignments.

Manages program budgets and negotiates with vendors and suppliers, ensuring adherence to all fiscal policies.

Develops strategies and plans and deploys resources to manage and track program invitations, registrations, and on-site check-ins for participants, volunteers, speakers, and other stakeholders.

Drives high engagement rates by developing comprehensive communication and marketing strategies for events and initiatives; generates innovative solutions to challenges; determines success metrics; and conducts post event analysis to evaluate overall effectiveness and ensure continuous improvement.

Oversees on-site program production, including managing and training event support teams; supporting VIPs, speakers, and presenters; and directing tech and A/V support.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Five (5) or more years of progressive experience in the communications field, marketing, public relations or internal communications, preferably with experience in education or a public agency, is required.

Two (2) or more years of experience with a proven record of planning and producing effective events for various audiences, ideally in an engagement, information-sharing, or culture-building context is required.

Must have access to transportation to ensure offsite coverage, a valid driver’s license, appropriate insurance coverage, and an acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Ability to create and execute detailed project management and communications plans, tailored to diverse audiences.

Effective time management and organizational skills, including in budgeting, tracking, and reporting.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Keen attention to detail and commitment to high-quality.

Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.

Leads, manages, and motivates stakeholders.

Ability to foster collaborative work relationships at all levels in the organization, from senior staff to all support personnel.

Aptitude for variety and changing expectations in a fast-paced environment.

An outside of the box thinker who finds creative ways to share communications and produce events.

Demonstrates grace under pressure and maintains positivity and professionalism.

Fluency in all Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite products.

Knowledge of AP Style.

Ability to be flexible with schedule as evenings and weekends may be required as mandated by projects or events.

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus as well as photography and other multi-media skills.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, public relations, marketing, or related field preferred.

Additional Information:

Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129

– Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397

– Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

How to Apply

Please apply directly to the DPS website:

https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=CKM

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 65 days.

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