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Openings as of 12/13/2018

  • Communications Manager JobID: 42146
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    668-Communications Division

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    Communications Manager
    1.0 FTE - Professional/Technical - 12 months
    Salary Range: $61,077 - $91,615

    BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to providing a challenging and engaging educational experience for all its students. The district serves a diverse community that expects student success, and Boulder Valley is a leader in academic excellence with top ratings at the state and national levels for outstanding classroom teachers, exemplary schools, and programs that support student achievement. The communities we serve - Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill - cover approximately 500 square miles and include an estimated 231,460 residents, with an enrollment of more than 31,000. The University of Colorado and many nationally known organizations and companies are located within the district’s boundaries. Abundant year-round recreational activities are available in the Boulder Valley area. Website:

    Communications Manager:
    BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is looking for an innovative, effective and experienced communicator who can help bring our newsroom-like operation and digital communications to the next level.

    Leads the editorial efforts and digital communications of the Boulder Valley School District. Primarily responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of communication content across BVSD’s many communication avenues.

    -Oversees the Communications division’s editorial processes to ensure that all communications externally and internally are managed effectively, with a focus on on-time completion and accuracy
    -Facilitates daily operations within the Communications division including meetings and trainings. This will include meetings for Communications, Comm Professionals and Editorial – as well as trainings on best practices and usage of digital communication tools (website, SchoolMessenger, social media, etc) for department and school staff
    -Manage crisis communication, including the daily response to emergent situations and the long-term development of systems and messaging that ensure efficient and accurate response
    -Research, write, edit, capture multi-media material and produce promotional materials such as news stories, press releases, brochures, special one-time publications and others as required
    -Create, gather and edit content for monthly district-level external and internal newsletters (including SPOT, Inside BVSD and Thrive)
    -Manage district presence on social media including Facebook and Twitter
    -Manage digital content on all district-level avenues, specifically including website, app.
    -Lead communications efforts, including Public Information Officer duties, when Chief Communications Officer is out of the office
    -Perform other duties as assigned

    -Bachelor’s Degree with a major pertinent to the position requirements: Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or Media Studies or English Literature
    -Minimum of five years' experience in news (writing, editing, publication and working in a newsroom), public relations, publication design, photography, videography and project management
    -Completed and submitted BVSD on-line application
    -Communicate (read, write, and speak) in English, must pass English component of interview process
    -Microsoft Office Suite & Adobe Creative Suite; required at entry
    -Sharepoint CMS; must acquire within 4 weeks
    -Schoolmessenger; must acquire within 4 weeks
    -Google Apps; must acquire within 4 weeks
    -Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including work experience in news writing, editing, design and proofreading
    -Outstanding ability to understand and communicate regarding the mission and programs of the school district
    -Knowledgeable in the use of graphic elements for effective visual communication
    -Evidence of exceptional organizational, planning, and time management skills
    -Demonstrated ability to employ good judgment and decision making abilities, especially in a crisis situation
    -Evidence of ability to manage people, projects, and work as a team player
    -Holds a valid Colorado's driver's license

    -Ability to professionally shoot, edit and produce video, photography and other multimedia material
    -Ability to manage web content, including writing or manipulation of HTML code
    -Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish

    Salary Information:
    -Salary information for this position can be found by clicking on the following link: BVSD Salary Schedule. Salary placement varies according to experience and education. No phone calls please.

    Application and Selection Procedure:
    -Apply on-line at (in-district transfers, be sure to include your BVSD employee number).
    -If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado.
    -Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check and possible medical examination.

    The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD Legal Counsel - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights -

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