Under the direction of the Communications Director, supports the District's comprehensive communications program for both internal and external audiences; assists in the planning, organizing, and execution of public/media relations programs, projects, and special events; assists in collecting, writing, and disseminating information to promote District programs and increase community engagement.
CURRENT VACANCY: One full-time position (12 mos/yr, 8 hrs/day), with full benefits, in the Public Information Office, at the Administration Center.
IMPORTANT: Email is the primary form of communication related to the recruitment process. Paper notices are no longer mailed out.
Examples of Duties
Note: A more complete list of requirements, duties, and responsibilities for this classification can be found on our web site at www.gusd.net > Departments: Human Resources > Classified Job Descriptions
Participates in the coordination and implementation of public, employee and media relations strategies at the district level or for a school/program.
Researches, prepares, composes, designs, edits and distributes a variety of materials including, but not limited to press releases, promotional materials, newsletters, correspondence, brochures, advertisements, presentations, posters, guides, directories and web-based documents in support of established communications goals.
Monitors and maintains social media activity; posts, monitors and reviews social media messages, pictures, videos and postings from District and school-based social media accounts; researches and adapts to evolving social media platforms; establishes, monitors, and maintains a positive social media presence for the District.
Develops and maintains social media activities for District administration and specific schools/ departments; researches and adapts to evolving social media platforms; establishes, monitors, and maintains a positive social media presence.
Provides excellent customer service and develops and maintains professional relationships with news media, business representatives, community members, and district staff; responds to phone calls, emails, letters, and other communications.
Assists the Communications Director with news media relations by logging and responding to media inquiries; obtains and provides information in response to requests from staff, administrators, media and the public; supports emergency communication efforts and media management during a crisis situation; arranges and coordinates media interviews as instructed.
Photographs, edits and processes digital images in support of communication efforts; catalogs official District images, videos and assorted media, maintains updated media database, files on publications and news releases, and other records.
Attends and reports on District and school site events and activities as assigned; assists in the planning, organizing, and execution of special events, projects and activities.
Organizes and edits rough draft copy according to accepted rules of style and syntax, researches and compiles information and data and prepares news releases, articles, website content, reports and scripts; verifies facts, dates, and statistics in copy, using standard reference sources; rewrites text for greater consistency, clarity, and adherence to space limitations and publication.
Performs a variety of complex tasks; assists with the daily operations of the Public Information Office including maintenance of calendar; monitoring of budget and expenditures; purchasing and inventory of supplies and other clerical tasks as assigned; attends meetings as required.
Logs, processes, coordinates and responds to Public Records Act (PRA) requests.
Composes Board reports and assists in the preparation of the Board agenda.
Performs related duties as required to accomplish the objectives of the Public Information Office and the District.
Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, public relations, marketing, broadcasting or related field and one year experience in journalism, news reporting, public relations, marketing, or other communications-related field including some experience with use of social media, desktop publishing, or videography.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid State of California Class C driver's license. Also, ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability and property damage insurance rates, and maintain insurability.
Desirable: Written and oral proficiency in an additional language.
Other: Willingness to work evenings, weekends, early mornings and holidays as needed. Tolerance for stress; working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive deadlines; ability to work on several tasks with frequent interruptions.
To apply: Visit www.gusd.net > Departments: Human Resources > Current Employment Opportunities > Classified Opportunities A review of applicants' experience and qualifications will be conducted. Based on that evaluation, a limited number of applicants whose qualifications best meet the current needs of the District will be invited to participate in the next step of the examination process. The examination may include a technical/written project and will include a qualifications appraisal interview. Qualified candidates will be provided with more details prior to the start of the examination process. Salary: Listed salary amounts indicate the first and last steps of the range for the position. All new employees start at the first step. Permanent employees earn higher rates upon successful completion of the probationary period (step 2) and with successful job performance, receive merit increases each year up to the maximum amount (step 7 in 5 1/2 years). Probationary Period: 130 days of paid service.
GUSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer who serves a diverse community.