The Director of Communications and Public Affairs is responsible for planning, developing, and administering the operations of the Office of Communications & Public Affairs as well as supervising the related employees. This position will be responsible for leads the strategy, implementation and management of media relations and communications initiatives (internal and external), creates and advances key initiatives in alignment with public health priorities.
This role also monitors legislative and regulatory issues affecting public health in Central Ohio and across the country. This position serves as a member of the Senior Management Team.
- This role plans, develops, and administers activities and operations of overall communication, marketing, and public information actions for the department. Conceptualizes, leads, develops and executes internal and external communication strategies and plans based on the scope of work, including evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of communication strategies.
- The director professional systematically manages communication activities, making decisions based on research, analysis, planning and evaluation. Assigns staff to programmatic needs, communication and marketing requests.
- Develop, review, and provide substantive and editorial feedback on AIM and REACH materials and resources, as needed, based on members’ common challenges and practices associate with COVID-19 and/or flu vaccination implementation and uptake. These might include fact sheets, social media toolkits, web content, presentations, reports, talking points, and other communication materials designed for both external and internal audiences.
- Leads response to internal and external crises and sensitive issues. Quickly and professionally handles sensitive information and issues. Develops work plans in alignment with the agency’s adopted strategic plan.
- Develops and executes key internal and external messages to communicate FCPH priorities, projects, and impact to key constituents. Manages executive communications for the Health Commissioner as needed; assesses, triages, and swiftly manages all communications needs; ensures that all FCPH communications are streamlined, managed effectively, produced error-free, and deployed successfully and on schedule.
- Oversees the production of FCPH communications, including web content, public health campaigns, publications, social media, announcements, invitations, talking points, reports, briefing documents, board documents, marketing and other materials.
- Maintaining a broad understanding of federal, state, and local issues affecting public health, coordinating with senior staff, partner agencies and other groups as appropriate. This position stays ahead of current public health challenges and changing landscape, identifying emerging legislative and policy priorities, developing a proactive strategy with senior staff to address those concerns that impact the communities we serve.
- Acts as informational liaison with the Health Commissioner, Board of Health, cities, townships, villages, and partner organizations. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with public health partners and elected officials. Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities.
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in communication, marketing, public administration, public affairs, public health, or related field required.
- At least five (5) years of progressive communication and marketing management experience with direct supervisory experience required.
- Minimum three (3) years’ experience in public affairs or policy development.
- Minimum three (3) years’ experience in speech writing, general business writing, and editing for both print and broadcast media.
- Valid Ohio driver’s license and ability to meet insurability requirements.
- Some evening and weekend hours required.
HIRING WAGE RANGE
$42.12/hour - $48.44/hour. This is a classified, exempt position.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD:
- Cover Letter
- Completed FCPH application (located: http://www.myfcph.org/careers)
- Example of written work
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING
- Internal applicants: May 9, 2023
- External applicants: Until filled
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Franklin County Public Health is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Learn more at www.MyFCPH.org.
FCPH is committed to providing a healthy work environment for all employees, and all employees agree to be non-tobacco users as a condition of employment (e.g., cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, vapor, etc.). All applicants offered positions with FCPH must submit to and pass a drug and alcohol screen before beginning work. All FCPH Employees must be fully vaccinated (one or two doses depending on COVID-19 vaccination type) by November 23, 2021 unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and approved.
Applicants with disabilities may contact Revathy Deivasigamani, HR Generalist at email@example.com or 614-301-2100 to request and arrange for accommodations.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position.