Community Engagement & Public Relations Coordinator

Town of Bloomfield   Bloomfield, CT   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on August 2, 2022

TOWN OF BLOOMFIELD

Council-Manager Government Since 1941

Open Opportunity

Community Engagement & Public Relations Coordinator 

Salary Range:  $75,835 to $117,057

“expected starting pay maximum is mid-range”

 

Under the guidance and general direction of the Director of Strategic Communications & Government Affairs, this position is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing the Town’s strategic communication efforts, including website and social media presence, citizen engagement, community outreach, public relations with media and external agencies, publications, events and informational activities.  This position works closely with all departments to plan, coordinate and disseminate information regarding Town programs, services, special events and on-going activities.  Promotes awareness and understanding of town services, policies, projects and issues to community neighbors, businesses and community leaders.  Additionally, the position will support and coordinate the Town’s remote meeting platform including the live broadcast of virtual and hybrid meetings and pre and post-production video production. The candidate will work with the Office of Information Technology and Innovation and the Town Manager’s Office to provide a managed web presence for the community members.

Minimum Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or some closely related field and three years of professional experience in journalism, broadcast media, marketing, public relations or closely related field; Associate’s degree and five years of professional experience in journalism, broadcast media, marketing, public relations or closely related field.  Experience with local government and possess an understanding of governmental policies, structure and politics is preferred.   Must have and maintain a Valid CT Driver’s License.

 

Selection Process

 

All appointments and promotions shall be made according to merit and fitness for performing the functions of the position, including factors such as education, experience, aptitude, knowledge, character, ethics, or other qualifications that would determine the best candidate for the position.  Examinations may include written, oral, physical, or performance tests or any combination of the various types of examinations.  Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results on a background check, pre-employment physical, drug screening and verification of information on the employment application.  

                             

Applications

 

Applications may be obtained from the Department of Human Resources, 800 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002, or on our website at www.bloomfieldct.org  and must be submitted to Human Resources along with a resume and cover letter.  Applications accepted until sufficient applications are receivedApplications accepted ONLY by mail, email – sdaley@bloomfieldct.org or at the Human Resources Department at Town Hall.  

 

Town of Bloomfield is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.  Minorities, women & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons with a disability who may need this information in an alternative format or who may need accommodations during the testing procedure should contact the HR Department at 860-769-3544.