Job Posting - Lake Washington School District

Position Title

Facilities Communication & Public Engagement Manager

Organization

Lake Washington School District

Starting Date

ASAP

Salary Range

90,070

Job Description

Summary

The Facilities Communication & Public Engagement Manager develops a comprehensive public engagement and communications program through which the community, parents and staff are engaged as appropriate in facilities planning and design. The Facilities Communication & Public Engagement Manager keeps these audiences informed of progress in building and other facilities projects.

Essential job functions:

 Develops and implements a comprehensive facilities communications program to inform the community of all efforts concerning school construction and facilities projects funded by levy and/or bond funds.
 Develops public engagement processes in conjunction with the facilities staff to engage community members, parents and staff in project design and development, and carries out those public engagement processes. That includes planning and executing public meetings, marketing the meetings, developing agendas, coordinating with subject matter experts needed for the event, ensuring the meetings run smoothly and reporting back to the community the results of the meetings.
 Works closely with the Director of Support Services and associated staff.
 Develops user-friendly content for various internal stakeholders in the facility programming and project process.
 Develops user-friendly content related to facilities programs for external audiences and distributes it via district media, including newsletters, websites, social media and video.
 Creates facility project case studies to highlight process or effectiveness/efficiency.
 Translates facility metrics into metrics and infographics that are easily understood.
 Develops an understanding of the facilities organization including scope of responsibility, community connection and planned business rhythms.
 Builds relationships with key facility team members and creates communication strategies that manage risks, showcase work processes and outcomes.
 Develops a facilities communication calendar that aligns with program and project schedules.
 Ensures content placement in district editorial & social media calendars.
 Establishes and maintains positive relationships with neighborhood groups, jurisdiction staff and media.
 Monitors jurisdiction planning and development for impacts on school facilities.
 Provides media support for facilities program as needed.
 Ensures compliance with privacy laws when involving students in media coverage.
 Responds to information requests from the parents, the community and media.
 Attends meetings to receive and/or convey information.
 Models appropriate behavior for staff and the public.
 Follows LWSD policies, procedures and protocols.
 Reports to the Director of Communications.
 Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform essential functions:

 Ability to collaborate and build relationships with others to successfully accomplish the work of the District
 Keen understanding and modeling of good customer service.
 Strong organizational skills.
 Strong written and verbal communication skills.
 Strong knowledge of current hardware and software technologies.
 Ability to work independently, in a timely and consistent manner with quality follow through.
 Ability to utilize critical and analytical thinking skills.
 Ability to multi-task, strategize and prioritize to ensure deadlines and requirements are met.
 Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality in all matters.
 Ability to streamline processes by utilizing technology.

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or similar field.

Experience Requirements

Five or more years of experience in communications, public relations and/or public engagement.

Application Deadline

When Filled

Application Process

Submit an on-line Classified Application @ http://www.lwsd.org/employment and apply to this posting.

A letter of interest and resume are required in addition to the application materials, and should be uploaded to the application under the ATTACHMENTS page. You may attach up to three letters of recommendation if desired.

Mailing Address

16250 NE 74th Street Redmond, WA 98052

Contact Information

Mandy Allen
manallen@lwsd.org