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30 Jul 2018

Marketing and Communications Chief Communications Officer

Eagle County Schools
 Eagle, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Hiring Salary Range $85,134 – $102,161


Position Salary Range $85,134 – $119,590



Responsible for Eagle County Schools communications and community relations including media relations, internal and external communications, parent and family engagement, advocacy and crisis communications.


SUPERVISED BY: Superintendent


SUPERVISES: Communications Manager, Family Outreach Liaison



  • Develop and manage a strategic Communications Plan with the goal of creating and maintaining the community perception that Eagle County Schools is a great place to educate children.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with local, state and national news media through proactive contacts, and serve as District Spokesperson and as a source of information for the news media.
  • Provide communications counsel for Board of Education, Superintendent, District Leadership Team, Principals and Department Managers.
  • Oversee the design, development and content of external communications and publications.
  • Coordinate communications with local municipalities and governmental entities to insure consistent, concise information about Eagle County Schools.
  • Develop, conduct and analyze an annual district wide customer survey.
  • Develop and coordinate opportunities for intellectual community conversations concerning relevant and current educational issues.
  • Insure the district and school web sites represent the strategic communications plan and utilize social media to communicate the district mission and vision.
  • Coordinate Eagle County Schools presence and support at community events such as parades, town functions, etc.
  • Represent the District at designated community functions and with community organizations, and serve on district-wide committees.
  • Attend Board of Education and Administrative Team meetings; coordinate and communicate to staff and media regarding those meetings.
  • Crisis planning and management in support of school safety.
  • Manage crisis and emergency communications, internally and externally.
  • Represent the District in Public Information Officers (PIO) intergovernmental county-wide organization.
  • Develop, influence and support District and school-based initiatives for family and student engagement.
  • Drive collaboration and partnerships with community nonprofits and foundations in support of families and District mission.
  • Oversee community events related to the implementation of bond projects.
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of informational materials related to the bond program.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


All district personnel, media, parents, citizens, county public relations personnel, Board of Education, civic/service organizations, Colorado School Public Relations Association, contracted personnel.



  • BA/BS degree, preferably in journalism, public relations, marketing or a related field of study.
  • Graduate level degree or APR preferred.
  • Experience in public relations and/or marketing preferred.
  • Experience in K-12 public education preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, problem solving, organizational and time management skills.
  • Computer skills: word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, layout and design software (preferably InDesign), social media strategies.

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Bureaus: - National -. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Marketing and Communications.

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