Police Communication and Public Engagement Coordinator
Overall Job Objective
|Job Title:||Police Communication and Public Engagement Coordinator|
|Closing Date/Time:||Fri. 03/27/20 5:05 PM Pacific Time|
|Salary:||$6,736.00 - $8,219.00 Monthly|
$80,832.00 - $98,628.00 Annually
|Job Type:||Regular Full-time|
|Location:||220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington|
The City of Kent is currently seeking an experienced Communication and Public Engagement Coordinator in our Police Department. The person in this role will be responsible for establishing a cohesive approach to marketing and engagement that is in line with the goals and objectives of the department. Essential functions will include developing and maintaining effective ways of communicating with a diverse audience. The successful candidate will be creative and have both the vision and direction necessary to ensure the implementation and smooth execution of marketing efforts across the department. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail are also critical to success in this role. If you have a bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or a related field, along with at least five years of relevant work experience, we welcome your application for this position!
**A cover letter, resume and responses to the supplemental questions are required to be submitted with your online application in order for your application to be considered complete; incomplete applications will not continue in the selection process for this position. Please note that you cannot attach documents to your application after it has been submitted. If you experience technical difficulties, please feel free to contact our office at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**
The recruitment process for this position will include the following:
Dates for assessments have not yet been determined.
Under the direction of the Police Chief or assigned designee, coordinate the execution of creative informational and engagement campaigns utilizing multi-platform communications for the Police Department. The incumbent is a member of the Police Command Staff.
Work is performed under direction of the Chief or assigned designee. The incumbent will routinely work collaboratively with Command Staff Personnel to meet communication and engagement objectives department-wide. The achievement of this work will entail occasional electronic or in-person response to active incidents after hours and on weekends.
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities:|
The incumbent will actively work to achieve the Police Departments mission and exemplify the department's values. The foundational objectives of this position include:
The incumbent will work closely with Administration's Communication Manager to ensure adherence to the citywide communication policy, strategy and coordination of messaging. The primary responsibility is for collaborative development, design and production of comprehensive and coordinated informational and engagement campaigns, reaching Kent's diverse audience and implementing the department's informational strategies, which support the goals of the department and improve opportunities for new and/or expanded levels of awareness of projects, programs and departmental services.
In collaboration with Administration's Communications Manager and industry best practices, create and implement an effective public information strategic plan for the Police Department utilizing multi-platform communications plan including print, electronic, social media, television, internet, advertising and in-person engagement.
Evaluate customer research, survey data, market conditions, and competitor data and incorporate findings into the engagement strategy. Utilize market research and other business and operational data to evaluate the effectiveness of current and completed engagement campaigns.
Implement engagement strategies to solicit public feedback, including in-person and electronic surveys. Document public feedback and report the findings to appropriate City staff and managers.
Assist departmental staff in developing, planning, organizing and implementing strategic concepts for advertising and marketing campaigns and promotions to increase public interest and awareness of services and events.
Schedule and coordinate with City multi-media division and other external services, where applicable, (e.g. designers, printers, photographers, advertising agencies, radio/video, media buying, mail house) to ensure campaigns, promotions, and other projects are completed on time and on budget; communicate with staff from various departments or divisions to coordinate activities and resolve issues and concerns.
Actively support the mission, vision, values and goals of the department and City.
Perform related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:|
|Education, Experience and Other Requirements:|
Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field; and
A minimum of five years of experience in the marketing field either working in an advertising agency or marketing office.
In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: