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Communications Manager

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Website City of Santa Cruz

The City of Santa Cruz is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the City’s new Communications Manager/Public Information Officer. This will be an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to establish the citywide communications function and serve on the City Manager’s management team.

This new position reflects the City’s desire to increase the flow of information between the City of Santa Cruz and its diverse audiences, as well as enhance the public’s ability to fully engage in issues impacting the city. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to implement and build on a newly crafted Strategic Communications Plan, as well as establish relationships among Santa Cruz’s media editors and reporters, various interest groups, and the public.

The annual salary range for this position is $116,604 – $157,824.  To see full job description brochure, go to the City’s Human Resources Department website and search for Communications Manager.

​Applicants must complete an online application.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of filling out application form completely.  Applications will be screened and candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to participate in an assessment center (which will include a writing exercise, oral interviews, and simulated job duties).

Deadline Extended! This recruitment closes April 16, 2020.

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