Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Tualatin

City of Tualatin

Tualatin, Oregon, We are excited to announce our recruitment for a newly created Communications & Marketing Coordinator position. This position will provide much needed capacity to develop and implement a citywide communication and marketing strategy that focuses on increasing the visibility of the City in the community, the region, and the state. Projects the coordinator will take on include a redesign of the City’s website, a redesign of our e-newsletter, and leading our interdepartmental Communications Team.
We have a creative, engaged and enthusiastic team who are looking for a co-worker with a similar drive and focus, and a desire to serve the public. If you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fulfill this important position, please consider joining our team. QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge :  Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of business and public administration and communications. General understanding of the procedures of the assigned department, including an understanding as to how these relate to the City organization as a whole.
Communication Skills:   Requires a sophisticated knowledge of verbal skills and English grammar, composition and presentation techniques; writing; editing; graphic design, and working with the media. Extensive knowledge of professional communication practices, website design and function, social media, and personal computers and related software applications. Experience with government and an understanding of governmental policies, structure, and politics would benefit this role. Ability to work with, and relate to, divergent constituencies. Ability to be flexible, open-minded, and highly adaptable to change. Ability to work under pressure and handle stressful situations with minimal supervision.
Leadership Skills:    Possess creative abilities, excellent team building skills and the ability to be self-motivated and maintain a positive outlook. Ability to work independently and exercise good judgement, prioritize workload and meet deadlines, set goals, organize, and plan and coordinate projects. Ability to read, understand, interpret and apply applicable procedures, laws, and technical documents. Ability to proofread material rapidly and accurately. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the general public. Ability to exercise resourcefulness, tact and perspective in developing solutions and new techniques. 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, business or public administration, or a field related to the department. Two or more years of professional experience in public relations or affairs and/or marketing. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, clearly and strategically in writing and strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills. Governmental experience is highly desirable. 
Minimum qualifications will typically be achieved by the above, however a satisfactory combination of experience, education and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position may be used to substitute for equivalency.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:    Possession of, or ability to secure possession of, a valid Oregon Driver’s License.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
Why Work at the City of Tualatin?
The Communications and Marketing Coordinator will join an organization that’s focused on providing high quality service to our community in a collaborative and forward thinking way. The City Manager’s Office houses a dynamic group of employees that support each other.
Here in Tualatin, we strive for a culture of staff empowerment that is driven by professional development and on-the-job training. Staff are encouraged to think creatively and fail forward. We value the diverse knowledge, skills, abilities and characteristics brought by each member of the team and seek to capitalize on their strengths. We foster a ‘one-city’ mindset, which breaks down silos and facilitates cross-departmental engagement and problem solving. The City of Tualatin is a fun atmosphere that cultivates team building and makes work enjoyable and rewarding.
Work schedules can be flexible, and remote work is available up to two days a week.
How to Apply:  Applications may be filed online at .  Candidates need to submit a sample flyer with their application. The flyer needs to be of their own original design and creation . Alternately, you may e-mail your resume and flyer to Applications and flyers will be reviewed directly after the position closes and all candidates will be notified of their status once the review is complete. If you have a general question regarding the recruitment, contact Debra Bullard, Human Resources Manager, at . Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge skills education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you think you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skillset for the role.   The City offers a generous benefit package, including health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, as well as paid vacation and holidays. The City is a PERS employer, providing a retirement plan and offering VEBA and Flexible Spending Accounts.