E-mail this job posting to a friend ( does not retain e-mail addresses)

Your e-mail address:

Recipient's e-mail address:
(separate additional e-mail addresses with commas):
Answer the following question: Is ice hot or cold?:
Company: Maryland Department of Planning
Director of Communications
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 7, 2013
Job ID: 1459520


Job Title:

Director of Communications, Education and Outreach

About Our Organization:

The Maryland Department of Planning leads Maryland's Smart Growth efforts. The Department is a committed team of innovative and driven individuals dedicated to planning and protecting Maryland's communities. We work to preserve environmental, historic and community resources, including the Chesapeake Bay, while simultaneously fostering development strategies that will enrich the future for Maryland residents.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  To view the extensive benefits package we have to offer, please visit

Job Description:

Currently, MDP is seeking an experienced and highly motivated manager as a Director of Communications to lead a dynamic team in creating Departmental products and services used to educate Maryland's policy makers and citizens. The position will coordinate overall communications, marketing, media relations, policy and public information, outreach activities and legislative review for the Department.    df

This position is will work closely with the MDP Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other senior staff while being directly involved in managing the following areas: integration of cutting-edge graphic design to develop websites and social media marketing strategies; production of print publications; preparation and research of grant opportunities; and coordination of the Departmental stance on legislative and policy matters. The position will also oversee the promotion of accessibility to external educational opportunities, internal professional development, library services and website applications.  


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Journalism, Communications, Business Administration, Marketing or related field.

Experience: Eight years of professional experience in journalism, communications, marketing, internet or social media marketing, or other related field. Three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Note: Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree on a year-for-year basis, up to two years, for the required professional experience.  

How to Apply:

To view the full job description and apply online, please visit

When applying, mention that you saw this opening listed at

Job ads copyrighted by -- © 1998-2009