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Company: New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Position:
Manager for Strategic Communications, Sandy Recovery Unit (Communications Manager)
Location:
New Jersey
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
May 2, 2013
Job ID: 1480574

Description:

On Monday, October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey, resulting in a level of damage never before experienced
in this state. The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (HR152) provided $16 billion in funding to the Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program;
an initial allocation of $1,829,520,000 was made to New Jersey. It is expected that there will be additional allocations
of CDBG-DR to New Jersey by the HUD Secretary. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will
administer the CDBG-DR funds allocated to New Jersey to rebuild homes, businesses, and infrastructure impacted by
Superstorm Sandy.

The DCA is seeking a Manager, Strategic Communications to oversee the effort to keep the public informed of the
progress of the recovery effort in general, and the impacts of expenditures of CDBG-DR funds. A new interim
division is to begin operations immediately and expected to remain operational through September 30, 2017.


DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR DUTIES:

Under the direction of the division Director of the CDBG Disaster Recovery Unit the Manager for Strategic
Communications is responsible for overseeing the effort to keep the public informed of the progress of the
recovery effort in general, and the impacts of expenditures of CDBG-DR funds specifically. The Manager for
Strategic Communications handles all media interaction at the direction of the Director and the Commissioner
of the Department of Community Affairs. The Manager for Strategic Communications drafts official
statements, provides content to the recovery website, writes speeches, and develops and provides quality checks
on public documents and reports on recovery activities of DCA and partner agencies.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
Five to seven years of experience in website publishing, and/or communications. Must be familiar with content management systems,
search engine optimization and social media. Must be able to write and produce content.

The State of New Jersey seeks to fill this position quickly, with consideration given to individuals immediately available for
employment.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a valid driver's license only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Please submit a resume and any required documents (licenses, certification and or transcripts) along with a letter of interest,
including a phone number, by the closing date to:

Human Resources Director
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
HR# 0023
101 South Broad Street
PO Box 800
Trenton, New Jersey 08625


Resumes may be emailed to: resume1@dca.state.nj.us

NOTE: In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees are required
to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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