Director of Communications

Office of the Connecticut State Treasurer

Hartford, Connecticut

Date Posted October 08, 2021
Industry Government
Specialty Editorial
Job Status Full-time
Salary $105,000 - $139,875



The Office of the State Treasurer exists to provide and ensure effective financial management of public resources, high standards of professionalism and integrity, and expanding opportunity for State of Connecticut residents and businesses. Under the leadership of Connecticut’s State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden, the Office of the Treasurer (OTT) is dedicated to safeguarding the state’s financial resources and taxpayers’ dollars, while maximizing returns, minimizing risks and operating at the highest professional and ethical standards. Through investments and disbursements, the Office continues to enhance the State’s fiscal stability, financial literacy, college savings, and its approach to leveraging business partnerships to combat social issues such as gun violence, climate change, and equal opportunity in economic growth that impact shareholder value.

We are accepting applications for the position of Director of Communications. This fulltime, (40 hours per week, Monday-Friday), position is located in Hartford, CT, and offers a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off!

Scope of Work:

The Director of Communications is the Office of the Treasurer's chief communications strategists and has responsibility for directing the development and implementation of the Office's comprehensive communications plan. The incumbent in this role will be responsible for working across Treasury divisions and units, drafting, reviewing, and finalizing language in support of the work of the Office of the Treasurer.

This is an unclassified position (Executive Assistant 1) and is appointed position in accordance with Section 3-13a of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) which serves at the will of the Treasurer. Please note that the Executive Assistant 1 title is a system title only; the work of the Director of Communications is summarized below.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen eye for detail and have a strong foundational understanding of content generation and vision how to communicate the work of the Office of the Treasurer effectively and accurately. Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Selection Plan: 

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: cover letter, three writing samples and 3-5 references. In addition, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., may also be requested, at the discretion of the hiring agency.

NOTE: All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13B (2a) and 13D (2a) and as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work):

Acts as an executive assistant to a state elective officer or department head as defined in Section 4-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes and performs such duties as are assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience and training:


AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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