Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Internal Comms Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco CA

0991 Manager I (Internal Communications), SFUSD
One (1) Position, Permanent Exempt
$73,786 - $91,495 Annually

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is seeking an experienced individual to fill a Manager 1, Internal Communications position. This is a great opportunity for an individual with expertise in internal/employee communications to join the district and share in the commitment to improve public education.

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the highest performing large urban school district in the state of California, educating over 55,000 students every year. In an effort to maintain our status and continue to offer the highest caliber education to students, the district is developing/implementing a strategic plan which places emphasis on making social justice a reality by taking action to educate every child now. SFUSD’s commitment to closing the achievement gap and diminishing the predictive power of demographics is realized in a district wide focus on equity, accountability, student
achievement and community involvement.

Position Description:
The Internal Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director of Public Outreach and Communications and is responsible for creating and executing an internal communications plan (linked to external communications plan) in order to help build the organizational culture and coherence necessary for achieving the district’s vision of student success while valuing employees and connecting them with purpose.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Communications, the Internal Communications Manager will:
• Create and execute a strategic internal communications plan.
• Craft and deliver messages through a variety of channels that reach and resonate with diverse audiences, including those with limited access to personal technology during the work day.
• Oversee planning and logistics for the district’s executive team to ensure engagement and two-way communication between and among all district employees.
• Collaborate across departments including Human Resources, Labor Relations, the Superintendent’s
Office and various school operations and support teams.
• Support internal crisis management preparations and implementation.
·         Other duties as related.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
·         Communication planning and execution in support of complex organizational integration
·         Policies and procedures related to public government agencies and/or public education

Skill to:
·         Operate office equipment including computer, peripherals, telephone
·         Use various computer applications, including e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the
·         social media platforms
·         Prioritize and organize multiple assignments and projects simultaneously

Ability to:
·         Lead cross-functional teams of individuals who do not report to you.
·         Write, proofread and edit with a demonstrated ability to translate technical or complex subjects for
·         general audiences.
·         Facilitate groups of various sizes.

Minimum Qualifications:
• BA in field related to education, organizational development or communications.
• Five (5) years of progressive organizational leadership experience.
• 2 – 3 years of experience leading internal communications in support of complex organization
integration and strategic change initiatives.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Highly motivated and results oriented.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Understand labor contracts as they pertain to communications with represented employees.
·         MA in field related to education, organizational development and/or communications

Selection Process:
The selection process may include any of the following: an evaluation of résumés and applications; an assessment of candidates’ relative job-related knowledge, skills and abilities; written exercise and/or an oral interview. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the District will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the next step in the selection process.

Interested candidates should apply by the end of August by filling out the application on EdJoin here:

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