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Acting Director of Marketing and Communications

South Orange County Community College District

Job Title: Acting Director of Marketing and Communications
Job Location: Mission Viejo, CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Business/financial affairs, financial aid

Job Description

Acting Director of Marketing and Communications
South Orange County Community College District

Acting Director of Marketing and Communications
Saddleback College
Job Close Date:†† †07/26/2017

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at

Classification Benefits:†††

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), or when applicable, California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).

Summary Description:†††

To serve as a member of the Presidentís executive team; strategize, plan, organize and direct the public information, community relations, media, marketing, graphic and web design, publications, copy center and other internal and external communication programs, services, operations and activities for assigned community college; create, write, produce, publish, and distribute a wide variety of materials; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; provide for media coverage; plan, organize, and administer public relations activities; develop the collegeís marketing plan and related promotional materials; coordinate the production of various print and electronic publications, and, when necessary, coordinate with district public affairs, governmental relations and marketing efforts.

To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.

Receive direction from the president. Exercise functional and technical supervision over marketing, public information, graphics and web design, publications and other staff as assigned.

Knowledge of:†††

  • Applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and rules, including the state education code.
  • Capabilities of computer applications, systems and hardware used in the field of public information and marketing.
  • Capabilities of current web design, desktop publishing, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, presentation, internet and database software programs,
  • Community colleges and their function in higher education.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, composition, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.
  • Critical issues and problems affective community colleges.
  • Graphic and web design.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
  • Journalistic styles, methods and techniques of interviewing, reporting, writing, editing, proofreading and production.
  • Local newspaper, radio, television and other communications media resources.
  • Media relations and organizational communication strategies.
  • Missions, goals and policies of the district, the college and its president.
  • Objectives and interests of employee, student, and business/industry organizations and community groups impacting the district and its colleges.
  • Operation of computer, peripherals and software programs, including information systems, database management, spreadsheet, word processing and specialized software.
  • Organization, functions and inter-relationships of various operating units of the college.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles and practices of public information, public relations and marketing.
  • Principles and techniques of graphic design, standards and printing services.
  • Principles of organization and management, including training and supervision.
  • Principles, procedures, methods and techniques required to establish and maintain positive external and internal relations.
  • Principles, processes, procedures, methods and techniques of preparing, producing and disseminating news and other information to all major communication media.
  • Research, statistical, and forecasting methods and techniques.
  • Special event planning and coordination.
  • Techniques of writing, editing and mass-producing news and other information.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Guidelines:†† †
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Education/Training:†† †
Equivalent of a Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or related field. A Masterís degree preferred.

Experience:†† †
At least three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the development and implementation of a public information, public relations, marketing or closely-related program, including at least one year in a supervisory or management capacity, preferably in a public education environment.

License or Certificate:†† †
A valid California driverís license.

Information and Application Process Instructions

To Apply:
Please visit the Districtís Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application. †

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.†


When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities within the South Orange County Community College District and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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