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Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Director of Communications

Tennessee Housing Development Agency

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Job Summary

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS 

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020 AT 11:59PM

Division: Communications
Reports to: Chief of Staff
Location: Nashville, TN
Full-time/Part-time: Full-time
Salary Grade: 122
Monthly Salary Range Minimum: $7,770
FLSA Classification: Exempt (03)

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Oversees the Communications division; in conjunction with Executive staff develops messaging for the organization to support THDA’s business and program objectives; coordinates written and electronic external communication to a variety of audiences including media, program participants, business partners and the general public; coordinates communication to internal staff. 

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directly supervises staff; interviews, makes hiring recommendations, and trains employees; makes assignments and monitors work; develops employee skills and encourages growth and development; reviews and evaluates employee performance; addresses workplace issues and provides guidance, coaching, and disciplinary measures for staff; addresses personnel issues in conjunction with appropriate leadership and the Human Resources division.
  • Organizes and oversees the Communications Division, assuring effective and efficient work flow.
  • Develops and implements messaging for the organization across multiple media outlets.
  • Puts communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities.
  • Oversees and manages market branding for THDA.
  • Manages the development and maintenance of all print and electronic materials including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and programmatic information.
  • Oversees style, layout, and content of organization’s external website, intranet, newsletters, advertising, program materials and other publications, news releases, social media, etc.
  • Works closely with other agency staff, coordinating the organization’s marketing efforts to educate potential program administrators and program beneficiaries, and to expand the use of THDA programs.
  • Generates media opportunities to publicize THDA business and activities.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, English or related field. 
  • Three years of management experience, including direct supervisory experience.
  • Three years of experience in public affairs, public relations, media, marketing or other directly related areas.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Ability to effectively manage staff; ability to plan, schedule, and evaluate the work of others; delegate work assignments; set expectations.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively address all levels within and outside of the organization.
  • Communicates effectively and regularly with staff, including staff in planning, decision-making, and process improvement; makes self available to staff.
  • Ability to provide strong vision and leadership.
  • Demonstrates the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with the organization’s board members, Executive Team, Leadership Team, constituents, partners, staff and the general public.
  • Knowledge of philosophy and goals of the organization.
  • Knowledge of public and commercial financing and current trends in housing or the ability to quickly become knowledgeable in these areas.
  • Ability to effectively interpret relevant laws, agency policies, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly; to address an audience effectively.
  • Ability to think creatively and work independently.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities effectively; uses time efficiently; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • Ability to effectively manage complex projects while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Detail oriented, logical, and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and the internet; able to effectively adapt to and use other computer systems as needed for daily activities.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Current, valid driver’s license from domicile state and the ability to drive.
  • Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel, including overnight travel.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Additional Information

Benefits

Full benefits package.

How to Apply

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE AND RESUME ATTACHED FOR CONSIDERATION

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.THDA.ORG AND FOLLOW THE ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Details

  • Date Posted: June 22, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Other