Communications Coordinator/Manager
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Communications Coordinator/Manager
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
DEFINITION:
Possession of a valid Class C California Drivers license is desirable, but not required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a part-time classification. This classification works under general supervision in the independent performance of the full range of duties.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
Receives direct supervision from the Communications Director/City Clerk and exercises supervision over other staff as assigned.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Primary responsibilities will include:
• Writing: Assist in research, writing, editing, and proofing social media, website and other online and print content.
• Graphic Design: Create or oversee and support development of print and online materials, which may include reports, brochures, flyers, newsletters, posters, PowerPoint presentations, training materials, signage, ads, displays, fact sheets and other promotional efforts.
• Website: Oversee development and/or create, edit, publish, monitor and track content for public and Intranet websites, helping to keep the sites relevant and up to date and visitor engaged.
• Social Media: Assist with overseeing the creation, editing, publishing and monitoring of social media content for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and assist in recording and/or posting videos on social media platforms. Research and recommend new social media websites, as needed.
• Outreach: Support and coordinate community and program outreach strategies to improve public awareness of and involvement in City services, programs, plans and projects.
• News Media: Support press and media relations, including drafting and editing of news releases, media advisories, talking points, maintaining a current press list and media materials, and coordinating media training.
• Production: Coordinate production schedules, track timelines, oversee photo and video library and support ongoing relationship with designers, printers, photographers, and videographers.
• General Communications Support: Update guide and other process and policy manuals, research, compile and organize communication materials, help maintain and track contracts, accounts, invoicing, inventory, and filing system. Review and track print and online communications to ensure proper use and compliance of branding components of City and Communications/City Clerk Department policies and protocol. Supervise assigned staff.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  City services and programs preferred; principles and practices of communications, outreach, and social media.
Ability to:  Work proficiently with Microsoft Office, including effective use of Excel and PowerPoint. Write clearly and concisely for a variety of audiences. Communicate effectively orally. Prepare public presentations for a variety of audiences including the community, service organizations and volunteers. Organize event, activities and self-motivate. Make group presentations. Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions. Provide leadership to appropriate staff. Implement program plans. Function independently with minimal supervision. Effectively manage project assignments. Operate within budget allocations and to meet deadlines. Establish effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Develop and maintain administrative databases. Maintain public and interpersonal relations in a group setting or in a one-to-one situation.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in communications, marketing, graphic design, journalism or related field; or an Associate’s degree and two (2) years of marketing, communications, media, or administrative experience in a public agency.
Experience:  Minimum of four (4) years of marketing, communications, media, or administrative experience in a public agency.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to move boxes, tables and chairs, and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Licenses:  Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's license is desirable, but not required.
SALARY:  $6,418.00 - $7,801.00 per hour

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200