The City of Clive is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant City Manager/Director of Community Relations. This position is charged with helping tell the City of Clive story to residents, businesses and external groups. The ideal candidate will be able to engage the community through a variety of methods (in-person, social media, video, etc.) and employ targeted marketing efforts as a part of the City’s economic development strategy. This position directs the development and execution of all community relations activities and manages media relations for the City of Clive. Serves as the City’s Public Information Officer (PIO) and supports City departments to create awareness concerning their services. The position directs and supervises the Technology Services staff and other departments as directed by the City Manager. The Assistant City Manager/Director of Community Relations reports to and will be appointed by the City Manager and serves as the City Manager’s chief assistant including acting as City Manager in his/her absence..
Clive, population 17,506, is a progressive community located on the western side of the Des Moines metropolitan area. Located at the crossroads of two interstate highways (35 & 80), visibility and convenience are major corporate attributes of the community. Clive combines urban amenities with first rate school systems, a wide variety of housing options, a safe family environment, and an unsurpassed quality of life.
To be considered, candidates must have the minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Administration or similar field. Master’s degree in communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Administration or related field preferred. At least five years of increasingly responsible experience in managing in a complex organizational setting (public or private), or equivalent management or senior staff experience in a similar setting. Supervisory experience preferred.
Candidates should have dynamic leadership and management qualities including problem solving, decision making, strategic planning, human relations and diplomacy; a high level of integrity and honesty; a commitment to providing top-notch internal and external communications.
How to Apply
City of Clive application forms may be obtained at www.cityofclive.com. All completed applications with resumes and cover letters must be returned to the Human Resources Manager before 5:00 p.m. December 20, 2017 at firstname.lastname@example.org or if mailed postmarked no later than December 18, 2017 in order to be eligible for consideration. Mailing address is Clive City Hall, 1900 NW 114th Street, Clive, IA 50325. EOE
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