Chief Communications Officer

Eagle, CO, US
Apr 07, 2021


BENEFITS: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 20.90% employer contribution to your PERA retirement plan, paid holidays, paid leave, tuition reimbursement, free CMC credits, amongst others.

HIRING SALARY RANGE:$85,134 - $102,161 per year

POSITION SALARY RANGE:$85,134 - $134,413 per year


Responsible for Eagle County Schools communications and community relations including media relations, internal and external communications, parent and family engagement, advocacy and crisis communications.

SUPERVISED BY: Superintendent

SUPERVISES: Communications Specialist, Family Outreach Liaison

  • Develop and manage a strategic Communications Plan with the goal of creating and maintaining the community perception that Eagle County Schools is a great place to educate children.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with local, state and national news media through proactive contacts, and serve as District Spokesperson and as a source of information for the news media.
  • Provide communications counsel for Board of Education, Superintendent, District Leadership Team, Principals and Department Managers.
  • Oversee the design, development and content of external communications, newsletters, and publications.
  • Coordinate communications with local municipalities and governmental entities to insure consistent, concise information about Eagle County Schools.
  • Develop, conduct and analyze an annual district wide customer survey.
  • Ensure the district and school web sites represent the strategic communications plan and utilize social media to communicate the district mission and vision.
  • Coordinate Eagle County Schools presence and support at community events such as parades, town functions, etc.
  • Monitor and update ECSD social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Attend Board of Education, District Leadership Team, and Administrative Team meetings; coordinate and communicate to staff and media regarding those meetings.
  • Crisis planning and management in support of school safety.
  • Manage crisis and emergency communications, internally and externally.
  • Represent the District in Public Information Officers (PIO) intergovernmental county-wide organization.
  • Develop, influence and support District and school-based initiatives for family and student engagement.
  • Drive collaboration and partnerships with community nonprofits and foundations in support of families and District mission.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


All district personnel, media, parents, citizens, county public relations personnel, Board of Education, civic/service organizations, Colorado School Public Relations Association, contracted personnel.

  • BA/BS degree, preferably in journalism, public relations, marketing or a related field of study.
  • Experience in public relations and/or marketing preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Team Management Experience
  • Strong attention to detail, problem solving, organizational and time management skills.
  • Computer skills: word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, layout and design software (preferably InDesign), social media strategies, PowerSchool, SchoolMessenger, and myEmma.

Primary Location:
District Office
Salary Range:
$85,134.00 - $102,161.00 / Per Year
Shift Type:
1.00 FTE

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