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The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Director of Communications is responsible for coordinating media contacts and generating communication strategies for the department. This position

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Typical Functions:

Monitors all personnel functions pertaining to internal and external communications and manages staff responsible for external communications. Designates personnel to respond to requests for information from the media. Prepares organizational publications for distribution to both internal and external departmental personnel, and edits and writes the external newsletter. Controls strategies for the development and dissemination of informational programs to maintain the organizational activities for the department. Arranges numerous types of public appearances for potential customers in form of exhibits and lectures to increase departmental service awareness. Confers with production personnel to coordinate the creation of advertisements. Develops the budget for the communications office and then monitors all expenditures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of organizational management techniques. Knowledge of operational methods utilized by the media. Knowledge of processes utilized for publishing documented material. Ability to access and optimize the use of media advertising services. Ability to design advertising layouts for the purpose of displaying new applications. Ability to develop constructive working relationships. Ability to convey information to subordinate personnel using visual and verbal methods. Ability to represent within the presence of numerous types of interdepartmental personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in communication or business administration; plus two years of experience in the communications field, including three years in a supervisory capacity.

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