Associate Vice Chancellor, Communications & Media

Los Rios Community College District
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time

Los Rios Community College District

Associate Vice Chancellor, Communications & Media Relations

Position Summary:
The Associate Vice Chancellor, Communications and Media Relations, performs duties under the general direction of the Chancellor to further district goals and objectives through community and media relations; transmission of district information to and from the Board of Trustees, the public, the Legislature and district employees; provide and/or assist in providing district liaison with community leaders, organizations and committees, schools, colleges, and legislative, county and state offices.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Advise the Chancellor on media and communication strategies related to specific issues as well as long-term goals; develop and implement media and communication strategies as appropriate.

Develop and implement internal and external communication vehicles including, but not limited to; district-wide publications, video presentations, electronic presentations, student communications, annual reports, district planning documents, district summaries or statements on important topics, Chancellor reports and communications, collective bargaining reports and information, speaking engagements to public groups and organizations and press releases and advisories, etc.

Develop and implement media relations with all regional, state and national media covering higher education.

Develop and implement district and college advertising for all regional, state and national media including newspapers, radio, television, digital media, and outdoor (billboards, bus and lightrail signage).

Coordinate district-wide strategic planning activities.

Manage the content and design of the district's web site including working with IT staff to ensure that all technical applications, changes, etc. are intuitive and user friendly.

Serve as spokesperson for the District and/or as liaison between the media and others in the District; ensure accurate and timely coverage of district/college events and news; oversee, coordinate and ensure timely and appropriate media response to any matters involving the District/colleges.

Develop speeches for the Chancellor and members of the Board of Trustees.

Act as a resource for the college Public Information Officers in areas of media relations, communications, marketing and advertising.

Coordinate media and strategic communication plans with the college Public Information Officers.

May prepare or assist in preparing Board agenda items and information reports; attend Board meetings and make recommendations when requested.

Work with offices across the district in developing communications to students.

Work with the General Counsel and others in developing advocacy strategies and campaigns presented to elected officials.

Serve on the Executive Staff and other committees including the PeopleSoft Liaison Committee.

Develop and recommend budgets for areas of responsibility.

Evaluate staff as required in the District policies and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a master's degree* from an accredited institution completed by April 15, 2013.

2. A minimum of three years of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.

3. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

* Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges which can be found on our website at; select "Job Openings", then "Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges".

Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to administrative Los Rios Community College postings are required to submit:

1. A completed LRCCD Administrative application.
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3. Resume
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of interest

**Note: Individuals who have completed colleges or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Special Requirements:
Note: Individuals selected for an interview will be asked to provide a portfolio of work.

DO (District Office)

DO Chancellor's Office

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

LRCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of the organization.

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.


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