Director of Communications

Location
Jamaica, New York
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Posted
Jun 16, 2016
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Director of Communications

Queens Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York is known worldwide for creative public service, innovative library technology, diversity, outreach and dozens of “firsts” in the library world. We enrich lives. Queens Library's circulation, attendance and other indicators consistently rank among the world's highest. We serve a diverse urban community of 2.3 million from 65 library locations. In addition to serving its customers’ diverse interests and backgrounds, the Library contributes substantially to the quality of life and economic vitality of its neighborhoods. Queens Library is determined to continue setting the standard for proactive, customer-centered library services that respond to the current and future needs of its community.

Queens Library is currently seeking a creative and energetic Director of Communications. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Director of Communications leads the development of internal and external communications for Queens Library and serves as a key member of the Leadership Team.  The Director of Communications is actively engaged in advancing the priorities of the organization, oversees executive visibility opportunities to advance the Library’s reputation, brand and media presence, enhances the Library’s message, organizational narrative and media relations activities, and oversees the organization’s social media strategy and implementation.

Required skills and experience include:

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.  A minimum of ten years communications/media relations experience required. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, to multi-task, and to work under pressure on time-sensitive issues. Must have experience managing a team and developing and implementing plans and related metrics. Must be an exceptional writer and storyteller (traditional, online and social media) with high standards. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills for multiple audiences.

What we offer: Excellent salary and our comprehensive benefits package includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation and more. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful.

To Apply:   Please submit your resume and cover letter.

Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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