Public Communications Manager
City of Lenexa - Lenexa, KS

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The City of Lenexa, Kansas, a leader in the delivery of exceptional public service, is a growing, dynamic and progressive city due in large measure to its commitment to quality growth as a “planned community” in partnership with its citizens. Lenexa has a diverse population of approximately 48,000, with a similar number of people coming into the city each day for their jobs. Encompassing 34.40 square miles of land, Lenexa is located in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, and recently was named as one of the best places in the country to raise children by Bloomberg Businessweek. The City of Lenexa employees are dedicated to providing exceptional public service to the community. We value integrity, service, teamwork, dedication, vision and employees who care.
We are currently conducting a search for a Public Communications Manager in our Administrative Division. This highly visible and creative individual will be responsible for coordinating efforts and advising departments and staff on strategies to communicate effectively with the city’s various audiences, both internal and external. Responsibilities also include strategizing with departments and staff to develop communications/marketing plans for various initiatives and ensure that the messages reach the appropriate audience in the most effective and cost efficient way. This individual will also be responsible for supervising and directing the professional communications staff.
Other key duties and responsibilities include ensuring Lenexa is using emerging communication platforms when appropriate, and demonstrate the importance of the platforms to staff and the public. Overseeing content and design for the city’s print and electronic communications, including newsletters, news releases, flyers, year in review, posters, direct mail pieces, e-mail updates, and websites.
We are looking for a highly talented, super creative, excellent communicator who thrives on proactive, strategic, and forward-thinking communication and can anticipate the needs of the organization and our citizens.
The ideal candidate must be able to succeed working in a small team environment with responsibilities and often tight deadlines. Successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in one of the following: Communications, Public Relations, Business/Management, Marketing/Advertising.

Additionally, we require:
5 years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of communications, media coverage, public relations or a related area.
5 years of project management experience including plan development, team management and development, communications gathering, delivery and dissemination.
Three plus years’ experience in supervising a staff.
A demonstrated working knowledge of photography, layout/graphic design, and desktop design software including InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Windows and Office products.

Salary range is $60,000 to $70,000 annually (DOQ). Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen and background investigation. The City of Lenexa offers a highly competitive compensation package including health, dental, life, short-term disability; both state and city retirement plans, wellness and access to a free on-site health clinic for employees and their dependents, educational reimbursement and much more.
To apply for the above position please continue and complete the following application. Be sure to attach your cover letter and resume reflecting any work history you may have during the past 10 years. For best consideration apply immediately as applications are accepted only until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer