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Internal Communications Manager

Internal Communications Manager

Requisition ID

Marketing & Communications

Sylvania Campus

Employment Type
Administrative-Full Time

Best Consideration Date

Position Summary

Would you jump at the chance to manage a variety of College-wide internal communications strategies, channels and vehicles, to enhance outreach and connection with internal colleagues? If so, consider joining PCC Marketing and Communications as the Internal Communications Manager, working with a variety of College leaders and reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. This position enables you to promote internal events and happenings at the College; coordinate and streamline the flow of institutional communication; and produce an internal, employee-focused newsletter. Through this work, you will play a key role in strengthening college communications, which is one of the top initiatives in PCC’s strategic plan.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
  • Newsletter/Blog/Employee communications management experience: Able to provide examples of publications managed and published; including details on audience types and evaluation metrics to measure the publication’s success
  • Use of internal communications channels and modalities: Demonstrates ability to leverage different channels for maximum awareness, and to manage their use in partnership with other internal communicators (enhancing communications coordination); including communication channel audits
  • Communications protocols experience: Demonstrates experience creating protocols and systems for those who have access to and/or management of internal communications channels; including policies and procedures communication, training and timing of communications
  • Internal communications campaigns experience: Experience creating and leading internal communications campaigns; including strategy, timeline, internal partners, and results
  • Organization-wide, strategic communications plan experience: Demonstrated experience as part of a larger, broader organization-wide strategic communications plan; including collaboration, measurement of success, stakeholder management, and target audiences
  • Crisis communications skill and experience : Demonstrated success managing internal organizational crisis communications as part of a crisis communications team
Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Business Administration, Education, Public Affairs, Public Administration, or related area (Note: Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.)
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in strategic internal communications
  • Two (2) years of lead or supervisory experience. Successful completion of PCC LEAD Academy or a comparable external leadership training program may substitute for up to 6 months of lead or supervisory experience.
Position Grade

Starting Salary Expectations
Minimum $68,013 to range midpoint of $83,313. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

Position Grade Salary Range
$68013 to $98617 Annual Salary


PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Working hours may vary and occasional evening or weekend work is required. Frequent travel to other locations is required. Must have a valid driver license to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Oregon and possess an acceptable driving record. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Background Check Required

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.

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