Public Affairs Officer (Strategic Communications/Relations) -
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Strategic Comm/Relations (D)
Support Staff (Classified / Confidential)
Physical location of the position:
$6,797 - $8,275
Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic
Communications & Relations, is responsible for general
community relations, district special events, and assigned public
A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in marketing,
communications, public relations or a related field is required.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) is desirable.
At least three years of professional paid level experience in
community or public relations and event planning. Experience
coordinating and implementing alumni programs, knowledge of graphic
design and printing operations, and proficiency in presentation
Communication techniques; special event planning and scheduling,
and community relations strategies; marketing principles;
demographics of communities served by the District; survey
instruments and methods used in gauging external interest and
support of Foundation and District programs.
Coordinate programs; speak in front of small and large audiences;
organize and carry out multiple assignments; organize work
schedules; resolve consumer complaints; develop effective marketing
strategies; effectively communicate with civic and community
leaders; prepare effective advertising materials, and related
information, about District activities; and maintain a flexible
schedule necessary for the management of evening and weekend
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and
understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,
staff, and the community.
Administrators, staff, faculty, general public, community members,
community leaders, Foundation members, Board members.
Normal office and campus events environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Coordinates the community relations program, with particular
emphasis on underserved populations.
2. Prepares news releases and arranges media interviews; drafts
public service announcements; assists with the preparation of
district and college announcements and public information
3. Serves as the public affairs officer for the Rubidoux education
center, and assists with public affairs for Riverside City College
and adherence to brand identity standards.
4. Assists the RCCD Foundation with the coordination and
development of an Alumni Relations programs.
5. Coordinates meetings with and presentations to neighborhood
associations and community groups and service organizations.
6. Coordinates displays and presentation walls in the RCCD Hall of
Fame, development of special commemorative plaques, awards, and
documents; and maintains official records related to District
recognitions and awards.
7. Develops content for the Office of Strategic Communications
& Relations website.
8. Assists with the development and placement of print and
electronic advertising for the District.
9. Participates in local groups that represent the interests of
underserved populations, as directed.
10. Coordinates and implements major events for the District, as
directed. Develops concepts and write scripts, invitations,
programs and various other materials appropriate to events.
11. Assists RCCD colleges with select recognition events, as
12. Organizes the District's participation in outside events, as
13. Assists with the development of customer service and strategic
marketing survey instruments.
14. Develops and maintain cooperative efforts and relationships
with public and private agencies, organizations, associations and
15. Participates in District-provided in-service training
16. Maintains a friendly, supportive atmosphere for students,
staff, faculty, and the public.
17. Performs other duties, related to the position, as
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SALARY: Salary grades consist of nine steps. A new employee is
normally placed on Step 1 of the grade. Changes in step placement
take place on the first day of the first month following the
anniversary date of attaining permanent classified employee status
until the maximum of the grade is reached.
HOLIDAYS: There are 13 holidays observed each year. A pro-rata
reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time
and less than twelve months.
VACATION: Employees are granted 12 days of vacation per year
through the first five years of service to the District; 15 days
after completion of five continuous years of service to the
District; 20 days after completion of ten continuous years of
service to the District; and 22 days after completion of 15
continuous years of service to the District. This computation is
based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A pro-rata reduction
will be made for employees working less than full-time and less
than twelve months.
SICK LEAVE: One day of sick leave for each month of service is
granted. This is based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A
pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than
full-time and less than twelve months. There is no limit to the
number of days of sick leave which may be accrued.
FRINGE BENEFITS: The District provides a health and welfare benefit
package for employees and legal qualifying dependents. Those
employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months
will receive a pro-rata share of the benefit package. The dollar
value of the package is a subject of negotiation between the
District and the Bargaining Unit.
The work location and assignment within a job classification is
determined by the District and may be subject to change.
All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability
of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal
and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the
basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion,
age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color,
ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in
Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is
contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in
subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or
any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District
employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or
grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX
Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any
employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification,
national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic
listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any
characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes
set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California
Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly
prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for
the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside,
CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Other Transcript: Attach the transcript that qualifies you for this
Optional Applicant Documents:
Associate or Equivalent Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Effective Employment Date:
Anticipated start date: December 2021
*It is anticipated that interviews will occur sometime during the
1st or 2nd week of November.
Please note: The selection process typically concludes within four
to six weeks from the closing date. There are, however, exceptions
to this general guideline. Status updates will be made throughout
the process. Please refer to your account for any updates to the
status of your application.
* An electronic, RCCD on-line application must be completed to be
considered. All portions of the application must be entirely filled
out with all information qualifying an applicant for the position.
Only information on the official RCCD application (not resumes)
will be considered to determine whether an applicant meets the
minimum requirements for the position for which he/she is
* All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in
electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line
application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted
as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less
than 2 MB in size.
* An application will not be considered complete unless ALL
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS are electronically attached to the application
by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject
the candidate to disqualification.
* Paper applications and supporting materials, including letters of
recommendation, WILL NOT be accepted! All documents must be
submitted electronically with the online application.
* Letters of reference, IF REQUIRED, must be NON-CONFIDENTIAL and
submitted electronically when applying on-line.
* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing
at the initial application filing period. As you progress through
the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related
test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being
* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants
with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources &
Employee Relations at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
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