All Other Positions - Willard R-II
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Job Title: Director of Communications & Public Relations
Job Location: District Office
Beginning: Jul 01, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Willard R-II
Willard, MO 65781
Telephone: 417-742-2584 EXT 4005
Job Description:
Position: Director of Communications & Public Relations
  1. Bachelor’s Degree required.
  2. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  3. Knowledge of the unique district community.
  4. Highly organized, enthusiastic, and energetic with ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
  5. Background in public education strongly preferred.
General Summary: This position is a strong communicator that connects the internal and external audiences of Willard Public Schools. Working with a variety of individuals each day, the Director of Communications & Public Relations is a great multi-tasker with a strong pulse on our Willard community. An outgoing, positive attitude that enjoys a fast-paced environment is a must. Commitments and attendance outside of the standard work day may be required. 
Performance Responsibilities:    
  • Produce a concise and interesting flow of information and celebrations to all patrons including parents, community leaders, and Willard residents.
  • Ensure the following tools are being utilized to best serve the District’s mission.
    • Social media
      • Maintain a positive presence on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram daily.
    • Website
    • Mass notifications 
    • Crisis/emergency/alert communications
      • Snow day/inclement weather
      • Threats/medical concerns
      • Personnel announcements
    • Video communications
    • Media relations
    • District level e-newsletters
  • Oversee building level web sites and provide support to the buildings on web pages as needed. 
  • Primary contact for District internal and crisis communications.
  • Participate as part of Superintendent’s Advisory Cabinet and act as communications advisory for administrative team.
  • Act as the primary liaison between community organizations. 
  • Act as primary media contact for district inquiries. 
  • Assist in executing district wide events including staff convocation, community gatherings, end of year celebration, ground breakings, etc. 
  • Manage the informational campaign for potential school bond/levy issues, as well as progress updates throughout bond projects. 
  • Execute press releases to celebrate district achievement or disseminate important information. 
  • Write and distribute Board of Education Recap/memo following monthly BOE meetings.
  • Recruit and engage patrons in district focus groups for feedback.  
  • Participate as an active member of Missouri School Public Relations Association and Willard Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
  • Perform others duties as required and/or assigned. 
Type of Position: Classified, 12 month
Reports to: Superintendent      
Evaluated by: Superintendent   

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.