Director of Communications and Technology

In November 2016, an Act of the Georgia General Assembly established the City of Stonecrest with distinct executive and legislative authority. Located 11 miles east of Atlanta in DeKalb County (the state’s fourth largest county) Stonecrest has a population of 59,194. Stonecrest is solidifying its identity after almost five years as a city. The City of Stonecrest operates under a Council-Manager form of government.

The Director of Communications and Technology oversees a team that manages day-to-day media inquiries and responses relating to the administration of the city, its departments, serves as spokesperson for the City of Stonecrest, prepares and distributes news releases, hosts news conferences and related media events, drafts speeches, manages crisis communications, measures media coverage, and promotes digital communications. Additionally, the director effectively and efficiently manages all internal and external communications activities of the City of Stonecrest and implements a comprehensive communications strategy for all departments in the city. Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Communications and Technology ensures that the city’s messaging is concise, transparent, consistent, and delivered on time. In addition to communications responsibilities, this position also supervises the Information Technology (IT) functions of the city by managing IT third-party relationships.

A Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, in communications, journalism, marketing, business administration, political science, or a closely related concentration and a minimum of six (6) years professional experience in communication, digital communications, public affairs, media relations, including three (3) years in a supervisory capacity required. A master’s degree, and seven (7) years of related professional experience preferred.

The city desires to hire a dynamic, forward-thinking, visionary communications professional who offers a proven record of accomplishments in the field of communication, public relations, marketing, or a closely related field. The director will bring unquestionable competence in public speaking, exceptional oral and written communication skills, crisis communication ability, and business writing acumen coupled with a strong executive presence. The Director will proactively lead the city’s public relations and community relations strategy to ensure alignment with the organization’s commitment to service excellence, transparency, and effectiveness.

The City of Stonecrest offers a competitive benefits package that includes a salary range of $110,000 -$145,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Additionally, the city will offer a generous benefit package that is competitive with the local market.

To Apply:

  • Interested applicants should click here, complete the application, and upload their cover letter and resume. This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
  • For more information about this position, please contact Edward Williams at Edward.Williams@Bakertilly.com or at (214) 842-6478.

The City of Stonecrest, GA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

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