Director, Communication Services Online College – Full time Temporary Staff Assignment

June 4, 2024

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Job Description

Works cooperatively and in alignment with the System and the System Communications Office, but is responsible for the
planning, design, and production of all collateral materials and social media for the College, including regular publications for internal
College audiences.

Responsible for the planning, direction and coordination of all aspects of the
College’s Marketing and Communications activities, including creative direction, objectives, and marketing initiatives, in coordination and
in support of System Communications objectives and strategies and development of a comprehensive marketing strategy, representing the
College and System in the most positive light.

Work cooperatively and in alignment with the System and the System Communications
Office, but is responsible for the planning, design, and production of all collateral materials for the College, including regular
publications for internal College audiences.

Work with College President to develop College-specific marketing programs to create
brand identity for College.

Responsible for the development and maintenance of relationships with key media reporters, including
editors, managers, newspapers, community relations personnel, technicians and staff.

Work with local community media, including
minority media to promote and advertise activities, offerings and successes of the College.

This includes the submittal of two
feature stories monthly for local production, the submittal of two releases with photos of College activities and events, and weekly
submittals of announcements of events and new briefs on College-specific activities.

Act as College spokesperson, under the direction
of the College President and within the standards of the System for media communications.

Work with appropriate College personnel in
developing promotional materials; including obtaining required information and photography to go into the materials.

Ensure all
College material meets graphic and message standards of the System.

Responsible for speech writing and special events as directed by
the College President.

This includes the management and coordination of all external College activities with submission of a monthly
report to the College President.

Supervise the work of the Community Outreach Coordinator at the College.

composition and maintenance of a list of community leaders and groups, and media personnel.

Provide support to the Board by
developing public relations materials on priority issues.

Prepare quarterly evaluations of the College’s communications, marketing
and public relations with recommendations to President and Associate Vice Chancellor.

Meet regularly with the Associate Vice
Chancellor for Communications and Directors Communication Services from other Colleges to discuss initiatives, collateral material
development, and other issues related to marketing for individual Colleges and the System.

Perform other duties, tasks and
assignments as required.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations,
    Communications, Public Affairs or a related field required
  • 5 years experience in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications,
    Public Affairs, or a similar field required
  • Experience in writing and publishing feature stories and news releases

Licensing & Certification

  • Valid Texas Driver License

Special Skills

  • MS Office Programs
  • Information Management System
  • Budget Management
  • Houston Press and Media Outlets and Personnel preferred
  • Bilingual preferred


  • Delivering High Quality Work
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Serving
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Driving Continuous Improvement
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Thinking
  • Managing Change
  • Communicating Effectively

Working Conditions
General Office. Must be able to
perform all job requirements with or without reasonable accommodations; remain in a stationary position during shift; move items weighing up
to 25 pounds; position self to operate job equipment; apply established protocols in a timely manner. Must access, input and retrieve
information from technology devices; communicate with others to accomplish job requirements. May be required to work after hours to include
weekends and holidays.

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby
subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

The Organization
Houston Community College (HCC) is an
open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce
training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and
technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon
graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited
by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate
programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges
in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student
population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting,
retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team
Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations
running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the
institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only
provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

Houston is a
city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York
    City’s 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308
    urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show &
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical
    care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently
    ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums
    are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants
    and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team,
please apply right away.

EEO Statement 

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color,
religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following
person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Osvaldo Gomez, Director EEO/Compliance,
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX

PO Box 667517                                   

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or

HCC values
its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working
and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who
require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565.

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