- Job Function: Other Department Head/Director
- Position Type: Full Time
- Population: 55,310
- Website: http://www.abington.org
- Where: 1176 Old York Road, Abington PA 19001
- Form of Government: Mayor-Council
HOW TO APPLY
Post Date: Jan 3 2018
The Township of Abington, located in historic Montgomery County, PA, is seeking a professional to effectively manage the Township’s communications and public affairs functions. Well-qualified candidates must possess superior organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to be collaborative and lead. Ideal candidates will have three to five years’ experience in a similar full-time municipal or state government or related position, with a demonstrated ability to manage public information and events, and media; including social media. A demonstrated knowledge of public policy and constituent service is strongly preferred.
The Communications Manager will also assist in the formulation and implementation of related Township policies and procedures, assist in budget preparation, and work across all departments in supervising community affairs functions.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in public or business administration, or communications or related field. A Master’s degree in Public Administration or Communications with three (3) years’ requisite experience strongly preferred. The Communications Manager is an Office of the Township Manager level position and will be responsible to the Township Manager across all departments’ and functions, and possess the ability to coordinate special events, and perform public information functions. Qualified candidates will assure public concerns and inquiries are addressed timely, and resolved satisfactorily.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume, brief one-page cover letter, and salary requirements to the Township Manager, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . This position is open until filled. Review of submittals begins immediately; and, no phone inquiries will be accepted. Salary is DOQ/E with an excellent benefits package. Equal Opportunity Employer.