SUMMARY: AC Transit is currently seeking a Marketing and Communications Director. Under policy direction; directs, plans, organizes and coordinates the activities of the Marketing and Communications Department; and provides agency-wide consultation and technical direction in areas such as marketing, communications, and public affairs and information.
This is an excellent opportunity to work at one of the largest bus agencies in California. In addition to working with some of the best in the business, AC Transit also has an excellent benefits package that includes pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending and a 457 savings plan. This position is based in Oakland, CA.
REPRESENTATIVE FUNCTIONS: Directs the development and implementation of agency-wide marketing and public information programs designed to communicate the District's services, expand ridership, and create and maintain a favorable understanding of public transportation, and community-wide awareness of transit issues. Develops and/or oversees the development of complex written reports, printed materials, and multi-media presentations intended to market and promote the services of the District. Consults with, and makes oral reports and presentations on transit related issues to District staff and external groups including local and regional agencies, business groups, and community organizations; to inform them of District plans and programs, and to obtain their perspectives on the impact that District activities on their constituencies. Provides technical direction to managerial, professional, and technical staff carrying out marketing, and communications functions. Participates in the selection of staff, provides or coordinates staff training, works with employees to correct deficiencies, implements discipline procedures, and recommends employee terminations. Develops, prepares, and administers the budget of the Marketing and Communications Department. Makes presentations to the Board of Directors, and Executive staff. Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in, marketing, public relations, communications, or a closely related field.
Experience: Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in marketing and communications services that included four (4) years of experience supervising professional staff in a major marketing or communications functional area such as marketing, advertising, public relations, or public information.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Physical Requirements: Must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment.
The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job-related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation. Per Board Policy, selected candidates may require background checks performed on their criminal and/or financial records.
Benefits: All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.
ADA Compliant and Drug-Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.
The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.