National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Communications and Public Relations Director
The Communications Unit provides strategic communications and targeted messaging about DCRB operations through a variety of delivery channels focused on creating and maintaining ongoing communications with and outreach to DCRB’s stakeholders, including key constituents, organizational partners, employees, and members.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership and counsel to the Board members, Executive Director and executive leadership team on strategic communication and stakeholder outreach.
  • Oversight of external and internal communications, including form letters, newsletters, brochures, summary plan descriptions, meeting minutes, and Council testimony.
  • Develops, maintains, and executes the agency’s overall communication strategy, covering digital content, website, social media, visual design, and media relations.
  • Develops and executes a communications program consistent with the agency’s strategic plan, mission and core values.
  • Directs activities that connect DCRB to leadership of key stakeholder groups, including legislative affairs, and ensures the development and maintenance of engagement strategies for strong partnerships.
  • Develops and implements communication strategies associated with disaster response, recovery efforts and continuation of operations.
  • Monitors DCRB’s public profile, particularly on social media; develops and executes effective, time-sensitive responses in situations where to mitigate threats to DCRB’s reputation in the public domain.
  • Hosts recurring roundtables, briefings and forums to establish a clear lines of communication with stakeholders, including DCRB members and partner agencies, as well as retiree associations.
  • Supports the communication needs of all Agency departments.
Functional Competencies:
  • Strong written, verbal, and public speaking communication skills,
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to identify priorities and outline strategic goals and objectives.
  • Experience with multimedia channels and advising on media relations.
  • Adept at identifying brand opportunities and ensuring standards are met.
  • Proven ability to communicate highly sensitive and complex issues to varying groups including executive staff and board members.
  • Knowledge of governmental/legislative processes.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the full scope of the District’s retirement plans and retirement system operations.
  • Knowledge of retirement plans preferred.
DCRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all tasks, duties, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.  Incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Position: Communications and Public Relations Director
Organization: DC Retirement Board
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: Entire Range: $130,114 -- $211,198
Posting Start Date: 2/20/2020
Date Posted: 4/21/2020
  • Bachelor’s degree majoring in Business Communication, Business Administration, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or a related field.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration is preferred.
  • 10 years’ experience at a public or private organization, with responsibility for stakeholder communication.
  • Five or more years of supervisory experience.
NOTICE OF RESIDENCY: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service, and you are selected for the position at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment. Failure to meet residency will result in forfeiture of position.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/20/2020
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DC Retirement Board
900 7th Street NW
2nd FLR
Washington,  DC 20001
United States
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