Job Description

Job #FCM988

Within a mutually agreeable time, as soon as possible after acceptance of the position.

Under the direction of the college president or designee, this position is responsible for managing external and internal communication strategies, including public relations, marketing, media relations, advertising, crisis communications and community relations.

Duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Write and edit news releases, feature articles, promotional materials, newsletters, web pages and other communications; coordinate electronic and web-based communication, including marquee postings, social media, college websites and district-wide student portal.

Serve as the primary campus media and public information spokesperson; under the authority of the responsible administrator, direct campus crisis communications and communications related to emergency preparedness/planning.

Develop and implement campus advertising, marketing, and image plans to support outreach, visibility, recruitment and enrollment management strategies; consult with campus divisions, departments, programs and offices in developing marketing, advertising, promotional and public relations materials; assist with the promotion of new programs and services; coordinate special campus events and address interested groups; evaluate the effectiveness of advertising and marketing efforts; maintain an inventory of various marketing materials.
Coordinate campus-wide image and branding efforts and assure conformity to institutional standards; supervise the concept, design and production of campus publications, including the catalog, class schedules, annual report, program brochures and internal newsletters; review and edit campus materials and publications to assure completeness and accuracy.

Serve as the primary campus communications liaison with the District Office of Public and Governmental Affairs.

Develop and maintain positive relations with local and state media and community-based organizations; cultivate relationships with government officials and coordinate support for legislative activities with District and campus administration; represent the campus at conferences and meetings as directed.

Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budgets for assigned programs; monitor and control budget expenditures within assigned programs; direct the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records and files regarding programs, operations and activities.

Organize, attend, or chair a variety of meetings as required; serve on committees and special projects as assigned; coordinate programs and services as appropriate with other District and college personnel.

Train, supervise, evaluate and direct the work of personnel as assigned; participate in selection and hiring process.

Plan, organize and arrange appropriate training and staff development activities; provide orientation for new employees.

Learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum of five years of experience in public relations, journalism, and/or communications, including experience developing and implementing public information/public relations programs.

Extensive responsible management, office supervisory and technical administrative experience that involves analytical and discretionary assignments.

Advanced degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Extensive public relations, journalism, and/or marketing experience in higher education.

Demonstrated experience in media management and relations.

Demonstrated experience in social media development and management.

Demonstrated experience in communicating with and understanding diverse communities.

This is a designated classified management position subject to a one year probationary period. The initial salary placement range is $79,225 – $100,245 annually, 12-month position, plus an additional $2,600 annually for an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable.

The District is a participating agency in the CalPERS Hospital and Medical Care plan which allows eligible employees to select from several plans for their hospital and medical care. The District pays the full cost of the employee-only health insurance premium for the plan selected by the employee. In addition, the District provides a discretionary fringe benefit allowance that may be allocated toward the premium cost of eligible dependent health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, income protection insurance, and available investment options.

Reference Job #FCM988 in all correspondence. Download the District Classified Management Application on our website at or email requests to, or contact the Human Resources Office at (714) 808-4810. All application materials must be submitted with the District Classified Management Application as a complete package.

A complete application package MUST include the following:

1. Completed District Classified Management Application.

2. Letter of interest which demonstrates written communication skills and addresses the qualifications relevant to the position.

3. Resume describing educational background and work experience.

4. Undergraduate AND graduate college transcripts (may be unofficial). The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

5. Copy of Valid Driver’s License. Must be submitted with application.

Incomplete application packages and/or applications without signatures will not be considered. Failure to sign and to complete all fields in the General Information section of the application will be considered an incomplete application. All mandatory supplemental forms must be completed and returned with the application. All submitted materials become the property of the North Orange County Community College District and will be considered for this position only. The District will not return or make photocopies of application materials. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted. Materials submitted independently of the application package will not be accepted.

Submit application package to:
Human Resources Office
North Orange County Community College District
1830 W. Romneya Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Application package must be received by 5:00 pm, June 16, 2014. Postmarks will not be honored. Application packages received after the closing deadline will not accepted. The District does NOT accept application materials by fax or email.

The Hiring Committee will paper screen applications and select a limited number of candidates for an interview. This process will take several weeks. At the time of the interview candidates will be asked to bring a digital portfolio and make a presentation. A written exercise related to the assignment may also be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the Hiring Committee will determine those candidates for final consideration. A second interview may be required of candidates selected as finalists. Possession of the minimum qualifications DOES NOT ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day; identification and eligibility for employment within three (3) days of employment, pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act; fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statute. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

FULLERTON COLLEGE – “Excellence. Elevated.”
Founded in 1913, Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in
California. As one of five institutions of higher learning in the city of Fullerton, the college is an integral part of a complex higher education system.

The 83-acre campus features instructional buildings that include conventional classrooms as well as laboratory facilities for science, art, computer technology, photography, automotive services, physical education and other specialized programs. A full complement of athletic fields and facilities surrounds the campus. Dr. Rajen Vurdien is the President.

Fullerton College offers its students a comprehensive academic experience, in a real college setting. We are committed to quality education in all areas of study, ranging from transfer-level courses to career
Certificate programs. These programs, coupled with our full complement of student support services and
excellent faculty virtually ensure student success.

Fullerton College is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution authorized under Title V of the Higher Education Act. The College recognizes the value of diversity in the academic environment of students, as well as faculty and staff, in promoting mutual understanding and respect, and in providing suitable role models for students. Fullerton College – Excellence. Elevated.

Fullerton College can be found on the web at

For further information about the position contact:
Toni DuBois – Vice President, Student Services

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible.

Two of the state’s premiere colleges and one of its most extensive continuing education programs combine to provide the quality educational programming of the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD). Nearly 64,000 students enroll each term at Cypress College, Fullerton College, and the School of Continuing Education. Our college students are able to shape their futures in programs leading to associate degrees, vocational certificates, and transfer opportunities. Life-long learning also is possible in our continuing education programs that range from high school completion and basic skills mastery through an array of vocational training and self-development courses. The NOCCCD campuses serve an area of over one million diverse people – each pursuing their own, unique ambitions. The NOCCCD – Greatness. Achieved.

The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, elected by trustee area, by registered voters residing in the District. The Chancellor is Dr. Ned Doffoney. The total District budget for 2013-14 was $190 million.

Cypress College and Fullerton College offer associate degrees, vocational certificates, and transfer education as well as developmental instruction and a broad array of specialized training.

The School of Continuing Education offers a variety of academic, training, and enrichment opportunities, including: high school completion, basic skills mastery, vocational certificates, and self-development courses.

The North Orange County Community College District, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. The District is also committed to maintaining campuses that are free of harassment, drugs, and alcohol. A copy of the District’s full policy on non-discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault treatment and counseling and maintenance of a drug-free environment is available online at

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Director, Campus Communications