Situated on the eastern side of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and headquartered in Wylie, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) serves one of the largest and fastest-growing regions in the country. Providing Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste services to over 1.8 million people in about eighty communities in ten counties, NTMWD is an organization built on a long legacy of service and commitment.
The Director of Communications reports directly to NTMWD’s Executive Director/General Manager and works as part of a five-member team to develop, implement, and manage the District’s communication strategy aimed at building public trust; engaging in public education for conservation; enhancing awareness of the value of water; promoting District operations, policies, programs, and projects; and establishing the District as a reliable and trustworthy source of information to both internal and external stakeholders.
A member of the executive team, the Director of Communications provides hands-on leadership for public relations, internal communications, media relations, messaging, and presentation strategy for in-person, website, and social media outlets, and public education, outreach, and engagement. The next Director of Communications will participate in completion of both day-to-day work products and longer-term projects, working alongside a small departmental team.
The North Texas Municipal Water District is seeking an energetic self-starter and seasoned communications professional skilled at building strong working relationships with peers in member cities. The Director of Communications will also develop and implement internal communication plans that advance the District’s mission and engage with leaders and employees at all levels of the organization in effectively communicating NTMWD projects and programs.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, or a related field. Candidates should also have at least 10 years of experience in corporate communications or public relations, including three as a supervisor, and five of related experience in local government or intergovernmental relations in a leadership role. Professional certifications in the areas of communications or public relations are a plus.
The ideal candidate will also have experience with water conservation and public education, and a successful record of working with executive management, city councils, boards and commissions, citizens, and community groups.
The annual salary range for this position is $107,750 to $160,000 dependent upon experience and qualifications.
About North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD)
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