The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda is proud of its mission and accomplishments. In partnership with the entire community, the Housing Authority advocates and provides quality, affordable safe housing, encourages self-sufficiency, and strengthens community inclusiveness and diversity in housing.
The Housing Authority is seeking its first Communications Manager. This newly-created position will develop and manage the Agency’s communications and public information activities and services, and will have the opportunity to perform meaningful and impactful work for an agency dedicated to providing affordable housing in the most impacted region of the nation.
The Communications Manager plans, develops, coordinates and implements a range of communications, public information and media relations activities and services designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA); provides complex professional, technical, and administrative support related to internal and external communications functions; and coordinates assigned activities with other AHA departments and programs, outside agencies, and the public. The Communications Manager also serves as the Agency Ombudsman to manage unresolved complaints. Please see the job description for additional information.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in English, communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field. A Master’s degree (or equivalent) is strongly preferred.
Plus four (4) years of professional communications or public relations experience in a public agency, government or nonprofit social services agency including one (1) year of supervisory experience. Housing related experience is strongly preferred.
Candidates must be able to design, implement and monitor an effective communications and public information program and effectively address unresolved complaints received by AHA. Ideal candidates will possess strong technical skills including proficiency in common business software and specialized software applications programs for production of print or digital media, along with top notch writing and presentation skills.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license by time of appointment and ability to meet the driving record requirements for coverage under agency’s auto liability policy is required.
Proficiency in one of the Housing Authority’s LEP languages (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese or Tagalog) is preferred but not required.
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IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled; Applications submitted by January 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST will be included in the first review
To apply, candidates must submit a fully completed and signed Housing Authority employment application, including responses to the supplemental questionnaire and a resume (documents must be in Word or pdf format, and uploaded into the online application form).
The AHA application form is located in the Working With Us>Employment Opportunities section of the Housing Authority’s website at www.alamedahsg.org. The full job description and supplemental questions are on the Open Positions page in Employment Opportunities.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY