JOB: Director of Marketing and Communications – Addison, TX

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    Stephanie Slade

    Job Description

    The Town of Addison is located in the center of the rapidly growing North Dallas “platinum” corridor, approximately 13 miles north of downtown Dallas on the Dallas North Tollway. The area also encompasses the Dallas suburbs of Farmers Branch, Carrollton and Plano and is home to affluent residential neighborhoods, hundreds of multi-million-dollar companies, scores of quality restaurants and upscale shopping. The Town of Addison encompasses 4.4 square miles of territory with a current estimated residential population of 15,830. However, due to the extensive commercial and office development, the daytime population well exceeds 100,000. Over 170 restaurants and 22 hotels with over 4,000 rooms are located in Addison, making it a center of entertainment and cultural activities for the area.

    The Town of Addison operates under a Home Rule Charter with a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and six Council Members appoint the City Manager, who is charged with managing the day-to-day operations of the Town government. The current City Manager, Ron Whitehead, has served the Town government for 28 years. The City Manager has appointed several key staff members to manage the day-to-day operations. The Director of Communications and Marketing is among those positions for which Chris Terry, Assistant City Manager, has responsibility.

    The individual selected for this position will have the distinct opportunity of being the first Director of Communications and Marketing for the Town of Addison. Reporting directly to the Assistant City Manager, the Director of Communications and Marketing is a key member of the Town’s management team, responsible for coordination of a number of key external and internal communications strategies and programs. This is a new position, created to improve external communications and provide greater coordination of public information and communications strategies.

    Job Requirements

    Required education will include a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, business administration, public administration or a closely related field. A graduate degree would be helpful but is not required. Five years in marketing, public information and communications in a comparable or larger agency is sought, preferably with significant experience in the public sector. The candidate’s background should include being an active member of a high performing team. The Town may consider a combination of experience and/or education on a case-by-case basis. Related experience in a growing, diverse, and multicultural community is a plus.

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