City of Tacoma
Tacoma, WA, USA
Tacoma Public Library is recruiting for the position of Community Relations Officer (CRO). This specialized list will be used specifically for the Tacoma Public Library. The Library Community Relations Officer will be responsible to: plan, coordinate and direct community relations, media relations, employee communications and public information programs; under the direction of the library director. The CRO will also be responsible for coordinating and developing the marketing of products and services of the Tacoma Public Library.
Tacoma Public Library is seeking a dynamic communications professional who will help build and launch the Library's content strategy for traditional and social media channels.
The Community Relations Officer, an expert in social media best practices, will increase community engagement and build awareness of the services the library provides that are vital to our quality of life.
The Community Relations Officer will unearth items of interest and create written and visual content to push out through traditional and social media. This person can identify newsworthy stories within the organization and can successfully develop and pitch them to the media. The successful candidate must demonstrate successful public relations work experience. The ideal candidate has a natural curiosity and is a master storyteller. He/she honestly likes people and is intrigued by employees and customers. As a voice for the library, the Community Relations Officer's communication style needs to be friendly, well-spoken and respectful. He/she must be able to stay calm under pressure. In addition, the ideal candidate has the ability to establish positive relationships with the Seattle/Tacoma print and broadcast media. City of Tacoma Library Recruitment One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the Library workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
BA degree in English, journalism, communications, allied field or equivalent four years experience in communications with interpersonal relations. Extensive work experience with the mass media is essential. Must have demonstrated ability and experience of previous public relations work.
City of Tacoma
Tacoma, WA, USA
The City of Tacoma is recruiting candidates for the executive position of Community and Economic Development (CED) Director. The CED Director is a key member of the City's Executive Leadership Team with a critical leadership role in advancing the City's economic development strategy. The CED Director is expected to perform highly complex, innovative work resulting in positive, significant impacts to Tacoma and the regional community.
The CED Director has a broad range of strategic, analytical, administrative, and project management duties. The position plans, organizes, manages and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the City's CED Department. The CED Director also develops strategic partnerships with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to guide economic strategic planning.
THE COMMUNITY Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! CITY GOVERNMENT AND THE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT The City of Tacoma operates under the Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor and eight Council Members. The City Council appoints the City Manager, and the City Manager selects and manages the activities of Department Directors. Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) – a City entity responsible for Power, Water, Rail operations and the Click! Cable network – is managed by a Director who is appointed by a five-member Utility Board whose members are, in turn, confirmed by the City Council. The City's 2017-2018 Biennial Budget totals over $3 billion with 3,700 employees. The Community and Economic Development Department is dedicated to creating a skilled workforce and a first class environment for conducting business recruitment, retention, and expansion while maintaining a dedicated focus on quality of life for Tacoma residents. The CED Department has over 30 employees and a 2017-2018 Biennial Budget nearly $27 million. More information about the department's work is available at makeittacoma.com . KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Guided by City Council and community input, develops an economic development strategy for the City to include short and long range planning.
Advises the City Manager and Council on emerging and existing economic development issues.
Collaboratively and cooperatively works with the Mayor, Council members, City Manager, department directors and other senior managers to analyze organization and community needs, and takes action in response to those needs.
Proactively monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of economic development policies and programs, while identifying opportunities for improvement.
Fosters external partnerships (locally, regionally and internationally) to further the City's economic development goals.
Directs the development and administration of budgets, policies, projects and programs of the department to effectively and efficiently deliver high quality services to the City and the community. Ensures department operations conform to local, state, and federal government regulations, and other applicable rules and policies.
Manages, administers and implements the economic development strategy and programs for the City.
Leads the City's business recruitment, retention, and expansion activities, with a focus on bringing living wage jobs to the City of Tacoma.
Leads the development of economic development marketing strategies to positively represent the brand and identity of the City in cooperation with related City departments and external partners.
Develops and implements strategies for workforce and entrepreneurship development in coordination with local and regional partners.
Assists in planning, organizing, evaluating, and recommending changes to City housing policies and programs to optimize housing opportunities for all income levels and generations.
Assists developers and local businesses with local activities and approvals necessary for project completion including, but not limited to, zoning matters, financial incentives, construction and general coordination activities with City Departments.
Hires, disciplines, and evaluates employee performance; investigates and resolves grievances; and coordinates other human resources actions.
City of Tacoma
Tacoma, WA, United States
Accountants perform a variety of routine professional accounting duties related to funds, assets, and grant accounting, payroll, budgets, treasury or special projects accounting. Analyze a variety of financial documents for completeness and accuracy as well as prepare and process financial documents related to the accounting process of the assigned department or function. Prepare reports and analysis as required. The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits:
Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment
Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents, including children up to age 26
Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits
Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26
Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code
Personal time off
A great pension plan
City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play.