Holly Springs is a vibrant community of over 37,000 residents in Wake County, North Carolina. Residents and visitors alike benefit from an outstanding quality of life featuring a unique combination of beautiful natural spaces; parks, trails, and recreational amenities; award-winning schools; extremely low crime rate; family-oriented neighborhoods; diverse shopping, dining, and cultural options. The Communications and Marketing Director reports to the Town Manager. This is a tremendous opportunity to take the reins of an already remarkable department. The position provides an opportunity for an innovative, well-versed, and dynamic leader to be part of the Town’s efforts to inform and engage residents and business on the services and impacts of their town government. The Director works closely with elected officials, town management, department leadership, and the community.
Holly Springs is located within the Research Triangle Region of NC, home to RDU International Airport, Research Triangle Park, and prestigious universities. Incorporated in 1876, Holly Springs is a full-service city with an organization that includes a variety of departments to serve its residents – come join our team as the next Director of Communications and Marketing!
About the position: The Town of Holly Springs seeks an innovative and well-versed communications professional to lead the development and implementation of the Town’s strategic communication and marketing plans and community engagement efforts. The position performs professional work planning and managing an overall strategic communications program including news media relations, public information, social media, community relations and engagement, employee communications, and marketing for the Town of Holly Springs; planning and directing programs designed to facilitate and maintain a positive public image; implementing and monitoring marketing and communication activities including supervision of a communications department; implementing community engagement strategies and programs; writing publicity material and releasing it through various communications media; serving as liaison between elected officials/staff and the media; and developing simplified approaches to assist residents in understanding public issues and Town decision making. Work involves significant public contact and coordinating activities with other departments and private organizations.
Position requires a Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or public relations and considerable experience in mass communications, public relations, marketing or media communication; Master's Degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Position reports to the Town Manager. Hiring range $82,739 – 90,000 based on relevant experience. Excellent benefits package. Position open until filled with first review of applications on June 7, 2019. Apply at www.hollyspringsnc.us. EOE