The City of Aspen is Hiring for a Communications Director. Apply
Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a
sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.
The deadline for the first review of applications is
August 7, 2020 @ 5:00pm. ? Applicants are encouraged to
apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not
guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment
may close at any time without notice after the first review
?The application must be filled out completely; stating "see
resume" anywhere in the application, is not an acceptable
substitute for a completed application.
Employer housing and relocation assistance may be available.
Who We Are:
Aspen’s unique character and history give this resort
destination a distinctive small-town feel for the biggest little
city in the west. With 6,700 year-round residents, Aspen’s
population grows to 25,000 in peak seasons with second homeowners,
seasonal work force and visitors. Known for more than its world
class skiing, Aspen has become a year-round destination for outdoor
adventures along with a vibrant cultural and arts scene. The City
of Aspen government is a diverse and dynamic organization, with
over 300 employees dedicated to public service, thriving on a
culture of teamwork, innovation and building a better tomorrow.
Surrounded by rugged mountain and wilderness areas, Aspen is
located in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Valley also is
home to Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs,
all served by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA).
RFTA is the largest rural transit system in the United States, and
a highly acclaimed public transit system. Aspen is approximately
205 miles southwest of Denver and 130 miles east of Grand Junction.
The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport serves the city, and Denver
International Airport is about four hours away.
The City of Aspen's mission is to engage with positive civil
dialogue, provide the highest quality innovative and efficient
municipal services, steward the natural environment, and support a
healthy, sustainable community for the benefit of future
generations and with respect for the work of our predecessors.
The ideal candidate for Communications Director will have a
visionary and tactical mindset and experience leading a cohesive
communication strategy. This role will proactively build
partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. The position
is responsible for City of Aspen brand management, community
engagement initiatives, public relations, departmental management,
and emergency management..
This role demonstrates an emphasis on quality, the ability to
collaborate with others, and represent dependability and
reliability within the City Manager’s office. The City of Aspen
Manager’s Office represents the administrative leadership of the
organization and is comprised of City Manager elected by City
Council, Assistant City Manager, Public Works Director,
Administrative Services Director, and related support staff. The
Communications Director works under the direct supervision of the
Administrative Services Director, and exercises supervision over
the communications staff.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public
Relations, Communications, or related field.
Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible
experience managing in the communications field and demonstrated
excellence in written oral and presentation skills. Demonstrated
NOTE: This position requires a Criminal Background Check upon
hire. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a
Criminal Background Check.
NOTE: Any combination of experience and education that would
likely provide the required abilities, knowledge and skills as
determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the
Benefits Package :
The City of Aspen offers a competitive benefits package
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
401(a) Employer Retirement Contributions
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Homeowner’s Assistance Loan Program
Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
The City of Aspen is an equal opportunity employer.