DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (New Orleans, LA)

Salary

$100,000.00 - $150,000.00 Annually

Location

New Orleans, LA

Job Type

Unclassified

Job Number

PNO-807-022224-AM

Department

Port of New Orleans Port Commission

Opening Date

02/22/2024

Closing Date

Continuous

Supplemental Information


Salary range:  
$100k - $150kPNO-807-022224-AM

WHO WE ARE

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) is a modern multimodal gateway for global commerce and an in-demand cruise port. Our competitive edge comes from our ability to deliver seamless, integrated logistics solutions between river, rail and road.

Port NOLA is committed to driving economic prosperity by continuing existing and maximizing additive maritime and freight activity within our jurisdiction and beyond. To accomplish this and ensure broad impact, we work closely with our tenants, carriers, and customers, and are aligned with a range of partners including economic development and business-related organizations.
 
Port NOLA offers competitive benefits that prioritize safety, health and wellness for our employees. Employees have access to the following benefits:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance options
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • State of Louisiana LASERS state pension program
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan) with employer match
  • Paid Louisiana State Holidays; and paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • Wellness Center located in the Port Administration Building
  • Ship Shape Wellness Program

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume/CV, and names of contact information for three (3) work-related references. These documents must be attached to your application to be considered.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:
April McKnight
Port of New Orleans / Human Resources
P.O. Box 60046
New Orleans, LA 70160
504-528-3277

Qualifications

Education
Required -Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field
Work Experience
Required -Minimum of 5 years corporate communications or business communications experience including 3 years in a management role.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
• Good organizational, time management, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
• Professional attitude and skills to relate to executive management, staff and business and community leaders.
• Exhibits excellent leadership and self-direction, good judgment in handling difficult situations.
• Must have computer skills and be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to the role.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals.

Examples of Work

25%: Develop and direct a communication plan for the Port that: is consistent with the mission of the organization and its overall marketing strategy; includes credible, meaningful and clear messaging to a range of stakeholders, many with conflicting agendas, and; us continually evaluated to ensure it addresses evolving market conditions in an extremely competitive global industry. Adjustments to the plan may be necessary more than once a year.

20%: Oversee advertising for the Port, including creative design and layout of messages, identify media options and decide ultimate media placement and frequency of advertising and negotiate rates.

20%: Responsible for all Port publications, collateral material and video products. Specialized publications, invitations and PowerPoint presentations fall into this category. Maintenance of appropriate mailing lists for both printed and electronic distribution of published items is essential.

10%: Manage a staff consisting of at least three employees, providing leadership and direction so that all communications functions are handled in a professional, timely, and creative manner consistent with the overall communications plan.

10%: Project management all media efforts and project related multi-media campaigns, including print, multi-media and social efforts. This involves supervising the Media Relations Manager/PID 1 in the planning, writing, editing and distribution of press releases, arranging press conferences and other publicity-oriented events, contributing to multi-media scripts and video efforts, as well as being available for media inquiries.

5%: Inform executive staff and other stakeholder public relations officials on issues relating to public relations activities. Evaluates and reports on media relations tactics. Works closely with government relations and community outreach team to ensure messaging to the public and stakeholders is accurate, timely and consistent.

5%: Provide guidance and oversight to ensure brand standards are properly adhered to by Board employees.

5%: Assist with Port visitors, dignitaries, and other guests as needed. Conduct Port briefings and tours and entertain customers as required.

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