Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)
Classification: Staff Services Manager I
Title: Policy and Media Relations Manager
Tenure and Time Base: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: $6,124.00 – $7,608.00
Posted: March 30, 2021
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
The incumbent will independently perform complex assignments involved in planning and implementing the Commission’s Media Relations Program including strategic use of digital, social, and traditional media. The incumbent will develop a strategic plan for communicating Commission programs, outreach, and key initiatives such as Cal Grant reform. This work will involve developing key media relationships and supporting special projects such as the College Affordability Summit, Cash for College, and outreach events. It will also include expanding partnerships with public and non-profit organizations. Responsibilities for the Commission’s Media Relations Program include elevating public awareness of the Commission to help students and families maximize their financial aid opportunities. Responsibilities will also include developing a media relations and communication strategy for the Commission, developing messaging and all media communications materials and methodologies, acting as the primary media contact, acting as the Commission’s spokesperson, and overseeing the agency’s social media and website content and updates. The incumbent will also keep up to date on all major financial aid policy and higher education issues.