Job Description

Openings as of 4/26/2018

  • Director - Communications and Media Relations (2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR) JobID: 9018
  • Position Type:
    Administrative/Director-Communications/Media Relations

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Tucson Unified School District

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

  • Certification Status:


    The Tucson Unified School District is an urban school district encompassing 230 square miles in southeast Arizona, Pima County. The District serves 47,347, 61% Hispanic, 21% white, 9% African American, 4% Native American, 2% Asian American, remaining 3% multi-racial/ethnic heritage. In the upcoming 2017-18 school year, the District will be operating 10 high schools, 10 middle schools, 47 elementary schools, 16 K-8 schools, 6 alternative schools and 2 infant and Early Learning Centers, for a total of 89 schools and programs.

    Established in 1867, TUSD is committed to excellence in student and staff performance providing a safe and collaborative learning environment which supports academic achievement and social development for all students.


    Directs and manages the activities related to District public and media relations. Coordinates the distribution of information and District responses to events and inquiries. Coordinates marketing, special events and related functions, services, programs and activities. Coordinates assigned activities with outside agencies. Coordinates community relations initiatives that consistently tell the TUSD story using a variety of strategies and media tools.

    Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Public Administrations, Marketing, Journalism or related field
    Five years of experience working with the media or in public relations required
    Verbal & written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral instructions

    Must be available evenings and weekends

    Bilingual – Spanish/English
    Desktop publishing experience
    Digital media skills

    FBI fingerprint background check (at employee’s expense).
    Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.

    LOCATION - Communications & Media Relations - Tucson Unified School District - 1010 E. 10th Street
    ADE - Exempt
    12 month position
    Salary commensurate with experience

    Please be sure to upload cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference to your application

    Notice of Nondiscrimination
    Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning Governing Board, District employees, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

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