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Public Information Officer / Coordinator II-District Communcation at Palo Alto Unified School District

Application Deadline

9/12/2022 12:00 AM Pacific

Date Posted
Number of Openings

Add'l Salary Info

$127,930-$168,381 / Annual
Length of Work Year
12 Months (233 Days) / 8 Hours per day
Employment Type
Full Time


Palo Alto Unified School District




100% Employee Self

Job Summary

Job Summary

OVERVIEW: Coordinate distribution of accurate, timely, and transparent information about the School District to both internal and external public; promote a better understanding of the School District's objectives, programs, and achievements; promote a community climate of support for the district; provide communication services to Schools and Departments. QUALIFICATION: Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree desired in Educational Administration, Public Information, Communication, Marketing, or related field. Five years of increasingly responsible public information, journalism, public school administration or related experience desired. RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: • Assist District Office and School Site Administrators in communicating effectively with all stakeholders • Advise District Staff and Board of Education on matters of public and media information, communications, and business partnership opportunities • Support District Staff in effectively communicating important board policies, administrative regulations and new laws to Staff, students, and the community • Seek out and cultivate news and information resources for developing stories that reflect the District's efforts for transparency and community outreach • Assist with recognizing efforts of school system employees and volunteers • Maintain professional relationships with newspapers and other media representatives • Gather information and prepare news releases, including appropriate photographs, for mass media as well as special publications, including student and Staff recognition • Provide input regarding District website content and social media communications to ensure consistency, clarity, and accuracy of information provided • Create, review, edit and critique written and published materials about the District and its programs • Oversee the production of District publications as appropriate, and assists Sites and Departments in the development of informational materials, brochu

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