0923 Manager II - Communications Director

Recruitment #TEX-0923-088505



The Communications Director is responsible for the overall management and implementation of strategic communications, marketing and public relations programs that support Port of San Francisco’s mission, objectives, and goals. This position is a key advisor to the Executive Director, Port Commission, and Senior Management Team and advises on a range of communications, community and intergovernmental issues, including developing and implementing policies, communications programs, and long-term plans to strengthen the Port’s relationship with communities and stakeholders and enhance recognition of the Port as an essential public asset to San Francisco, the Bay Area, and California.


Please select this link for full job description:  http://sfport.com/communicationsdirector 



Minimum Qualifications


Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Public Administration, Business Administration, Journalism or a related field; AND 



Five (5) years of professional experience in marketing, media and communications management.


How To Apply

Submit the following to indicate your interest and complete your application for this position by Friday, September 28, 2018  by email to Suzette.Love@sfport.com or by mail to Suzette Love, Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, San Francisco, CA 94111:  

  1. Cover letter describing how you meet the requirements of the Port Communications Director position.
  2. Resume
  3. Three (3) samples of marketing collateral that you have created and produced for a public agency or private company. Examples may include brochures, press releases, advertisements, factsheets, or newsletters.
  4. Supplemental Questionnaire - please be brief in your responses to the following:

1) Describe a marketing strategy and media/communications program that you developed, managed and implemented for a public agency or private company.


2) Describe a challenge that you faced as a media spokesperson for a public agency or private company.  Briefly describe your preparation for meeting this challenge and the outcome of public perception in the media.


3) Describe your experience with supervising communications staff/teams.


4) Describe your experience with managing an internal communications program.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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