Assistant State Court Administrator, Community Outreach and Public Relations

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Judicial Department -Constitution

Within the Rhode Island Supreme Court, this position serves as the director of the Office of Community Outreach and Public Relations and reports directly to the State Court Administrator and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Responsibilities include the creation and execution of a strategic and comprehensive communications program; developing and implementing the organizational brand strategy; acting as the primary spokesperson for the Chief Justice and State Court Administrator; administering information requests and corresponding with members of the public and the media; directing and overseeing all public relations, marketing and outreach efforts; developing and preparing publications, including the Judiciary’s Annual Report; assisting with speech writing; providing photography and video production services as needed; representing the courts on various committees; producing employee newsletters and overseeing employee communications; managing staff; and other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Justice or his/her designee.


Required Qualifications for Appointment

Bachelor’s Degree from a college of recognized standing in Communications, Marketing, Public Administration, or a related field required, Master’s Degree preferred; as well as considerable experience in a highly responsible position of advocacy, communications, policy development, dissemination of information, and public/media relations; or any combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to the above.  Must have demonstrated leadership skills, superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including excellent proofreading and editing abilities, as well as the ability to take direction and work independently as well as part of a team.  Management or supervisory experience preferred.


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