Communications and Civic Engagement Director

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Biddeford, Maine is experiencing an unprecedented wave of rapid positive change. In the past five years, our formerly declining mill community has experienced an economic revival centered around a nationally-recognized creative community in our downtown. Once expected to dwindle in population, a growing Biddeford is now the youngest community in Maine and is continuing to transform as new residents and entrepreneurs are attracted to the community.

In response to the rebirth of interest and investment in our city, the City of Biddeford is seeking a dynamic individual to join our award-winning team of professionals as the newly created Communications and Civic Engagement Director. This is an incredible opportunity to develop and implement a strategic and innovative vision for the City of Biddeford’s external and internal communications. You will take the leading role in shaping the City of Biddeford’s identity and relationship with residents, harnessing citizens’ enthusiasm for their community and telling the story of Biddeford’s recent rebirth.

We are seeking a creative individual who is willing to think outside the box and push the boundaries of traditional government communications, developing innovative strategies to reach citizens with information about their community and facilitating two-way communication between citizens and elected officials to inform decision making.

The Communications and Civic Engagement Director will report directly to the City Manager. This is a full-time position with benefits outlined in a three-year contractual agreement. You will need to be highly motivated, talented and have a great desire to make a difference in the daily lives of citizens to be successful in our fast-paced and exciting work place.

This is a full time position with the City of Biddeford and includes full benefits and paid time off, based on a three year employment contract.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to HR Director, Diana DePaolo, by March 13.