San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is seeking a leader with demonstrated experience stewarding an organization's brand and delivering communications and outreach initiatives that promote visibility and partnerships. A successful candidate will be able to identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization and develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders to positively influence the outcome.
This position serves as the primary community and government liaison for the Authority and provides guidance to staff and board members on communications subjects, maintains currency and connects with professional and community groups on Authority initiatives and affairs to facilitate solutions and mitigate issues. The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of the San Diego economic and political landscape and be able to build relationships and engage key influencers in government, labor, and business on issues and initiatives central to the Authority’s vision and strategy.
Please visit www.san.org/careers for details and/or to apply.
Develops and executes departmental strategies and measures progress toward goal accomplishment aligned with the organization’s vision and customer experience objectives; directs development department budget and work practices required to meet strategic and operational objectives.
Formulates, oversees and integrates comprehensive communication strategies and community outreach plans; presents content and influences perspectives of audience with diverse opinions; represents organizational vision, programs, imprint, priorities in meetings and social media platforms.
Networks on and advances organizational community and social commitment; fosters engagement opportunities on stakeholders’ feedback and broadens awareness and increases visibility of programs; cultivates partnerships and collaborative relationships with stakeholders, community organizations and influencers; designs and facilitates internal and external communication engagement.
Serves as the organization primary advocate with government officials and agencies, professional and community groups; provides guidance to staff and board members on communications subjects; maintains currency and connects with stakeholders on organizational initiatives and affairs; facilitates pursuit of solutions to mitigate issues.
Provides leadership and coaching necessary to attract, develop and retain a highly competent, diverse, customer oriented staff; coaches and fosters teams, performance, accountability, development and productive work environment; recognizes and rewards achievements.
Ensures alignment of work efforts with organizational values, priorities, performance measures, and programs; tracks work delivery and documentation of work activities; facilitates process designing and integration of practices, metrics and benchmarks; performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from a four-year college or university in communications, marketing, public relations, business administration or a closely related field.
Ten years of government affairs, public information or community outreach program management experience of which five years were in a leadership capacity.
Or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Relationship Skills: Builds and maintains rapport with stakeholders, identifies and relates information and problems, champions initiatives and ideas based on mutually acceptable solutions with others of diverse background.
Interpersonal & Presentation Skills: Seeks and proficiently presents information in writing, verbally and digitally, clearly presents information, facilitates and persuades others in a group and one-on-one forum.
Executes Strategy: Develops and executes departmental strategies designed to support organizational vision and goal attainment.
Change Agent: Drives organizational change by creating a sense of urgency and fostering cross-functional collaboration and conflict resolution.
Influencing Skills: Develops and engages stakeholders to shape outcomes, collaborates with others to deliver solutions, gains commitment and support for course of action, changes culture and delivers on outcomes.
Integrity: Exercises diplomacy and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive, complex, and confidential issues and situations.
Agility & Problem-Solving Skills: Analyzes situation or factors and collaboratively generates alternative solutions, readily adapts behavior or new work methods to evolving and unexpected situations, flexible approach to work situations and manages change.
About San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
The San Diego International Airport serves 22 million passengers a year, establishing itself as a major economic engine and a portal for prosperity that enhances the quality of life for San Diego Bay residents. With the nation's busiest single runway commercial airport and home to the first ever LEED-Platinum Certified airport terminal, San Diego International Airport is dedicated to shaping the future of world travel and delivering the best possible experiences for our passengers.
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority was created on January 1, 2003, as an independent agency to manage the day-to-day operations of San Diego International Airport and address the region’s long-term air transportation needs. The Airport Authority is governed by an appointed board of nine members who represent all areas of San Diego County and three ex-officio members.