Communications Strategist

$79,164 - $102,606

Central Arizona Project (CAP)

November 6, 2019

As a Communications Strategist, you would be an integral part of the Communications team developing and supporting communications strategies and programs designed to build and increase CAP's image, trust, reputation, awareness and visibility. Central Arizona Project (CAP), a 336-mile system that brings Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona, delivers the state’s single largest renewable water supply and serves 80% of the state’s population. We employ nearly 500 people who enjoy a team oriented and safety focused work culture. The close community of a small company is driven to help fulfill our extremely valuable mission. We offer highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, 4-10 work schedule, and significant investment in employee training and development. Employees are eligible for benefits on their first day of employment. CAP is truly a great place to work! This position is based at CAP Headquarters in Phoenix.

• Develops and executes strategic communications plans for internal and external audiences, providing direction for presenting a unified message and image. • Plans, develops and implements public awareness campaigns to educate target audiences, including employees, and the general public about CAP issues. • Participates as a CAP liaison to regional and national marketing campaigns supporting CAP issues. • Develops, implements and maintains CAP websites, serving as web content manager. Relies on user feedback and analytics to improve site optimization. • Contributes to CAP news content creation, publication and distribution including preparing stories for promotion on CAP websites (internal and external) and multiple social media platforms, and for generating content for media coverage. • Develops and distributes a variety of CAP newsletters to internal and external audiences on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. • Develops, administers and promotes CAP educational programs supporting increased awareness of water issues among K-12 and college students. • Develops and maintains current CAP public information materials, including print and electronic.

To be successful in this role, you will have Bachelor’s in a related field; at least seven years of directly-related experience; and demonstrated reporting, writing, editing, interviewing and research skills as well as familiarity with contemporary Associated Press writing style. You should also be knowledgeable about information technology, online trends, presentation and advanced web technology skills and techniques, SEO, and social media platforms.

Have a valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record.

Equal Opportunity Employer Apply online by November 19, 2019 -