Dallas // Texas

Communications Manager

For more than 50 years, Huckabee has designed learning environments in Texas. We are one of the fastest growing architectural / engineering firms in the nation and one of the top firms dedicated to education. We are consistently noted in industry publications for growth, workplace environment and innovation, recently being named one of Zweig Group’s Best Firms to Work For. Education is our business. What we do matters. Which is why we hire the best. We’re looking for hard-working, eager and thoughtful candidates who are ready to work in a team environment and create an impact of excellence.

Currently we are seeking applicants for a Communications Manager candidate who will lead Huckabee clients through strategic community relations campaigns, branding initiatives and communications plans designed to generate support from their community. The Communications Manager will generate content and help develop creative materials for bond elections, voter-approval tax rate elections, school district branding campaigns and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead execution of client communication efforts, including comprehensive branding development, public relations plans, election campaigns, and stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Research, develop, and implement plans for client branding and communication efforts
  • Develop strategy, messaging, and timelines for election campaigns and collaborate with communication and marketing teams to effectively execute deliverables
  • Guide clients through community engagement and planning process for school bond elections and voter-approval tax rate elections
  • Guide community members through advocacy endeavors, including Political Action Committees
  • Effectively communicate ideas, needs, and deadlines with graphic designers and digital media specialist for creative content
  • Develop voter analysis for clients and use the data to drive decisions and tactics
  • Manage client relationships serving as day-to-day client contact and liaison for the team during communications campaigns
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication to build connections and trust with clients and community stakeholders
  • Write messages and design materials as needed for print, electronic and social media initiatives

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PowerBI
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Illustrator
  • Travel as needed for client meetings, including evening meetings, and marketing efforts

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