The VCCS Internal Communications Manager is responsible for managing the internal (employee- and organization-focused) communications between the VCCS System Office, Virginiaâs 23 community colleges, and the VCCS Shared Services Center and supporting the traditional media relations activities for the VCCS at the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications. Duties for this position include: â¢Manages and executes communications activities around significant VCCS decisions and announcements including organizational structure, new appointments, programs, awards, employee recognition and other high-profile events. â¢Leverages internal communications to convey messages to inform, align and engage employees. â¢Maintains strong relationships with senior leaders to support effective executive communications, ensuring that key messages are delivered. â¢Supports the development and implementation of communications strategy, analyzes effectiveness of communications efforts, improves existing processes and researches new communication approaches. â¢Uses expertise in internal relationship management to advise and influence those who wish to communicate, and provides coaching to management on effective communication to employees. â¢Incorporates new technology and techniques to communicate effectively within the institution. â¢Demonstrates strong skills in organizational communications to shape messages, create communication channels, develop strategic communication plans and provide insights and information at both the strategic and tactical levels.
Internal Number: 116786
About Virginia Community College System
Virginia's community colleges have a 40-year track record of educational excellence and innovation to serve the needs of our citizens and strengthen the Commonwealth?s economy. When Virginia?s General Assembly established the Virginia Community College System in 1966, the need for a comprehensive system was well known. Over the two decades after the end of World War II, leaders in government, business, professional sectors, and academia had called for a new approach to providing educational opportunity. A key concern was Virginia's ability to develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce to expand the state's economy. Today our community colleges give every Virginian the opportunity to gain a quality education. With 23 colleges on 40 campuses located throughout the state, Virginia's Community Colleges are committed to serving Virginia families, helping them acquire the knowledge and skills to seize the opportunities of today and tomorrow.