A career at the Colorado Community College System’s administrative office comes with great perks. As you help the operations of our 13 colleges continuously improve, you will reap a rewarding experience with being a part of an enterprise which assists thousands of students to elevate their lives each year. We are confident – when you consider all the tangibles and intangibles – you will want to make the next, and final, stop of your career the Colorado Community College System.

You will admire the friendly culture of our system office and be inspired by our team environment and dedicated employees. Additionally, we offer:
  • Generous annual and sick leave benefits (15 hours of annual leave and 10 hours of sick leave accrued each month – based on fulltime status); our employees stay because of the work/life balance they are able to obtain here.
  • Attractive health, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings options; we will also help you build your retirement savings via our defined benefit or defined contribution plans.
  • An opportunity to become a lifelong-learner and enjoy considerable savings for the college education of your dependents through our tuition reimbursement program.
For a complete overview of our benefits, visit the benefits section of our website (https://resources.cccs.edu/employee-resources/employee-benefits/).
Job Details
Senior Writer, Strategic Communications Manager
Communications/Marketing/Public Relations
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Writing Samples

If you can articulate the goals and vision of complex initiatives… if you can clearly explain how something works and why it matters to diverse audiences… if you love scenic views of the iconic Rocky Mountains… then you could be the ideal candidate for the Senior Writer, Strategic Communications Manager position at the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).

The Senior Writer, Strategic Communications Manager’s primary function is to craft compelling narratives to help CCCS become a recognized leader on topics and issues related to the community college sector and demonstrate how System colleges benefit the community. Special focus will be on creating content that helps break down complex topics and uses language suitable for diverse audiences (natural language), ranging from professionals in academia to legislators and adolescents. The Communications Manager will also seek re-occurring publishing opportunities for the System President and other senior leadership to help CCCS become a respected community voice.

The Manager works with a high degree of autonomy and independence. As such, will be required to learn about issues and topics related to policy as it affects higher education/the community college sector; the Colorado legislative process; academic programs offered through CCCS colleges and CCConline; Career Technical Education programs; and additional topics that may be deemed relevant. Composition types include: articles for news and print, statements, fact sheets, reports, blog posts, ads, headliners, event programs, and brochures.

The Communications Manager will also provide support to the Director on materials needed to prepare the System President and staff required to testify on bills or speak to the public or press on matters related to CCCS, including legislation and emergency response. 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, in journalism, communications, or related field. 
  • Two years of relevant experience that includes:
    • Publishing articles, freelance work, or writing compositions.
    • Demonstrable portfolio of published articles.
  • Master’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field.
  • Five years of relevant experience that includes:
    • Publishing articles, freelance work, or writing compositions.
    • Demonstrable portfolio of published articles.
  • Professional communications experience within Higher Education

Characteristics of a successful applicant includes:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice for various types of content and audiences.
  • Must be available 24/7 to appropriately respond to critical communication and writing needs.
  • Ability to follow strict deadlines and fact-check information.
  • Ability to exercise discretionary judgment and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and have great follow through on projects to completion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Well organized.
  • Team player with a positive outlook and an ability to easily interact with a diverse group of individuals.
$52,000 - $68,000

How to Apply:

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Applicant materials must be received by the close date and you will need to upload all of the requested documents, in order to ensure full consideration. 

Colorado Community College System
Human Resources 9101 E Lowry Blvd. Denver CO 80230-6011