Job Posting: 

The City of Lakeway Seeks a Communications Director

Nestled in the western corner of Travis County, Lakeway is ideally situated on the south shore of Lake Travis in the scenic Texas Hill Country. Located about 25 miles west of downtown Austin, Lakeway is a resort community complete with golf courses, tennis courts, marinas, a private airport, a full-service hotel and spa, a 65-mile long lake, 100 acres of parkland and trails, and nearly 500 acres of greenbelts. It is considered one of the finest small cities in the Austin metro area.

Lakeway is a unique, prestigious, growth-managed community with a full-service city government. The City provides police, court, building and development, parks and recreation, streets and drainage, and solid waste management services. Lake Travis Fire Rescue (Travis Co. ESD #6) provides fire suppression and emergency medical response, and municipal utility districts provide water and wastewater services.

The Lakeway City Charter establishes a council-manager form of government. The mayor and six council members are elected at-large, and serve as the legislative body of the city. The city manager reports directly to the city council and administers the day-to-day affairs of the city, implementing the policies established by council and ensuring that the city operates in a fiscally responsible manner. The City's primary sources of revenue are property tax, sales tax, and franchise fees.

Job Description

The Communications Director will plan, develop, and implement strategic public relations campaigns to promote Lakeway as an ideal place to live, work, establish a business, and visit. Coordinate the City’s public information and community relations activities, which includes building positive and effective communication between the community of Lakeway and City officials and employees; serving as the point of contact for media inquiries; and managing community relations, internal and external communications, news releases, social media, and internet content in the promotion of City operations, events, programs, and services.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: City Manager

Candidate Qualities

Please visit city website to obtain complete job description.

Candidate Qualifications

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree required in communication, journalism, public relations, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • TAMIO Certified Public Communicator or the ability to obtain within the 18 months.

Experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in working with the media in routine and emergency situations; minimum of five years’ of experience in a government entity such as a county, city, public school, or similar environment.
  • Or any combination of education and/or experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.

License

  • Valid Texas Driver License or ability to obtain with satisfactory driving record, as defined by City policy upon conditional offer.
  • Proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to work in the United States legally upon conditional offer.

How to Apply

A city online application is required. Please upload your resume and cover letter at time of application. No other documents are required at this time. Failure to follow application instructions will eliminate you from consideration.

Should you have any questions, please contact Human Resources Manager, Wendy Askey at 512-314-7508.You will need to create an account.

Once you have successfully submitted your application you will receive the following message:Application Submitted Successfully! Thank you for submitting your application for this job. Your application will be considered with others during the application process and you will be notified of your status accordingly. 

If interested, please apply online using the link below:
https://tx-lakeway.civicplushrms.com/careers/