This position integrates three domains of responsibility into one role as part of the service that Transdev provides to the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in New Orleans in its Public-Private Operating Partnership. This includes responsibility for External Communications (Media Relations and Community Outreach), Interagency Relations and Internal Communications. The PIO will manage two direct reports, and will report to the VP of Transdev who serves as General Manager of the contract with the RTA in New Orleans.
Responsible for managing the agency's reputation and image in the media and greater community
Will act as the public spokesperson the RTA
Responsible for community outreach and maintaing relationship with community partnerships
Develop comprehensive outreach programs to educate passengers and a wide variety of the community
Developing effective relationships to reach key stakeholders
Collaborating with the Marketing/Customer Experience team, HR, and senior managers to communicate with employees the RTA direction, vision and values
Prepare and manage the Public Information Office's annual budget
Manage the Department’s resources and staff to obtain maximum benefit through organizational structure, training, and leadership
Education, Licensing, and Certifications Required :
- Bachelor's Degree required
Experience Required :
Minimum of ten (10) years of extensive executive-level management experience in a large public organization with demonstrated ability to direct complex media relations, marketing, communication, internal communications, community engagement and interagency relations programs, as well as a diverse staff.
Experience in the transportation field preferred
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Superior oral and written communication skills
Proactive style, self-starter who takes effectivve action to generate results
Ability to serve as a spokesperson in media and other venues to effectively communicate all topics
Ability to effectively direct, supervise, and evaluate staff
Ability to interact effectively with management, staff, politicans, business leaders, and others outside of the organizaiton.
Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality.
- Must submit to drug testing and a background check
Work is accomplished in an office or in a cubicle space equipped with a telephone and computer.
The employee is generally subjected to long periods spent sitting, typing, or looking at a computer screen.
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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.
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Drug free workplace
If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check
Requisition ID 2018-8324
Position Category Administrative/Clerical/Payroll/HR/Accounting
Internal Code #TNA
Internal Reference 480
Internal Code 3 Ind1
Company/Division Transdev Services