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Director of Communications

Office of the Connecticut State Treasurer
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
19 days ago



The Office of the State Treasurer exists to provide and ensure effective financial management of public resources, high standards of professionalism and integrity, and expanding opportunity for State of Connecticut residents and businesses. Under the leadership of Connecticut’s State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden, the Office of the Treasurer (OTT) is dedicated to safeguarding the state’s financial resources and taxpayers’ dollars, while maximizing returns, minimizing risks and operating at the highest professional and ethical standards. Through investments and disbursements, the Office continues to enhance the State’s fiscal stability, financial literacy, college savings, and its approach to leveraging business partnerships to combat social issues such as gun violence, climate change, and equal opportunity in economic growth that impact shareholder value.

We are accepting applications for the position of Director of Communications. This fulltime, (40 hours per week, Monday-Friday), position is located in Hartford, CT, and offers a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off!

Scope of Work:

The Director of Communications is the Office of the Treasurer's chief communications strategists and has responsibility for directing the development and implementation of the Office's comprehensive communications plan. The incumbent in this role will be responsible for working across Treasury divisions and units, drafting, reviewing, and finalizing language in support of the work of the Office of the Treasurer.

This is an unclassified position (Executive Assistant 1) and is appointed position in accordance with Section 3-13a of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) which serves at the will of the Treasurer. Please note that the Executive Assistant 1 title is a system title only; the work of the Director of Communications is summarized below.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen eye for detail and have a strong foundational understanding of content generation and vision how to communicate the work of the Office of the Treasurer effectively and accurately. Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise public relations and marketing activities for the Office of the Treasurer’s core functions
  • Maintain relationships with all media (local, state, and national) outlets, including the financial sector
  • Manage the creation, drafting and/or editing of press releases, press advisories, editorials, brochures, internal communications, electronic social media postings, and other presentation materials
  • Oversee the Initiation, development, and implementation of electronic forms of communication, and manage the design and content of the Office of the Treasurer’s website
  • Draft and/or edit speeches and talking points for various groups of interest to the Office of the Treasurer
  • Other duties as assigned.

Selection Plan: 

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: cover letter, three writing samples and 3-5 references. In addition, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., may also be requested, at the discretion of the hiring agency.

NOTE: All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13B (2a) and 13D (2a) and as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work):

Acts as an executive assistant to a state elective officer or department head as defined in Section 4-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes and performs such duties as are assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience and training:

  • Professional experience in communications, public information, public relations, journalism, or related field of equivalent experience.


AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59207682
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Company Name: Office of the Connecticut State Treasurer
  • Position Title: Director of Communications
  • Job Function: Public Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $105,000.00 - $139,875.00 (Yearly Salary)

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