The VDOT communications team centers around ideas and delivery, while customizing materials for our target audiences. This dynamic leader will serve as an Assistant Division Administrator of the Communications Division located at the Central Office in Richmond, VA.
This individual is an exceptional communicator, proven leader and has expertise in a number of areas including strategic internal communications planning, executive communications, and marketing, as well as experience with media and public relations. This role will oversee the planning and execution of internal communications and will act as an interface between leadership and employees. Directs, oversees and measures an internal communications strategy that effectively informs and engages 7,700 employees statewide. This includes producing and delivering messages and campaigns on behalf of leadership and teams within the agency. Serves as strategic counsel and a trusted advisor to senior VDOT leaders; works directly with senior leaders on executive corporate communications including presentations, speeches, talking points, and employee communications.
Though this position is focused on internal communications, the ideal applicant has a proven track record of success in media relations and is adept at crisis communications. Identifies emerging trends and recommends new and innovative initiatives to grow VDOT’s internal communications program. Leads and inspires a team of professionals; sets and communicates clear priorities. Responsible for message development; Provides accurate and timely information about VDOT’s achievements, projects, and services to internal customers utilizing a variety of communication tools including videos, internal newsletters, the intranet, electronic bulletin boards, and email. Participates in 24/7 on-call emergency communications. At times, serves as a media spokesperson.