The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Association of Governments (AOG) for the area of Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Morgan, Tooele and southern Box Elder Counties in Utah. WFRC builds consensus and enhances quality of life by developing and implementing visions and plans for livable communities, a strong economy, a healthy environment and a well-functioning, multi-modal transportation system.
WFRC is seeking a full-time Communications Manager to lead WFRC's communications efforts related to regional transportation planning and implementation, land use and economic development. The individual in this position will help to shape policy and funding in transportation and related land use and economic development issues that are vital to the future of our region, state and nation.
The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment to address the challenges and opportunities of being one of the fastest-growing states in the country.
The successful candidate will be adept at executing and refining a strategic communications plan. The Communications Manager will serve on the organization’s leadership team and report directly to the WFRC Executive Director. The WFRC Communications Manager will have the following responsibilities:
Develop and implement effective communications plans, including the support of WFRC’s community outreach and public involvement activities.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, state and federal officials and staff, along with other public, private and community partners. This includes WFRC Regional Council members and staff.
Prepare and/or review presentations and other materials for internal and external delivery.
Actively manage and oversee public and media relations, including responding to media inquiries as well as preparing communications for public distribution through traditional and non-traditional media channels.
Manage and keep current a social media strategy, a social media content calendar, and post regularly on WFRC’s accounts.
Oversee WFRC’s public involvement efforts with partners and stakeholders, including local governments, community groups, business organizations, traditionally under-represented populations, and the general public.
Create and curate engaging digital and print assets that can be used across WFRC’s communications channels.
The Wasatch Front Regional Council builds consensus and enhances quality of life by developing and implementing visions and plans for a well-functioning multi-modal transportation system, livable communities, a strong economy, and a healthy environment.