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Deputy Director of Media Relations

  • Kansas Department for Children and Families
  • Topeka (Full-Time, Hybrid)

Posted: Jan 29, 2024


Job Description:

The Kansas Department for Children and Families is hiring innovators and leaders. If you believe people can progress, succeed, grow, and do well in life, you can discover your purpose here! Find more than just a job with DCF. You can be part of the growth and opportunity for our team to help serve the individuals and families in your community. Thrive With Us and find your career and purpose!

The deputy director of media relations plans, organizes and directs the agency’s external public information program and serves as the official spokesperson for the agency. Plans, organizes and directs the agency’s external information program, including proactive communications outreach to support the programs and services of the agency and creating and directing crisis communication strategy.

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Minimum Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree in strategic communications, public relations, journalism or related field is required, or six years of relevant experience is required.

The position requires considerable skills in written and verbal communication. Public speaking is important since this is often required. Ability to use Word, Excel, Power Point, InDesign, Photoshop, multimedia platforms, social media platforms, and other software.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in public affairs is preferred. Working knowledge of child welfare and social services is preferred.

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:

  • Security Clearance: A background check (KBI – criminal background, welfare fraud, driver’s license and Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry) is required for all positions with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) as a condition of employment, which may include fingerprinting and FBI check. Security clearance must be obtained prior to employment with DCF. Must maintain security clearance throughout employment.
  • Tax Clearance: If offered a position of employment, a valid/current Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate must be submitted. Visit the KDOR Tax Clearance Request Information page for more information.

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Required Documents* for this Application to be Complete

Upload these on the Careers – My Job Applications page

  • State of Kansas online application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Transcripts** (if educational requirements are listed for this position)
  • **If degree is a requirement listed, transcript must show proof of
  • graduation or degree obtained.
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)

*Required documents must be uploaded by close date. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $70,000