Communications and Public Relations Director

$111,509 - $142,174 yearly
  • Guilford County Government
  • Greensboro, NC, USA
  • Feb 10, 2024
Full time Administration/Management Communications & Marketing Community Engagement

Job Description

The Position

Guilford County is a high-performing local government organization that Empowers Successful People to thrive in a Strong Community supported by Quality Government.  Dedicated to an internal and external communication strategy that is well-aligned with the County’s core values and advances the County’s purpose, the Communications and Public Relations Director will oversee Guilford County's comprehensive public relations and communications strategy to tell the County’s story.  The Director will build strong internal and external partnerships, cultivate community engagement and high visibility for the County with a consistent voice, and maximize media value for the County.

Full requirements available online here: Communications and Public Relations Director

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or a related field; and,
  • Eight (8) years of progressive experience overseeing public relations and communications functions in a complex local government or similar public service-oriented organization; including,
  • Three (3) of those years in a supervisory capacity. 
  • Valid driver license.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in a field closely related to public relations and communications. 
  • Successful experience working in a leadership role in local, state, or federal government public communications. 
  • A track record of successfully applying systems-thinking approaches and cross-sector collaborations to improve services and resident outcomes.
  • Experience leading and developing a communications team that delivers both internal and external communication services.  
  • Demonstrated experience with brand development, website content and management, multi-media communication, and the ability to reach multicultural audiences.

The County 

Empowering Successful People to thrive in a Strong Community supported by Quality Government

Transparency & Communication | Equity & Inclusion | Accountability | Service & Outcomes Excellence | Our People Matter

Adherence to our purpose and core values gets Guilford County noticed.  Guilford County is one of only 55 counties nationwide to earn the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies; it has received national awards for its services, including its innovative work to reduce racial disparities in infant mortality; and has turned heads with its OneGuilford approach to collaborative and transformational solutions to address community needs, such as implementation of a $2 billion school bond program - one of the nation’s largest school facility improvement initiatives.

  • Serves ~560,000 residents
  • Full range of services: Public Health, Public Safety, Behavioral Health, Social Services, Animal Services, Recreation, and more. 
  • ~3,000 permanent positions


Expected hiring range is typically minimum to market:  $111,509 (min) - $142,174 (market).  The full salary range is:  $111,509 (min) - $142,174 (market) - $199,467 (max).  Salary will depend on qualifications and be accompanied  by an excellent benefits package.

More information and online application are available here: Communications and Public Relations Director