Job is Expired Community Relations Manager

Whatcom County Library System / Rural library district

Job deadline Apply by February 15th, 2019   Job salary $82,975.00 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Washington Washington

Job Description

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking a proactive and innovative Community Relations Manager to provide strategic leadership in developing and executing the Library’s marketing, communications, digital strategy, and special project plans to meet the WCLS mission, goals and objectives; supervise Community Relations staff; and serve as a member of the management team. Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field and five or more years of professional experience related to the duties of the position, including at least two years of supervisory experience. Full-time, exempt level management position with a hiring range of $82,975 to $87,954 annually, plus excellent benefits. Apply by Friday, February 15. Learn more about this exciting opportunity at:

Description of Community

Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone.  With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.  Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County is the perfect mix of friendly rural communities with the amenities and attractions of large cities nearby. 

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor 2 -
Professional - 5
Library - -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

You are a positive and enthusiastic leader and manager with a strong understanding of the full range of community relations activities and a passionate commitment to library service.  You have excellent marketing and communication skills and a proven track record of building internal and external relationships to influence and build support for an organization or cause. You are knowledgeable about principles and procedures, best practices, trends and developments related to marketing, communications, graphic design, and copywriting.  Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely.  Five or more years’ recent, progressively responsible, and professional experience related to the duties of the position, including at least two years of supervisory experience

Application Requirements

*  Application packet must include:

HR Contact Information

Christina Read, Human Resources Manager

Whatcom County Library System

5205 Northwest Drive

Bellingham, WA  98226

Phone: (360) 305-3607

Email to:


Job Posting:

Supplemental Questions:

Employment Application Form:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not required

Salary Wage Calculator $82,975.00 per year

Hours per week





Not specified


Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

January 17th, 2019

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