The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking applicants for the position of
Communications and Outreach Director. This position reports to the Wildlife Resources Deputy Director – Business Operations.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Outreach/Education – develop and manage educational centers at multiple sites
statewide; manage educational programs in schools and assist in partnerships with other
educational experts in the state to keep wildlife and conservation in the classroom;
Regional Outreach – manage each regional outreach coordinator in 4 regions of the state
to better serve demand for public programs.
• Public Information Officer – manage both external and internal communications of the
department; act as a liaison to Commissioners and Directors for proactive
communications; serve as agency contact for media opportunities including news releases,
communications planning, media relations, Web and social media management, crisis
communication, publications and multi-media presentations, video production and special
• Newsletter/Blog Management – implement and manage the agency blog; coordinate
articles and strategically topical newsletters from contributors; create plans to increase
• Agency Communications Strategy and Brand Management – create plans to increase the
agency brand throughout the State; ensure all communications and educational plans are
culturally sensitive; establish community networks to diversify thought and
communications strategy; develop consistent methods of communication to ensure focus
of response is relevant to the agency’s mission across all divisions.
Minimum Qualifications: For this executive service position, the acceptable minimum
qualifications are determined by the appointing authority.
External applicants can go to www.tn.gov and search on the careers page for the job ID 26882.
You will be able to search for and apply for the Communications and Outreach Director until the close of business on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
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