Communications & Engagement Specialist

Human Resources

Central Office378 State StreetCharlotte, MI 48813
Full Time
$40,000 - $45,000 per year
Central Office

Position: Communications & Engagement Specialist

Salary:  $40,000 - $45,000 Annually

Reports To: Director of Human Resources & Communications

Status: Full Time, Year-Round


JOB SUMMARY:    As the Communications & Engagement Specialist, you will play a critical role in fostering a positive and engaging work environment while effectively communicating our district's message both internally and externally. You will work closely with the HR team and various departments to ensure clear communication channels, employee engagement, and effective HR operations.


  1. Internal Communication:
    • Develop and implement internal communication strategies to ensure employees are informed and engaged.
    • Manage internal communication platforms, including email newsletters, intranet, and employee meetings.
    • Create and distribute communications related to company policies, procedures, and announcements.
    • Foster a culture of transparency and open communication within the organization.
  2. External Communication:
    • Develop and execute external communication plans to enhance the company's brand and reputation.
    • Manage social media channels, website content, and other external communication platforms.
    • Draft press releases, articles, and other materials to promote company initiatives and achievements.
    • Monitor media coverage and industry trends to identify opportunities for proactive communication.
  3. HR Support:
    • Assist with recruitment efforts, including job postings, candidate screening, and interview coordination.
    • Support onboarding and orientation processes for new hires.
    • Coordinate employee training and development programs.
    • Handle employee inquiries related to HR policies, benefits, and procedures.
    • Maintain accurate HR records and documentation.
  4. Event Coordination:
    • Plan and organize company events, such as team-building activities, holiday parties, and volunteer initiatives.
    • Coordinate logistics, including venue selection, catering, and vendor management.
    • Ensure events align with company culture and objectives.
  5. Employee Engagement:
    • Develop and implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement and satisfaction.
    • Gather feedback through surveys, focus groups, and other methods to identify areas for improvement.
    • Collaborate with department managers to address employee concerns and promote a positive work environment.


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or a related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and communication platforms.
  • Understanding of a variety of social media platforms, website management, and graphic design software.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to discern between confidential information and public information. 
  • Strong desire to make a positive impact on the organization and our stakeholders.

Candidates who possess a combination of relevant education and work experience are encouraged to apply. We value diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and we believe that a candidate's skills and capabilities are more important than the specific path they took to acquire them.

Join us and become a valued member of our team, where your contributions will make a meaningful impact on our district's success. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for professional growth and development. Apply now to be part of our exciting journey!

Date Wanted:  July 1, 2024

Deadline to Apply:  Until Filled

Application Procedure:
Apply online at:  
**Be sure to include an accurate email address for yourself, as well as references.
Once the application is submitted, applicants will receive an automated email notifying of receipt of the application.
Applicants will receive emails as progress is made throughout the process, as identified below.

  • When the application is submitted.
  • If selected for an interview.
  • If changes occur to the position.
  • Once a candidate has been identified for hire.

Selection Procedure:
Please note, communication throughout the application, selection, and recruitment process is primarily online via email.  If identified to come in for an interview, applicants will receive an email from human resources to schedule the interview.

Please include email addresses for references, as the references are sent via an online form.
  **The reference checking process can start as early as when the first interview is scheduled, so please inform human resources in your response to the interview request if there is concern for sending reference checks out at that point of the process.
The interview process may take several weeks, so we greatly appreciate your patience as we work diligently to identify the most qualified candidates for our district!

Charlotte Public Schools complies with all state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all regulations of the U.S. Department of Education.  It is the policy of Charlotte Board of Education that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, or handicap shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.

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