Director of Communications [JRP-02263]

Posted On: Feb 22, 2023
Company: The Woodlands Township

The Woodlands Township is a special purpose district that acts as the governmental service provider for the community, located on 28,000 acres of forestland 27 miles north of Houston, Texas. The community has more than 120,000 residents, 2,100 businesses and a valuation of more than $22 billion. The Woodlands Township was named Best City to Live in America by for the second consecutive year, as well as ranked in the Top 10 for the following categories: Best Cities to Buy a House in America, Best Cities to Raise a Family in America, Cities with the Best Public Schools in America, Best Cities to Retire in America!

The Communications Department focuses on awareness of The Woodlands Township and how it serves the general public, as well as maintaining the Township’s website and social media presence, and the publication of the monthly Woodlands Community Magazine. The department works with the Township’s Board of Directors and staff, residents and businesses, media entities, government entities, for-profit and nonprofit associations. The department has an annual budget for FY2023 of approximately $1M and is comprised of 8 full-time staff positions including the Director of Communications, Communications Manager, Senior Communications Specialist, two Communications Specialists, Social Media Specialist, Media Specialist, and Senior Administrative Assistant.

We are currently seeking to hire a Director of Communications. Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, you will establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with employees, peers, community members, and other stakeholders including elected officials to provide strategic advice to Township departments in developing key messages and executive communications on high-profile issues, as well as developing and executing the strategic framework to promote and enhance the Township’s brand. In this role, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Township’s diverse social media strategies, internal and external communications, public relation and media campaigns and strategies, crisis communication and management and multimedia integration that align with the Township’s overall strategic plan, goals, and vision. The selected candidate for this role will be a creative, strategic and “big picture” thinker with the capacity to reimagine the Township’s communications organization, platforms, and delivery mechanisms. The annual salary range for this role is: $125,000 to $160,000.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Communications or related field
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in communications and outreach/public engagement
  • Three years in a managerial/supervisory role
  • Experience in Communications including developing and implementing enterprise-wide communications strategies, marketing/outreach, and written, verbal, social media and website content communication skills
  • Prior experience working in the public sector is highly desired

For more information about this role before or after applying, contact: Kylie Wilson, CPS HR Consulting.  The Woodlands Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted On

Feb 22, 2023


The Woodlands Township