The City of Indian Wells, with just over 5,450 full-time residents, is a premier resort destination located in the heart of the Coachella Valley. The community features top tier retail options, restaurants and services more common to highly urban areas. Attracting more than half a million tourists annually, Indian Wells is host to the BNP Paribas Open, and offers world-class golf at six prestigious country clubs and a City-owned championship course.
Yet, the Valley offers a cost of living far lower than other areas in California. The result – a great opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life at a more affordable price. The school districts are recognized under the State’s Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, California Distinguished Schools Program, and as one of “America’s Healthiest Schools.” Indian Wells is within a 20-minute drive of Palm Springs International Airport, and two hours to Los Angeles and San Diego.
The City organization operates under a contract model with 28 full-time employees who manage contracts for many of the high-quality services provided to residents. The City is a Council/Manager City with five Council Members elected at large. This model provides fiscal stability and enables the City to respond quickly to change. An operating budget of approximately $40 million annually is backed by $65 million in reserves, allowing Indian Wells to implement exciting projects and events.
The employee culture of Indian Wells is focused on developing employee excellence to match the demands of a community with high expectations. Staff follows a city-wide team dynamic and shares ideas to develop solutions to special projects. Significant resources are available to support employee training, and participation in professional association is encouraged to both enhance employee capability and ensure identification of best practices to be implemented in the City. The City is committed to information technology and leverages software to create efficiency and provide a high level of customer service.
Indian Wells works closely with the five resort hotels, Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau to expand tourism in the City. This position is a unique opportunity to manage marketing and tourism from a local government perspective and operate between the international, national, regional and site-specific level of tourism efforts.
Director of Marketing and Communications:
Manages and provides direction in all marketing, public relations, and tourism activities including:
creating advertising and media programs,
developing strategic City, Indian Wells Campus and golf marketing plans and programs,
analyzing market trends and customer needs,
directing design and content of the City website and TV channel,
managing internal and external communications,
planning tourism events.
managing social media to ensure new and consistent information is posted regularly,
This position will be responsible for developing and evaluating the effectiveness of a marketing, branding, and communications program that proactively conveys the City’s achievements and successes to both internal and external stakeholders. These programs should strive to identify appropriate messages and communications tools for target audiences. The Director Marketing and Communications supervises one (1) full time employee and reports to the City Manager as part of the Executive Team.
For full job description, visit www.cityofindianwells.org.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2018 Anticipated Interviews: Week of August 13, 2018 Start Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in marketing, public or business administration, or a closely related field. The ideal applicant should have progressively responsible supervisory experience in the marketing or public relations field.
Additional Salary Information: Indian Wells provides a competitive total compensation package including paid vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 100% employer paid HMO medical benefits including vision and dental, long-term disability insurance coverage, $100,000 life insurance policy, 457 and 401a deferred compensation retirement plans, $1,000 annual medical stipend, CalPERS defined benefit retirement plans with 2.7% at 55 formula for classic members and 2% at 62 formula for new members, along with participation in Social Security.
About City of Indian Wells
Create an unsurpassed quality of life for residents and guests by providing superior public safety, exceptional service and outstanding amenities that will further enhance our image as a prestigious community and international resort destination.