Communications and Community Outreach Manager

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO)

Job Description

This position is serves as the Communications and Community Outreach Manager for UIA and is responsible for the administration and coordination of all communication and Community Outreach functions for the Agency. This position will lead and direct the Agency’s strategic internal and external communications and outreach efforts, which includes media/public relations, digital communications, graphic and video needs and managing the staff in those areas. Duties also include establishing comprehensive program objectives, goals, and priorities and identifying/implementing specialized public relations and media operating policies and procedures. This position serves as UIA’s media spokesperson and will work closely with the Governor’s Office, LEO Director’s Office, LEO entities, other State agencies, and external constituency groups. This position is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of policies, programs, procedures and standards that have Agency-wide impact. In addition, this position is responsible for management and day-to-day oversight of the Communications and Public Relations team.

Position Description

Required Education and Experience

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major.

Four years of professional experience, including two years equivalent to the experienced (P11) level or one year equivalent to the advanced (12) level.

Alternate Education and Experience

Education level typically acquired through completion of high school and two years of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 14 level; or, one year of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 15 level, may be substituted for the education and experience requirements.

Additional Requirements and Information

Salary for this position is entirely federally funded. Under federal law an employee whose salary is entirely federally funded may not be a candidate for public office in a partisan election.
Please attach a cover letter, detailed resume, and your official college transcript(s) to your application. For our purposes, “official college transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal. A scanned or electronic copy is acceptable, as long as it contains the elements listed above. The college/university does not have to send the transcript directly to LEO.  For more information regarding official transcripts, click here (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader).

Applicants who possess a degree from a foreign college or university must have their academic credentials evaluated or converted into U.S. educational equivalents unless the degree has been recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  Go to evaluators for a list of accepted organizations that evaluate foreign credentials.  Failure to provide this evaluation at the time of application may result in you being screened out of the process.

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions.  Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

All classified employees are subject to Civil Service Rule 2-8 Ethical Standards and Conduct and will be expected to disclose any personal and financial interests that may conflict with official duties as a classified employee.


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