Director of Communications

Vistra Communications - Lutz, FL5.0

Full-timeEstimated: $81,000 - $110,000 a year
Vistra has an immediate opening for a DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS in Lutz, FL.


Vistra is growing and we want to work with others who share the same passion for success! Vistra is an SBA 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). We are an experienced integrated marketing and communications consulting agency working with corporate, nonprofit and government clients. Our diversity, collaboration and creative energy are apparent in everything we do – from prioritizing client success, providing quality service, demonstrating respect for others, developing meaningful relationships to engaging with our community. Vistra has a culture defined by professional integrity and rooted in long-lasting relationships.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits with medical, dental and vision insurance, employer HSA contribution, paid time off, company-matching retirement benefits, disability insurance, life insurance, Employee Assistant Program, Discount Program, and Tricare supplemental benefits.

The Director of Communications works collaboratively with senior leadership to develop and implement impactful communication strategies primarily focused on Vistra’s local and state government programs. The Director of Communications is primarily responsible for strategy, communications counsel, public affairs, public information, community outreach and event coordination support for our local and state government clients. This position has business development responsibilities.

Leads, plans and manages the development and implementation of strategic communications initiatives and campaigns for corporate and government clients.
Collaborates with clients to determine and implement appropriate communications and public relations strategies or tools to meet client needs.
Responsible for state and local government business development through relationship building, lead generation, proposal development and account growth activities. Assists with developing and implementing multi-year department and company growth strategies.
Liaisons with community leaders, industry influencers, community groups and governmental agencies.
Manages client relationships.
Writes and edits internal and external communications, including collateral, website content, public information materials, media materials and proposals.
Serves as a communications team leader to support client services and team member professional development.
Manages and develops project teams, schedules, budgets and metrics.
Represents Vistra and/or clients by participating in community meetings and events.
Some travel required.
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in communications, public relations, marketing, advertising or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in public involvement, public information/community outreach, public relations and/or media relations.
Must have experience working on projects for city, county or state agencies.
Strong written and oral presentation and communications skills.
Excellent planning, execution and marketing skills.
Ability to lead projects and teams that successfully achieve milestones.
Customer service oriented with the ability to interact with the client at various levels.
Ability to work effectively under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
Vistra Communications is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other protected status. Vistra Communications is a drug-free workplace. EEO is the law. Applicants to, and team members of, Vistra Communications are protected under federal law from discrimination.