Aqua America, Inc. (Aqua) is one of the nation’s largest U.S.-based, publicly traded water and wastewater utilities. Aqua’s history dates back to January 4, 1886, when a group of Swarthmore College professors were granted a charter to supply water to the residents of Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Today, Aqua has approximately 1,500 fulltime employees and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WTR. Through its operating subsidiaries, Aqua serves approximately 3 million residents in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia, and the organization continues to grow its operations through acquisitions. Aqua offers liquid waste hauling and disposal, and water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. It also provides water and sewer line repair services, and protection solutions to households; backflow prevention, construction, and other non-regulated water and wastewater services; and non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry. Aqua serves residential, commercial, fire protection, industrial, wastewater, and other utility customers.
The Director of Marketing and Employee Communications reports directly to Aqua’s CEO. He/she will be responsible for planning, development and implementation of Aqua’s communication strategies, marketing strategies, and public relations activities, both external and internal. The Director of marketing and Employee Communications will direct the efforts of the marketing, communications and public relations staff and coordinate, at the strategic and tactical levels, with the other functions of the organization. He/she will lead the department to build Aqua’s reputation through comprehensive public relations plans for each state and the corporation, building Aqua’s brand and community relations.
Required Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism or related field required, advanced degree preferred. 10+ years of corporate communications experience – corporate, public or agency. Strong content creation and writing skills along with the ability to edit effectively.
The following skills are critical for success in this position: Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong presentation skills. Highly developed interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills, attention to details, quality assurance and follow through. Thorough knowledge of grammar and usage, familiarity with AP Style preferred. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
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Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.
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