Communications Director: Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Communications Director: Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Communications Director

Application Review Date: November 30, 2018

Open Until Filled

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is soliciting applications for a Communications Director. This is a full-time position reporting to the Tribal Council.

The Communications Director is a senior professional resource for the Tribal Council and the Tribe’s senior management team. The Director will recommend and guide the strategy for all communications, website and public relations messages to consistently articulate the Tribe’s mission and objectives with integrity and neutrality.

The successful candidate for this position must meet each of the following requirements:

— A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Relations, Business, Journalism or other relevant field; and,

— Ten years of successful full-time professional experience in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism, preferably in a multi-platform news environment including news writing and editing, webpage production and content, press releases while acting as the primary spokesperson to the public.

— Must have at least five years of supervisory experience at a senior level.

— Must demonstrate knowledge of public media standards and values, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and proficiency in online research and multimedia production.

— Must have a strong track record as an implementer who is able to manage a variety of key initiatives concurrently.

Salary for the Communications Director position is dependent upon qualifications and experience. In addition to salary, the Puyallup Tribe provides a generous employee benefits package that includes medical/vision, dental, life insurance and retirement/ 401(k) plan, as well as paid vacation/sick leave and holidays.


Inquiries regarding the Communications Director position should be directed to Linda Jarnagin, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Human Resources Department, 3009 E. Portland Ave., Tacoma, WA 98404; 253-573-7864; or by email to Do not send resumes to this email – apply through the link. Thank you.

The Puyallup Tribe is an urban, Pacific Northwest tribe located on the southern end of the Puget Sound near the city of Tacoma, Washington. We are a sovereign Indian nation of more than 5,000 members, committed to practicing and preserving our traditions and ways of life. We serve our people and our neighbors with generosity and respect – it is the heart of who we are. For more information, please check our website.