• Full Time
  • Boulder, CO
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Website University of Colorado - Boulder

Under the direction of the university’s Chief Spokesperson and its Chief of Police, the Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for the spokesperson and messaging needs of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD). This is a safety-sensitive position, exercising a high degree of discretion, trust and confidence.

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The PIO handles the day-to-day media spokesperson duties for the Police Department on proactive crime prevention, investigations, emergency management and other topics related to campus safety. The position is responsible for maintaining the CUPD website, social media channels and writing articles for the CU Boulder Today campus newsletter and other internal platforms. The PIO generates story ideas to proactively promote CUPD internally and externally in multiple communication channels.

The PIO works formally as part of the Office of Strategic Relations and Communications (SRC) to ensure that CUPD communications are consistent with overall university messaging and to take advantage of the campus’s combined communication resources. The PIO works at the Police Department office and collaborates with the Chief of Police and other department leaders to develop public safety messaging, responses to media queries and promotional content.  In order to accomplish this, they will have access to highly confidential law enforcement information including developing criminal investigations through the police department’s reporting system.

The PIO spends time in SRC reporting to the campus’s Chief Spokesperson and staying current on university messaging platforms, emerging stories that could affect CUPD communication or campus communication.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.