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Manager of Communications

Cariboo Regional Distirct

Job Description

Competition Number: 21-22
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) invites qualified applicants to apply for the Manager of Communications (exempt) position within the CRD.  This position will be situated in Williams Lake, BC, a thriving community with all major amenities.  The Regional District is known for its agreeable climate and a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities.

DUTIES:  Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Manager of Communications is responsible for the overall management, coordination, and budget control of the internal and external communications program.  The Manager of Communications provides expert advice to senior management and elected officials on communications and public relations policies and strategies; write, coordinate, and evaluate various communications activities within deadline, including briefing documents, speeches, public presentations, press releases; and manage website and social media sites.

The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary diploma or degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism, with related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.  The candidate will have a minimum of 5 years related experience in a corporate communications environment and three years managing employees; a valid class 5 driver’s license and must provide a Driver’s License abstract.  This position will require some travel throughout the CRD for meetings as well as participation in an active Emergency Operations Centre.

SALARY:  This is a full-time position offering a competitive salary.

WORK SITE LOCATION:  Cariboo Regional District Office, Suite D, 180 3rd Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC.  

HOURS OF WORK:  The regular hours of work for this position are 70 bi-weekly hours.  Flexible work hours, including some evenings and weekends may be required.

Qualified candidates wishing to apply and looking for a detailed job description including a list of the required qualifications can be found on the CRD website at www.cariboord.ca/careers.  Applications will be accepted by the undersigned until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all applicants in advance for their submissions; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will receive a response.

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted to participate in the process.

Qualifications

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Manager of Communications is responsible for the overall management, coordination, and budget control of the internal and external communications program. The Manager of Communications provides expert advice to senior management and elected officials on communications and public relations policies and strategies. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Develop and implement corporate and departmental communications plans, public engagement strategies, budgets and policies in support of the general goals and policies set by the organization. 
• Develop and implement an annual business plan for the communications department and manage the communications budget. 
• Ensure all products and messaging align with the organization’s brand, including developing and implementing graphic standards and brand identity. 
• Provide expert advice and direction to the management team and Board members on communication policies and strategies. 
• Develop and implement strategies during crisis and issues management to minimize negative impact and identify potential problems and conflicts to ensure corporate image integrity. Serve as the lead Public Information Officer during Emergency Operations Centre activations. 
• Manage and monitor media relations to promote positive media coverage, prepare news features and news releases, organize news conferences, respond to media inquiries, coach designated spokespersons or act as a spokesperson, and draft key messaging. 
• Write, coordinate, and evaluate various communications activities within deadlines, including briefing documents, speeches, public presentations, and social media campaigns. 
• Design, coordinate and produce external print and digital content within budget and deadline, including newsletters, public notices, advertising, project fact sheets, website copy, social media graphics, videos, and brochures. 
• Organize and attend corporate and special events, such as public meetings, open houses, grand openings, inaugurations, ceremonies, and celebrations. 
• Manage and coordinate the CRD’s website and social media channels. 
• Other duties as assigned by the CAO. 2/2 Manager of Communications Job Description - 2021

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

• Completion of a university degree/diploma in communications, public relations, public affairs, or journalism, or equivalent experience and qualifications. 
• A minimum of five years related experience in a corporate communications environment and three years managing employees. 
• Experience working in public administration or government is a definite asset. 
• Must maintain a valid BC Driver’s license. 
• IAP2 public engagement training an asset.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

• Thorough knowledge of communications and public engagement policies and practices related with a public administration environment. 
• Proven knowledge of communications and public engagement plans, strategies, services, and projects for a variety of target audiences. 
• Proven ability to develop and implement communications plans, report on issues, and analyze consequences using strategic thinking. 
 • Thorough knowledge of dealing with reporters, and media relation skills. 
• Ability to manage successfully several projects at a time. 
• Ability to work under pressure and meet demanding timelines. 
• Strong planning, organization, and problem-solving abilities. 
• Good English writing and verbal skills. 
• Excellent interpersonal skills and committed as a team player. 
• Ability to focus on corporate interest.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

• Manage employees within the department.

WORKING CONDITIONS

• Required to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands. 
• Travel required. 
• Ability to attend and conduct presentations.

This job description contains elements necessary for the identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties as required.

How To Apply

www.cariboord.ca/careers
Contact For This Position
Carrie Davis
Cariboo Regional Distirct
Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue
Williams Lake BC V2G 2A4

Telephone: (250) 392-3351
Fax: (250) 392-2812
cdavis@cariboord.ca

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Job Location
Williams Lake BC
Job Level & Type
Senior Level
Permanent
Listing To Be Posted Until
November 07, 2021
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