The Municipal District of Taber is a growing rural municipality in Southern Alberta that blends an exceptional rural lifestyle with all the amenities of urban convenience. We are seeking a dynamic and engaged Communications Coordinator to join our highly collaborative and innovative team. The successful candidate will be strongly devoted to public service, be team orientated, innovative and result driven.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Office (CAO), you will take a leading and supporting role in corporate communications with internal and external audiences, while taking ownership over coordination and administration functions for the municipality’s Communications team and program. Our team has a results-driven philosophy and our new team member will take ownership of their role, be adaptable to meet the needs of our organization and have an ability to problem-solve.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The key responsibilities of this position include:
Owned and Shared Media (Website/Newsletter/Social Media)
Curate, author/edit, and implement regular content updates to the organization's websites;
Both independently and in conjunction with other staff members, coordinate ongoing enhancements and improvements for the organization's websites;
Curate, author/edit, and compile newsletters for the organization and its programs that align with larger program, organizational-level communications, and business development strategies;
Administer, curate, and provide content for social media channels, including developing social media strategies that align with larger program, organizational-level communications, and business development strategies;
Review and update older content to ensure it aligns with current messaging; and
Administer associated databases (eg. Subscriber Lists).
Curate, author, and edit organizational content in conjunction with other staff members and contractors, ensuring alignment with organizational branding and framing;
Using the organization's brand templates, provide basic design support to staff, including development of presentations, reports and workshop materials; and
Administer and curate the organization's photo library; including sourcing, editing and selection of images and art.
Other Staff Supports
Support and provide communications guidance to municipal staff as they author content and design materials, including editing for brand voice and keywords, copyediting (CP Style), ensuring quality and consistency of both written content/designed materials, and upholding brand guidelines and standards;
Provide support to staff to ensure alignment with brand (use of templates, tools, etc.).
Coordinate and contribute to the development earned media publicity (eg. through authoring releases/news stories, pitching stories to media, compiling media lists, and prepping staff for interviews).
Participate in and provide feedback to the overall organizational development of the municipality, including participation in staff meetings, organizational planning sessions and organizational evaluation.
Coordination of municipal events including AGM, community open houses, staff gatherings, conferences and other special events.
Develop corresponding public communication/reporting relevant to the organization’s adopted strategic priorities.
Other duties as required.
As a key member of our team you will have the following qualifications:
A post-secondary degree in a related field (Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Business)
Proven technological expertise and strong project management skills.
Possess excellent computer skills with proficiencies in Graphic Design and Editing with applications such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office products such as Publisher and PowerPoint that operate in a window environment. Experience in Web content management (CMS) is an asset.
Strong writing abilities in blogging, content marketing, copywriting and key messaging;
Experience working in a variety of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn);
Some understanding of content marketing principles, including keyword research and strategic tagging/crosslinking of content;
An understanding of the municipal government process and power dynamics in communications.
Experience working with community-based organizations
Ability to work well independently and as part of a highly collaborative team.
The Municipal District of Taber offers a progressive workplace culture that encourages leadership and learning, including opportunities for professional development to improve your existing knowledge and passion for public service, as well as a competitive salary and excellent employee benefit program and LAPP pension.