Are you a communications professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy taking communications projects from planning to implementation? Do you know the difference between a goal, an objective, and a measurable outcome? Then we’re looking for you!
Sturgeon County is looking for a Senior Communications Officer responsible for the implementation of stakeholder communications to support a diverse array of municipal projects, programs and services. The ideal candidate is positive, hard-working, kind, innovative and must thrive working as part of a team. Most of the work can be completed remotely but the successful candidate must be able to work from a Sturgeon County facility when needed.
Providing support specifically to the Development and Strategic Services Division, including Economic Development and Ecosystem Services and Planning and Development Services, but also corporately as required:
Consult and collaborate across with all levels of the organization to develop communications strategies and responses to both internal and external matters, including reputation, and sensitive and confidential issues.
Implement and coordinate a variety of integrated brand-aligned external communications initiatives across current and emerging platforms, including print, digital signage, social media, and web content.
Activities include the production and delivery of a high volume of communications projects and initiatives including briefings, speaking notes, website content, e-newsletters, news releases, social media, speeches, and presentations.
Monitors media and coordinates responses to media inquiries for information and interviews, and assists, as needed, the appropriate spokesperson to develop key messaging for interviews.
Coordinate marketing and communications tactics for county events and projects.
Undertakes a primary role in media and public relations during emergencies, coordinating clear, effective and timely communications, providing direction and advice on crisis communications and serving as Information Officer as required.
Attends Council and management meetings as required to keep well-informed of issues that may have communications-related implications.
Providing advice and executive briefings to support Council, Leadership team and other internal stakeholders in proactively identifying and mitigating issues.
Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
Post-secondary education in communications or public relations supplemented by eight (8) years of related experience.
Accreditation from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) or certified Strategic Communication Management Professional with the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) considered an asset.
Previous experience working in Municipal Government is ideal.
Extensive knowledge of best practices as they relate to strategic corporate communications, issues management, marketing and media relations.
Skilled, experienced writer with strong interpersonal and communication skills and possess a very detail-oriented work style.
Exceptional organization skills and capable of working under pressure in a busy environment.
Ability to interact effectively, courteously and professionally with the public, media contacts, other municipal staff and will contribute to a positive teamwork environment.
Ability to establish and maintain co-operative and constructive relationships at all levels of the organization and representatives of external agencies.
Proficient skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft, Social Media tools and web software programs.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $84, 493.00-$111,186.00
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Posted Date: June 09, 2022
Closing Date: June 26, 2022