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Manager of Communications

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Town of High River
Job Description : 

Town of High River invites applications for a Permanent, Full-time Manager of Communications

The Manager of Communications is a key member of the Leadership Team, functioning as a strategic advisor in supporting the organization’s priorities.  As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to work on important projects that are helping to shape the future of the town. You can enjoy working in a community with a small town lifestyle with convenient access to larger centres; High River is a vibrant and thriving community that offers an inclusive social environment and locally-owned dynamic businesses.We strive to provide a culture that’s open, welcoming, supportive, and respectful; where the health, safety and security of our employees is a priority. We offer a positive, friendly and healthy work environment where each employee’s contributions make a difference and work/life balance is valued.

In this hands-on, working leadership role, you will be actively involved in the day-to-day activities and decisions of the division. This position provides leadership and mentorship to the Communications Advisor, while working closely with all members of the Leadership Team. You will provide overall strategic communications guidance, direction and coaching to Council and all levels of staff. Overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic communications strategies is an important function of this role as are creating the related marketing, media, and public relations campaigns, policies and procedures and print materials.

For this position, you possess a bachelor’s degree in communications or public relations and you have six to ten years relevant experience in progressively responsible positions, with five years in leadership positions. Public sector experience is considered an asset. You have the demonstrated leadership ability with strong coaching and mentoring skills. Additionally, you have the ability to act as the Town’s spokesperson or select spokesperson(s), and provide key messages to equip them to interact with the media. Strong political acumen, demonstrated discretion, diplomacy, and tact are a must.

Closing Date: 
February 13, 2018
Application Return: 

To explore this career opportunity, or to find additional information, please visit our website at www.highriver.ca, click on Careers and apply through our online application process. Please submit your resume and cover letter no later than February 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Questions or inquiries can be emailed to opportunities@highriver.ca.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.