Community Communications Manager

City of Kelowna


Community Communications Manager

Get involved: shape and share Kelowna’s stories

As the Community Communications Manager, you will develop, implement and monitor our community engagement and research programs that are delivered by all city staff and used by consultants and the development community. The position also oversees all communications for operational departments and communication strategies to mitigate risk to the organization and the delivery of high-risk projects. You will manage a small team of community engagement and communications professionals in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

You are a proven influential leader with expert knowledge and understanding and hands-on experience with both community engagement and communications services. You are accountable, have sound judgement and are a strategic thinker. You also possess excellent management skills and are a strong communicator and team-builder. Your interpersonal skills allow you to effectively lead staff and build strong working relationships and credibility with internal and external stakeholders to advance corporate and Council priorities.

You have a communications or related post-secondary degree with at least 5 years' experience leading, planning, and delivering communications services, ideally with some of your career experience, expertise and accomplishments being achieved in a municipal or public sector organization. Strong writing skills are essential, along with an understanding of news writing style and adherence to Canadian Press and City style guides.

The City of Kelowna is a dynamic team of employees working together to make Kelowna the best mid-sized city in North America. Come work, play and live in Kelowna, a four-season destination and enjoy the many cultural amenities, direct access to exceptional mountain biking, water sports, skiing, golfing and Kelowna’s easy connection to the world through our International Airport. We offer career/professional development, progressive employment practices and a great work environment. This exempt position offers a competitive salary of $90,500 to $100,500 and a fully paid, comprehensive benefits plan, one of Canada’s top pensions, and Earned-Day-Off & Wellness programs for your Work/Life balance.
Apply online at by July 3, 2020

Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the competition closing date
are thanked for their interest.

Organization: City of Kelowna
Location: Kelowna, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Category(s): Communications
Posted: June 12, 2020, 1:40 pm
Expires: July 3, 2020, 4:30 pm

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