Manager of Communications
Manager of Communications
July 22, 2020
We are the third largest regional district in BC and deliver over 100 services to six municipalities and eight electoral areas. Our region covers more than 13,000 km2 stretching from the City of Abbotsford to Boston Bar. In short, we have a little bit of everything. We are now seeking a dynamic team player who will provide leadership as Manager of Communications.
The Manager of Communications is accountable to the Director of Corporate Affairs and will provide leadership by offering professional communication services, strategic communication direction and technical advice. The Manager of Communications will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and the Board Chair to articulate the strategic vision of the Board. The Manager will promote a positive FVRD image while managing the dissemination of information with a customer service “Citizens and Communities first” approach. The Manager acts as a resource to support FVRD departmental staff in ensuring communication materials are developed and reflect the FVRD’s brand image.
We offer a positive, supportive, team-based work environment with an emphasis on collaboration. We believe in lifelong learning and are committed to providing and supporting training and professional development opportunities for our staff. If you have a positive, can-do attitude and a keen sense of humour, you will fit right in.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Post-secondary degree in communications, public relations and/or marketing, coupled with at least five years of progressive relevant work experience;
- Minimum two years recent communications experience in local government or similar environment; experience in handling complex issues impacting multiple stakeholders;
- Experience with issues management and liaising with the media; and
- Personal qualities of integrity and accountability. The salary for this full-time exempt position is commensurate with experience and is supplemented by a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.
If this opportunity excites you, and you want to contribute to a positive work environment, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote Competition #2020-39 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. on Aug 28, 2020 to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Fraser Valley Regional District
Human Resources Department
45950 Cheam Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.