Communications Coordinator

City of Maple Ridge

Communications Coordinator

Full Time (Exempt)

Job Id:


June 7, 2020

Founded in 1874, Maple Ridge is one of BC’s oldest communities, but it’s also one of the fastest growing Cities in Metro Vancouver. This tremendous pace of growth creates opportunities for professionals like you to bring your passion and talents to our organization to build our future, your career and your family in one of the most incredible natural settings in BC.

Your skills and talents are the essential element in helping our organization meet the challenges and opportunities of our community. This is a place where you can make a difference, serve your community with pride and professionalism and work with our elected representatives to turn their vision for our community into action. Are you ready to choose your own adventure?

We have a new and exciting opportunity in our Administration Department supporting the Mayor’s Office.  This is an exempt, full-time position.

What is the scope of the work?
We are looking for a self-motivated, proactive team player who can also work independently in a fast-paced and flexible working environment. Our office depends on the strength of relationship building and being effective and diplomatic in interactions with key stakeholders, fellow staff members and guests. The successful applicant will be responsible for planning and implementing communication priorities and strategies for best messaging, coordination of the Mayor’s goals, objectives, and outcomes. This position includes professional communications planning, writing, research and support for the Mayor and the Mayor’s Office. The focus will be to ensure the delivery of consistent and accurate messaging through collaboration with internal departments. The Communications Coordinator works in collaboration with Corporate Communications to develop and implement an effective communications plan which includes media strategies and materials that support the City’s strategic plan. This person will review public communication including social media channels, monitors all media for references to the Mayor, Council or the City of Maple Ridge, sets up media interviews for the Mayor, and assists in preparation of media releases.

Interested?  Great…..the ideal candidate will:
Be self-motivated and proactive, a team player who can also work independently in a fast-paced and flexible environment.  Have strength in relationship building and be effective and diplomatic in your interactions with key stakeholders.  Have a high level of professional ethics, ability to deal professionally and effectively with all Stakeholders, including Council, Staff at all levels and the media;

Strong interpersonal and relationship building capacity and the ability to work in a collaborative environment;

Have exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability to effective and succinctly communicate complex concepts about diverse public policy, legislative and municipal related issues;

Experience in communications, journalism, public affairs, or related political science field, knowledge of or experience with the legislative process and the Local Government Act;

Strong organizational skills, including the ability to handle simultaneous priority projects and meet established deadlines; and,

Working knowledge of social media channels computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, as well as Canadian Press Style standards.

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by a minimum 2-year diploma/certificate from a recognized educational institution or an equivalent combination of directly related education, training and experience;
  • Track record of producing clear and compelling content on deadline for diverse audiences;
    Excellent writing, editing, analysis, and verbal communications skill;
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License;
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or Canadian Public Relations Association (CPRS) accreditation is considered an asset.
  • Previous related municipal experience will be considered an asset.

Additional Information:
This is a new full-time position. The incumbent will be required to work 80 hours bi-weekly, with occasional evening and weekends, as needed. A probationary review will be conducted by the Mayor and Chief Administrative officer (CAO) after six (6) months or as needed.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment. (Note – not required a part of the application process; however, will be required upon consideration for employment)

All required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition must also be valid and current at the time the postings close and must be attached with your application. Please have these documents ready to upload when you apply.

What we offer you:
The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development.

If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. 


Organization: City of Maple Ridge
Location: Maple Ridge, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Communications
Posted: May 22, 2020, 8:06 am
Expires: June 7, 2020, 11:59 pm

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