Manager of Communications - City of Port Alberni

City of Port Alberni 

Manager of Communications

The City of Port Alberni is a community of over 18,000 people.  Located centrally on Vancouver Island, we are a well-serviced and growing municipality that offers residents affordable west  coast living, as well as proximity to oceans, lakes, rivers and mountains.
The City of Port Alberni is currently looking for a Manager of Communications to join a progressive and dynamic organization that provides a full range of programs and services to taxpayers.  This position reports to the Director of Corporate Services. 

This position is responsible for the development, management and coordination of the City’s internal and external communications programs.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing, coordinating and designing the City’s public information programs, including print and non-print materials
  • Working with staff to create and promote a positive City presence in the community and across Vancouver Island
  • Working collaboratively with all departments to develop and execute communications strategies
  • Developing and maintaining an engaging social media presence as well as managing content for the City’s social media platforms
  • Producing written communications including media releases, promotional materials, speeches, letters, etc.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A diploma or degree in communications, public relations, journalism or other related discipline
  • Related experience in a communications role, preferably with a municipal government, with specific experience in strategic corporate communications and media relations
  • Extensive knowledge of communication principles and public participation practices as they relate to strategic corporate communications, issues management, public engagement and media relations
  • Demonstrated ability in leading strategic and proactive communications and engagement initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability in creating reports, corporate communications information, and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability in graphic design using the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment requiring collaboration, commitment and creativity, as well as the ability to prioritize and meet strict deadlines
  • Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills and the ability to write for different audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all City departments, government officials, municipal and community partners, members of the public, the media, the business community and special interest groups
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

This is an exempt position. A competitive salary is offered in addition to a comprehensive benefit package.  Qualified individuals may apply by forwarding a resume and cover letter by 4:30 pm on December 16, 2022:
Attention: Human Resources
By mail: City of Port Alberni, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 1V8
By email: 
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Organization: City of Port Alberni
Location: Port Alberni, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Communications
Posted: November 24, 2022, 12:22 pm
Expires: December 16, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: Experience an asset

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