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. 

Responsibilities:
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: humanresources_resumes@portalberni.ca 
 
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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