Manager of Communications – City of Port Alberni (Port Alberni, BC)

City of Port Alberni 
Manager of Communications

 (temporary)

The City of Port Alberni is a vibrant community of 17,500 people. Located centrally on Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a well-serviced municipality that offers residents affordable west coast living, as well as proximity to oceanfront, lakes, rivers and mountains.

We are 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 and coordinating the City’s public information programs, including print and non-print materials
  • Working with staff to create a positive media presence including well-crafted public messaging
  • Working collaboratively with all departments to develop 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, 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
  • Extensive knowledge of communication principles and practices as they relate to strategic corporate communications, issues management and media relations
  • Demonstrated ability in leading strategic and proactive communications and engagement initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability in creating reports, corporate communications information, and presentations
  • Comfort working 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 a temporary exempt position, that is expected to be 8 – 10 months in duration. 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 Friday, March 12, 2021:

Attention:                    
Krista Bodin, Manager of Human Resources

By mail:                      
City of Port Alberni, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8 Emailed to:                                   
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. 

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