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Director, Corporate and Strategic Communications full-time

Location: Vaughan
Company Name: City of Vaughan ()
Category: Communications, Marketing
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Director, Corporate and Strategic Communications

An exciting opportunity for a communications and service excellence-oriented leader to play a key role in shaping future directions and the citizen experience for a vibrant, growing city.

With a vision to be “A city of choice that promotes diversity, innovation and opportunity for all citizens, fostering a vibrant community life that is inclusive, progressive, environmentally responsible and sustainable”, and a vision of “Citizens first through service excellence”, the City of Vaughan is committed to improving operational performance, staff engagement and the citizen experience. In so doing, it will put in place the means to achieve Council priorities, City strategic initiatives and department business plans. If you’re a forward-thinking senior manager, ready to help the City effectively address current challenges and maximize future opportunities, read on.

Reporting to the Chief Corporate Initiatives & Intergovernmental Relations and responsible for the direction of the Corporate Communications department, you will lead the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of a wide range of external and internal communications programs and services. An entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to develop insightful, innovative and creative solutions, will be essential as you play a critical role in executing Vaughan Vision 2020, the City of Vaughan’s strategic plan. Your ability to network and build relationships with influencers and stakeholders will aid you in developing partnerships and strategic alliances that ensure departmental goals are met, and in providing professional level consultation to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and corporate management on the development of proactive communications strategies and media relations.

As the Director, Corporate and Strategic Communications, you will provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of numerous corporate communications strategies, including media relations, marketing, government relations, crisis communications, issue management, public relations, and social media. Adept at talent development and performance management, you will oversee a diverse team executing complex and multifaceted initiatives, including developing policies, and facilitating internal and inter-departmental communications that contribute to the effectiveness of programs and services throughout the Corporation, while ensuring that corporate branding integrity is maintained.

Your ability to realize strategic initiatives into operational realities was developed through a post secondary degree in Communications, Business, Public Administration, Marketing or related field, and a minimum of eight (8) years’ directly relevant experience, including a minimum of seven (7) years experience at a comparable management level where you led and developed direct reports. Able to see the big picture and execute multiple projects against tight timelines, you have a track record of applying your strong analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with exceptional written and oral communication skills, to provide corporate communications excellence.

This opportunity would be welcomed by an energetic, proactive, collaborative, and strategically-oriented leader who can leverage highly developed organizational, facilitation, and interpersonal skills into effective and successful approaches for action and business solutions.

To be considered for this senior management role, please forward your resume to Phelpsgroup by November 27, 2017, to a2cb6577@freshgigs.caquoting reference number: PH179259

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required.


401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Phone: 416-364-6229

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