Manager of Communication - Canmore, Alberta | Town of Canmore | | 29/11/16
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Manager of Communication Full-Time

Location: Canmore, Alberta
Company Name: Town of Canmore
Category: Communications

Why work for the Town of Canmore?For starters, you can take great pride in our organization, its positive work culture and our exceptional team of talented professionals who accomplish outstanding work each and every day for our citizens.  You will have the opportunity to lead a team that is professional, fun, dedicated and passionate about the work, our community, and the endless opportunities for adventure in our magnificent Rocky Mountain environment. As Manager of Communication, you will have the opportunity to serve the community by engaging the public in meaningful, open and transparent dialogue about community issues, events and activities.

Position Overview: This is the ideal opportunity for someone who is seeking to make meaningful and direct impacts in the community through the use of their strategic communication, creative marketing, and collaboration skills. You will have the opportunity to further develop your strong relationship-building and leadership skills as you collaborate with many talented people inside and outside the organization to achieve our common goals; openness, transparency and ensuring the best use of tax payer’s dollars. This position will provide you with autonomy, as you will be required to take the lead on the development and implementation of the communication and public engagement strategies for the organization. This role will be assigned many high priority responsibilities, so the successful applicant will have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the organization and lead meaningful assignments through to completion.

In addition to playing a key strategic business role in our organization, as leader of your small team of two communication experts you will also participate in the day to day operations and implementation of communication strategies, projects and tasks. As you seek to tackle this diverse portfolio of challenging and interesting communication assignments, you will have the opportunity to build upon your marketing and sales skills in many areas of communications such as; implementation of strategic marketing and sales plans for various business units, brand design and management, development of marketing and advertising materials, website and social media development,  budgeting, media relations and collaboration with partner organizations and stakeholders. Click Here to review the full position description on our website.

Attributes: This is a perfect career development opportunity for an active and engaged LEADER with the ability to inspire and influence people and cultivate meaningful, collaborative relationships within the organization and the community. To be the best fit for this position, you must have a genuine interest and demonstrate thorough understanding of strategic communications theory and practice, marketing, community consultation and you must be comfortable speaking in front of a group and facilitating public open houses or workshops. Your active listening and exceptional verbal and written communications skills will help you to tackle tough conversations, controversies and deliver unwelcome messages with the openness, honesty, transparency and tact that defines our organization. As the front line face and representative of the Municipality- its professionals, councilors, committees and community members, you must be able to genuinely embody our culture, vison and values and represent the organization with respect and integrity in all your dealings.

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