In this role you will: plan, develop and evaluate communication strategies to support departmental and City events, campaigns and communications; advise on protocol and provides support for other departmental special events and community celebrations; develops and coordinate citywide promotions to encourage participation in the department’s programs and services; assist with coordination of internal marketing activities within the department; coordinate departmental advertising; advise staff of effective marketing, media and promotional techniques; coordinate and assist with media relations; as well as assist in the development of messages and marketing plans for specific activities and projects; coordinate and conduct market research, market surveys and customer feedback; allocate, coordinate and supervise the design, production and dissemination of marketing materials produced by graphic designers and external contractors. You represent the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department and the City of Surrey to the public, professional colleagues, outside agencies and sits on various committees both internally and externally. Candidates may be required to work a flexible, self-directed schedule.
Applicants must have highly developed skills in written communication and report writing; strong oral communication, customer service and public relations skills and demonstrated ability to be creative and innovative. The individual will possess a broad knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of community development theories and practices as well as knowledge of demographics and methodologies of responding to diverse community needs.
The successful candidate must:
- Be a graduate from a university or college level program in a related discipline supplemented by formal business training
- And have 3 – 5 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience
- Or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Must have a valid BC Driver’s license
Parks, Recreation, and Culture
Effective fall 2013, City Hall will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located in North Surrey (King George and 104th area). Surrey's New City Hall (NCH) is part of the Build Surrey program, designed to make Surrey an even more exciting place to live and work, and to position the city for growth over the next decade. NCH will act as a catalyst to stimulate job creation in the city and will be easily accessible to residents and businesses.