Senior Communications Officer - Calgary | Calgary Public Library | | 19/01/16
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Senior Communications Officer full-time

Location: Calgary
Company Name: Calgary Public Library
Category: Marketing
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(Permanent Full Time)

The Senior Communications Officer acts as an account executive in developing and managing projects with the Marketing and Communications department’s internal clients.  This is a leadership position which supports the Senior Manager and provides supervision to members of the marketing and communications team.

The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience researching, planning, resourcing, implementing, and evaluating a wide range of media relations, public consultation, marketing, internal communications, and corporate communications activities in order to support the Calgary Public Library. Proven leadership abilities, as well as demonstrated knowledge and understanding of marketing and communications principles are essential.

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor level University degree in marketing, public relations, or in another directly related field
  • Proven record of excellence of five  years’ directly-related experience including project management experience
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating project deadlines
  • Advanced skills in applicable computer technologies and advanced technological literacy
  • Excellent skills in communication, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Key Accountabilities

  • Interacts with Marketing & Communications department clients to develop internally- and externally-focused marketing and communications projects.  Work includes scoping out projects, developing plans and timelines, managing project budgets, creating and overseeing the creation of products, ensuring effective client/department communication, and evaluating results.
  • Supervises project work teams, including communications officers and designers, as assigned by the department manager
  • Coordinates and directs the work of external suppliers and consultants on a project basis
  • Initiates and maintains communication with client department representatives, and project leaders
  • Produces a wide variety of communications materials in support of Library priorities, goals, and activities
  • Works closely with the Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications in establishing work plans and deadlines for the department and its staff
  • Manages Marketing & Communications department special projects as assigned
  • Ensures that all Library communications are on brand, and champions the Library brand with internal clients
  • Manages Library special projects as assigned, such as work on the New Central Library
  • Ensures an effective cost/time/benefit balance across the entire suite of Library communications activities
  • Maintains contact with representatives of the media to facilitate the placement of Library stories and assists the Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications in responding to media inquiries
  • Maintains a strong theoretical and practical understanding of all traditional and new media communications vehicles and their appropriate application
  • Participates in activities which support and enhance the accomplishment of system goals and objectives, as assigned
  • Works positively and productively with other staff
  • Other related duties


  • The opportunity to contribute to an award-winning library system, grow professionally and make a positive difference in the lives of Library employees
  • Annual Salary Range: $70,317.95 – $81,110.05


  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits
  • Participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
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