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Communications Advisor

Job Type: 
Communication / Information / Cultural
Town of High River
Job Description : 

Town of High River invites applications for a Permanent, Full-time Communications Advisor. At the Town of High River, people come first. We are looking for a Communications Advisor to join our organization and contribute to our culture focused on accountability, connection and excellence.

The Community

High River provides the warmth and familiarity of a small town, featuring countless outdoor trails and parks that await your next adventure. Our downtown offers a variety of unique stores and businesses who take pride in fostering connection in our community. High River is a people-first community where families put down roots for generations. Nestled within Foothills County with the Rocky Mountains framing the view to your west, our community of 14,000 is rooted in people and promotes an environment to help you build lasting relationships.

The Organization

Through the dedication and passion of our 150 employees, we deliver important services to the community. Our purpose, or why we do what we do, is because we want to make a difference in our community now and for generations to come (our ‘why’). To achieve this, we inspire and respect one another, we can be counted on, we are better together, and we dare to be different (our ‘how’).

We’ve embarked on a workplace culture journey that has enhanced our commitment to people; both our employees and the community we serve. We have identified three pillars to achieve our workplace culture: Accountable, Connected and Excellence (ACE). 

The Role

As the Communications Advisor, you are responsible to produce and manage content and design work for the Town’s digital and online presence, including social media channels; websites and intranet; as well as a variety of communications and marketing material.  You will work with client departments to establish communication objectives and determine goals, audiences, messages and best methods of effectively carrying out those intentions in a way that aligns with the Town of High River Strategic Plan, brand and corporate identity.  Reporting directly to the Communications Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to assist with raising the profile and establishing the framework of the Communications division.

To ensure success in this role, you possess a successful track record as an adept listener and strong communicator while advising a group of professionals.  You possess a strong commitment to the communications profession, your colleagues and the community.  You are known for your ability to successfully execute strategies and tactics related to communications plans, digital platforms, technical tasks, and content creation.  You hold a post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, public relations or related field. To complement your education, you have two (2) to five (5) years of related experience in more progressively responsible roles. In addition, your experience will include the practice of web and CP news styles. Previous experience in a municipal setting is considered an asset.

Closing Date: 
November 12, 2019
Application Return: 

To explore this career opportunity, or to find additional information, please visit our website at www.highriver.ca, click on Careers. To submit your application, please email your cover letter and resume to  opportunities@highriver.ca no later than 8:00 a.m. on November 12, 2019.   

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.