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Director, Communications and Marketing

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities
City of Leduc
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

Permanent, Full-time – 35 hours / week
$124,105.80 - $155,009.40 / annum

At the City of Leduc, our mission is People. Building. Community. We offer a collaborative and dynamic workplace where our values of Teamwork, Service and Respect guide our conduct and contribute to a healthy culture. If you would like to work as part of a progressive organization and enjoy a fast-paced environment, then this may be the opportunity for you. We are currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Director, Communications and Marketing.

Reporting to the General Manager of Corporate Services, the Director of Communications and Marketing is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all City of Leduc communications plans and strategies, marketing campaigns, media inquiries and public relations activities, both external and internal. The Director will demonstrate strong political acumen in the monitoring of emerging trends and issues and in the delivery of all services including sensitive and critical communications such as issues management, emergency management and crisis communications. As the corporate spokesperson for the organization, you will respond to media inquiries and plan complex public relations responses. You have a way with words, both written and spoken, and will guide council and senior leadership team members to ensure effective message delivery for all internal, external, media and public relations events. This position requires a solid grounding in service delivery and project management.

As the ideal candidate, you are a collaborative team member with a proven track record of building strong partnerships. You have a minimum of 10 years’ experience managing communications and/or marketing functions in a progressively senior leadership role, as well as three years of government experience preferably in a municipal setting. Progressive leadership with proven strength in team management is essential for the successful applicant. A Master’s Degree in one the following fields: Communications, Public Relations/Affairs, Business Administration or another directly-related field is required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader, mentor and team builder who can inspire a team to help execute a strategic vision. You are familiar with a municipal environment and understand the legal and reputational obligations of governments to identify an emerging crisis, protect people and property, manage complex risks and restore public services. As part of the hiring process you must be willing to provide a current Criminal Records Check.

Closing Date: 
September 17, 2020
Application Return: 

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!  To apply, please visit our website at: www.leduc.ca/jobs

Competition closes at 12:00 noon (MT) on September 17, 2020. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same or lower classification level. Due to the high volume of resumes received, we are not able to respond to individual phone calls. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.