||Senior Communications Advisor (term up to 12 months)
||Corporate Communication, Public Affairs
||October 8, 2013
Applicant Procedure: Applicants must include the job title and competition number in the subject line of the email that is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for a 1 year term position of Senior Communications Advisor in the Chief Administrative Office, Corporate Communications Division (Public Affairs).
Reporting to the Manager Public Affairs, the Senior Communications Advisor (‘SCA’) provides advice on external communications and input into communications strategies, including issues and crisis management; with the purpose of assisting the municipality in sharing information and building positive relationships with stakeholders. The SCA implements and evaluates communication strategies that increase public awareness and understanding of HRM’s initiatives; provides advice on complex issues affecting both internal and external stakeholders and plays a role in communicating the municipality’s mandate. The SCA works with a team of professionals in corporate communications, marketing, web-site development and public affairs, as well as staff from the municipality’s business units. The SCA helps to coordinate the dissemination of the business unit’s public information and works closely with other members of the Corporate Communications teams to ensure consistent messaging, branding and outreach. In addition, the CSA acts as a relationship manager with political, public, media, government and employee stakeholders to formulate and implement strategic communications. The SCA represents HRM to external audiences as required and provides the public and stakeholders with clear information on emerging issues and matters of interest.
Education and Experience:
- University degree in Public Relations, Marketing or Journalism and a minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in a government environment or large organization.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Technical/Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability in enhancing internal/external communication and building stakeholder relationships.
- Demonstrated experience or ability to work with elected officials, public, media, community organizations, etc.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written form.
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects.
- Prioritization of workflow, managing projects, and completing time-sensitive tasks.
- Demonstrated experience in organizing media announcements or events.
- Social media expertise.
Communication; Customer Service Orientation; Flexibility; Networking / Relationship Building; Organizational Awareness; Team Work and Cooperation; Valuing Diversity.
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week; Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SALARY: Non-union Level P2 (range between $54,000 - $87,700)
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT: Term position up to 12 months
WORK LOCATION: City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax, N.S.
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, October 20, 2013.
We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.
Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions if other qualified candidates are not available, and the retiree possesses specialized knowledge and/or a unique skill set not otherwise available. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.
Important Note: Don’t forget to include the competition number and job title in the email you send to email@example.com.