Supervisor of Communications

marketing & communications business & economic development
Location: City of Cambridge, ON
Website: http://www.cambridge.ca/careers
Type: full-time
Posted On: Sep 11, 2020
Closing Date: Sep 25, 2020
Cambridge Careers
 
Supervisor of Communications
 
 
People, Place, Prosperity
Working within our Strategic Plan, Cambridge Connected, and committing to our values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service, the successful candidate will work together to help the City of Cambridge achieve our vision: A place for people to prosper – alive with opportunity.
 
Job Profile
The City of Cambridge is committed to excellence in communications and building relationships with our community. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Supervisor of Communications leads the development and execution of communications and marketing campaigns in support of the City’s strategic priorities.
 
What you will be doing
 
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of internal and external communications plans including collateral print, publications and digital media materials.
  • Oversees the management of the City’s website and social media channels.
  • Advises on the creation and execution of public engagement plans.
  • In consultation with the Director, sets team objectives and priorities; conducts employee performance evaluations.
  • Identifies potential opportunities to implement new and innovative communications, graphic design, and engagement practices.
  • Assists the Director in providing strategic communication advice to Council, management and staff.
  • Assists the Director with budget preparation by researching and providing information and recommendations on projected expenditures.
  • Drafts, edits and proofreads internal and external communications products (news releases, media advisories, key messaging, speaking notes) as well as manages the creative process for graphic design products.
  • In consultation with the Director, coordinates media responses for divisions across the organization
  • Provides leadership and initiative in creating and formulating improvements to the division’s policies and procedures.
  • Acts as back-up to the Director. Supports issues management, and is a designated alternate -lead for emergency communication during significant events.
 
Education
3 year college diploma or undergraduate degree in communications, marketing or public relations. Training in Bas ic Emergency Management (BEM) and Incident Management Systems (IMS) is preferred.
 
Experience and Knowledge
Three to Four years of related experience in:
 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of effective corporate communications and marketing strategies.
  • Four years’ of experience supervising staff; public sector experience is considered an asset.
  • Must have political acumen and understand the City’s role as a public institution.
  • Demonstrated presentation and writing experience for various communications mediums, including: print, web, and marketing communications required.
  • Demonstrated resilience under pressure and the ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of issues management from a communications perspective required.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple initiatives and re-adjust priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong collaboration and relationship management skills; ability to work effectively with all levels of the staff and external parties.
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member and to support and project values compatible with the organization.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Knowledge of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
 
We will ask you for these items if you are hired
Proof of your current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications.
Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness Training Certificate from the Ministry of Labour
 
Your compensation
The annual salary range for this non-union position is $82,883 to $101,075 (Band Level 5). We offer comprehensive benefits package and are an Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) employer.
 
Hours of work
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (35 hours per week), with some evenings and weekends as required.
 
Posting Closing Date
To apply for this position visit: www.cambridge.ca/careers. This posting closes on September 25, 2020.
 
Accommodation needs and protection of privacy
The City of Cambridge is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the recruitment and hiring process.
 
Please contact Human Resources to make your needs known in advance, with the nature of any accommodations that you may require in respect to any materials or processes used to ensure your full and equal participation throughout the recruitment and hiring process.
 
Personal information collected in relation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and used solely to determine eligibility for employment with the City of Cambridge only.