We are looking for a self-motivated, proactive team player who can also work independently in a fast-paced and flexible working environment. Our office depends on the strength of relationship building and being effective and diplomatic in interactions with key stakeholders, fellow staff members and guests. The successful applicant will be responsible for planning and implementing communication priorities and strategies for best messaging, coordination of the Mayor’s goals, objectives, and outcomes. This position includes professional communications planning, writing, research and support for the Mayor and the Mayor’s Office. The focus will be to ensure the delivery of consistent and accurate messaging through collaboration with internal departments. The Communications Coordinator works in collaboration with Corporate Communications to develop and implement an effective communications plan which includes media strategies and materials that support the City’s strategic plan. This person will review public communication including social media channels, monitors all media for references to the Mayor, Council or the City of Maple Ridge, sets up media interviews for the Mayor, and assists in preparation of media releases.
- Diploma or two (2) year certificate, from a recognized educational institution or equivalent combination of directly related education, training and experience;
- Minimum of five (5) years’ related experience, with a sound working knowledge of professional communication techniques and practices;
- Experience in communications, journalism, public affairs, or related political science field, knowledge of or experience with the legislative process and the Local Government Act; and,
- Courses in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, or Political Science are considered an asset.