Communications Manager

Back to Blogs Posted: March 31, 2017

(Full-time, exempt, maternity leave coverage, up to 15-months commencing May 2017)

Overview

North Vancouver School District provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student. Our vision is to bring communities together to learn, share, and grow. Our employees enjoy a collegial work environment, competitive compensation, and fulfilling careers.

As Communications Manager, you will lead the School District’s strategic communications both internally and externally, manage its media presence, and help ensure that the North Vancouver School District’s priorities, goals, and objectives are fully understood and achieved. A key part of your role is to ensure that the educational community and its stakeholders are appropriately informed and abreast of the District’s programs, services, events, and accomplishments. The Communications Manager is responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with all stakeholders via proactive and strategic communication.

Responsibilities and qualifications

At a tactical and planning level, your range of responsibilities will include creating and executing communication plans for initiatives, projects, programs and events. Organizing media events, producing news releases, creating promotional materials, and developing both internal and external written, visual and audio visual communications to help build awareness of the District’s initiatives are some examples of the activities you will manage.

As an expert communicator, you will methodically craft the District’s external and internal messages, ensuring that the correct tone and level of detail resonates with the intended audience. You will also manage the flow of pertinent information to staff, students, parents, PAC, media, and local organizations, ensuring that communication between the District and its stakeholders is appropriate and timely. You will also be involved with information requests from the public.

In this role, your journalistic and media savvy skills will also be relied upon to support the Board of Education and Superintendent. When required, you will coordinate media events and assist the executive team in preparing accurate messages and appropriate responses to public enquiries. When incidental events or crises occur, your meticulous eye for detail and ability to quickly plan and produce tactful communications are essential. As a seasoned communications manager, you are able to react quickly to situations, work well with others, swiftly assess situations and determine how best to communicate given the specific circumstances, and be flexible with his/her time.

In addition to producing written communications and coordinating media relations opportunities, you will also take the lead in producing marketing and promotional materials, and managing the District’s digital and social media presence.

We are looking for a skilled communicator with a minimum of five years’ experience in a marketing, communications or public relations role. The ideal candidate should also have a passion for education, and an understanding of the current issues affecting public education. If you’re interested, please apply online at www.makeafuture.ca/north-vancouver by April 28, 2017.

Our employees receive salary and benefits commensurate with the responsibilities of this position. We regret that we can only acknowledge and contact those selected for an interview. This posting is ongoing until filled. Learn more about North Vancouver School District 44 and the career opportunities currently available.

From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North Vancouver’s natural setting offers year-round recreational opportunities. The rich multiculturalism of our district is reflected in a wide array of programs and services, including our commitment to supporting the history, culture and traditions of the First Nations communities on whose traditional territories we are located. North Vancouver School District’s values of accountability, creativity, collaboration and collegiality make it “the natural place to learn” for students, and “the natural place to work” for our staff.