Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Communications Coordinator performs duties related to coordinating and implementing the Village’s communications and public engagement strategies, activities, programs and initiatives to enhance community participation and awareness. This position is also responsible for the planning and coordination of annual Village community events.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Coordinate and implement strategic communications plans;
• Coordinate the content, design, production and dissemination of communication materials, messages and advertising;
• Field media calls, prepare responses and draft media releases;
• Lead or collaborate on communications projects and work with in-house or contract staff on text and lay-out of materials such as brochures, newsletters, annual reports, and related projects.
• Oversee, prepare content for, and keep current the Village’s social media platforms and website;
• Identify and develop content for stories and information to share with the community;
• Prepare and execute plans and promotional details for various Village events
• Other related duties as required and assigned.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
• Ability to collect/research information to coordinate public relations and promotional activities;
• Considerable experience with writing and editing for public relations, advertising and marketing
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
• Ability to coordinate the design, production and dissemination of print and digital communications and administer related contracts;
• Ability to plan and implement community events;
• Familiarity using design templates in software such as InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Canva;
• Sound knowledge of communications and community engagement best practices;
• Effective time management while coordinating and implementing multiple simultaneous activities; and
• IAP2 training and community engagement/public participation experience is considered an asset.
PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by a degree or diploma in Communications or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution;
• A minimum of 2 years experience working in the field of Communications, preferably for a public sector entity (an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered);
• Hold a Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License (required).