Communications Coordinator (II) – Engineering

Back to Blogs Posted: September 25, 2019
City of Vancouver
September 25, 2019
Vancouver, Canada
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This temporary, full-time position is expected to end in September 2021.

As a member of the Civic Engagement and Communications team, the Communications Coordinator II – Engineering Services/Infrastructure Projects works on a variety of strategic communications projects undertaken by Engineering, as assigned by the Director, Corporate Communications and Communications Manager, Engineering and in conjunction with the General Manager, Engineering Services.

This position is responsible for managing critical issues related to key infrastructure projects that are highly visible, time-sensitive, and carry a high degree of exposure for the City of Vancouver’s operations and reputation, such as transportation planning, sewer replacement/separation, streets works and active transportation spot improvements.

The position has a strong strategic and community relations focus including: developing communications strategies that support successful business outcomes; creating, or supervising the creation of various communications tools to inform the public about key initiatives, their expected impacts and the opportunities for public involvement; liaising with the media on issues and questions related to the key initiatives, and arranging interviews with staff or elected leaders as appropriate; developing, or supervising the development of a wide range of written materials, including news releases, backgrounders, speeches, presentations, social media campaigns and advertisements; and liaising with other government agencies and stakeholders as required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience:

Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a related discipline and at least five to seven years’ experience in a communications and/or community relations position, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have considerable experience implementing communications plans on complex and/or controversial topics and experience in managing issues related to major initiatives and/or crisis communications.

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Application Close: October 4, 2019

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