The Resort Municipality of Whistler is a one-of-a-kind community and is often recognized as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four-season events calendar, and arts and culture sector. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community of almost 12,000 people and three million annual visitors. As an economic generator of over $1.53 billion annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy.
The Chief Administrative Office has an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the position of Corporate Coordinator. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) this position offers 72 hours bi-weekly.
The Corporate Coordinator is a respected and trusted partner within the leadership team and plays an integral role by providing confidential, senior level administrative, protocol and communications support functions to the CAO and Mayor and Council. This role liaises with RMOW senior management and senior officials in the offices of various levels of government and a wide range of other internal and external contacts. This position requires a high functioning, detail oriented professional with senior administrative, protocol and communications experience to act independently and take initiative to coordinate and organize business conducted by the CAO and Mayor and Council office. The Corporate Coordinator’s responsibilities include coordinating and organizing workflow; determining priorities for the office; overseeing the department budget; composing executive level correspondence; designing and creating communications such as speaking notes, documents, presentations; overseeing the protocol program including liaising with, and hosting, the RMOW’s Sister City and Friendship Cities and other incoming delegations; arranging executive delegations and conference itineraries; and assisting with high profile communications including social media and podcasts for the Mayor. This position helps set a positive, collaborative, and efficient tone for the office and requires a high level of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality. The person in this role demonstrates independent and sound judgement, and an understanding of the organization’s strategic priorities.
Qualified candidates have completed a diploma or bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Local Government Management and/or Communications supplemented by at least five years of direct related and progressive experience including supporting and working with senior level staff. Qualified candidates must also have considerable knowledge of communications theory and best practices, social media expertise, previous experience with web software and, is a proven skilled writer. It is essential for success in this role that candidates have the ability to work well under pressure to effectively meet deadlines and organizational requirements and can exercise sound and independent judgement for problem solving. Qualified candidates demonstrate strong proficiency with the full use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Pro and a variety of office equipment with the ability to learn new and changing technology.
The successful candidate will be an experienced and proactive professional with strong interpersonal and communication skills; possess a very organized and detail-oriented work style; demonstrate a commitment to excellence and integrity; and will be capable of working under pressure in a busy, fast paced environment. In addition, they are able to interact effectively and professionally with the public, media contacts, municipal staff and Council, sometimes with difficult matters, and will contribute to a positive teamwork environment.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at www.whistler.ca/careers
Posting No. 43-20 | Deadline for applications is August 5, 2020