Executive Director of Communications, Privacy & Community Engagement

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Nanaimo Ladysmith School District 68
February 20, 2024
Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District 68

Executive Director of Communications,
Privacy & Community Engagement

Are you an imaginative leader with a knack for developing groundbreaking communication strategies? Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is excited to offer you a place on our dynamic communications team, recognized for leading the way in innovative initiatives within the province. As our Executive Director of Communications, Privacy & Community Engagement, you will be at the helm of shaping our district's story, deepening community connections, and ensuring clarity and openness across diverse communication mediums. If you're eager to make a tangible difference and excel in a setting that prizes teamwork and forward-thinking, this opportunity is your chance to shine.

The Executive Director of Communications, Privacy and Community Engagement is responsible to the Superintendent of Schools, for managing Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (NLPS) internal and external communications programs, NLPS’ community engagement functions, as well as managing all Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) matters within NLPS.

The Executive Director is responsible for the development and management of our communications team. This includes developing communication strategies and plans, implementing standards using best practices. This role will act as an ambassador of NLPS and work collaboratively with various stakeholders and leadership teams to generate superior awareness and build trust. In collaboration with the senior leadership team, school principals, vice principals, and managers, this role ensures that communication strategies and initiatives reinforce and maintain NLPS' vision, mission, values and goals. This position establishes and oversees the development of communications and marketing initiatives to position NLPS as a first-choice place to work, teach, and learn.

The Executive Director may be expected to travel on an occasional basis and occasionally work weekends and evenings as required.

Salary Range: $121,900 - $134,444 per annum, with an excellent benefits and pension package.

Your Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in communications or a related field (journalism, public administration, etc.)
• Minimum of ten (10) years' experience in progressively more responsible communications positions. Experience in a large or public sector organization preferred.
• An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.

Other Requirements, Skills, Abilities, Competencies

• Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills.
• Advanced skills in desktop publishing, presentation software, audio/visual recording tools, website creation software, spreadsheet and graphic design software (e.g., Office 365, Adobe Creative Suite).
• Demonstrated superior organizational, management, leadership, communication, and human relation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, work independently, perform duties with speed and accuracy, work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with highly confidential and sensitive issues with a high degree of diplomacy and confidentiality. Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Upholds a high level of professionalism that ensures the district’s reputation in the delivery of duties both in public and internal forums.
• Proven ability to anticipate and respond to the needs of the organization and key internal and external stakeholders without requests or direction being provided.
• Ability to work responsibly with a great deal of autonomy and latitude.
• Ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a team setting, and to be adaptable and flexible with changing and/or competing priorities.
• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License.

Work, Live & Play in Nanaimo!

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools employs more than 2,250 professionals, all committed to the education of our more than 15,000 students. All members of our staff are integral to our excellent education system and our positive workplaces, supporting our district goals of: continuous improvement of instruction and assessment that is inclusive of our entire learning community; safe, caring and healthy learning and working environments; to be a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability; and truth and reconciliation.

Nanaimo is centrally located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. We boast the best climate in Canada, are surrounded by some of the most beautiful wilderness in the world and enjoy excellent year‐round recreational & cultural amenities. As a hub city, we have ready access to all of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Lower Mainland. Learn more about who we are and what we offer on our website at www.sd68.bc.ca.

How to apply

The full job description can be found by clicking this link here.

Please apply via Make a Future at https://bit.ly/49AqeQQ.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed personal résumé, and any other relevant supporting documentation.

By applying, candidates give permission to Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools to contact any references, or any past or present employers named in the application.

Please note: Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in working with us, however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

If you have questions or require assistance with this application process, please contact the Customer Care department at MakeAFuture at 1 866 806 6851 or applicant@makeafuture.ca

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