Type of Posting: Internal & External
Location Name : City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date Posted : December 19, 2023
Closing Date: January 19, 2024
Profession : Managerial & Executive Leadership
Experience Level(s) : Mid-Level
Desired Employment Status : Permanent
Job ID : 1885
The Strategic Communications Manager, City Manager's Office (CMO), plays a pivotal role offering strategic advice, support, and holds expert proficiency regarding professional and political strategic communications. Reporting to the City Manager and working directly with the Deputy City Manager, Communications, Service Regina and Tourism, this position plays a vital role in developing robust strategies and leading the communication initiatives essential to the success of the City Manager's Office and organization. Duties & Responsibilities
Develop and implement communications strategies that help the City Manager's Office achieve its operational and organizational goals.
Ensure alignment of CMO communication strategies with the overall goals and objectives of the organization and the Strategic Communications Branch
Provide communications expertise, advice, and tactics to the City Manager, to ensure consistent, clear messaging, internally and externally, proactively, and reactively.
Serve as Public Information Officer for the Emergency Operations Centre
Maintain frequent, specialized, and effective communications between the City Manager's Office and City Council regarding appropriate Administration business.
Facilitate a communications strategy to ensure the CMO regularly and effectively engages employees and external stakeholders.
Leads communications initiatives in response to high-profile, politically sensitive, or corporation-wide issues, as directed by the City Manager and Deputy City Manager, Communications, Service Regina, and Tourism.
Writes speaking notes, news releases, internal all-staff emails.
Participates in CMO reviews of all Administration reports to City Council for clarity, accuracy, and alignment with Strategic Priorities
Represents CMO in Administration meetings as directed by City Manager Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated experience working within a high profile, politically charged communications environment.
Proven ability to develop and implement internal communication strategies, fostering effective communication within an organization.
A high level of understanding of government/municipality operations
Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships with media outlets, handling press inquiries, and coordinating interviews.
Strong writing skills, including experience in speech writing and the ability to craft messages for various audiences.
Experience in preparing presentations for public events.
Proven experience in developing and implementing crisis communication plans, as well as effectively managing communication during emergencies. Education & Experience
A minimum bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, or a related field.
8-10 years of progressive and strategic experience in roles related to public relations and communication strategies.
Government communications experience is preferred. The Good Stuff
Flexible work schedule and hybrid work options.
Schedule Days Off (SDOs) 12 paid days per annum
Robust benefit package that consists of a defined benefit pension, healthcare/flex spending account, long-term disability benefits, health, dental and life insurance, annual vacation, sick and lieu days
Supported educational programs as a means to enhance employee knowledge and skills through our Educational Assistance Program. Options for Long-term learning programs to provide opportunities for employees to work towards a designation, degree, etc.,
Receive 50% off admission to City leisure facilities (Swimming, etc.),
An inclusive and diverse work culture
? Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.
? Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy , the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.
? Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.
Jurisdiction: Out of Scope
Division: City Manager's Office
Annual Salary: $112,099.00 - $149,464.00 (2024 Rates)
The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.
Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please note in your application or contact 306-777-7000.