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Reference # 201666
Closing date: Dec. 14, 2012
Business unit information
The Calgary Fire Department (CFD), one of Canada's top emergency response departments, serves the community through excellence in prevention, education, protection and safety. As international fire services leaders, our members display teamwork, pride, professionalism and respect to enhance the health, safety and vitality of our community.
Reporting to the Manager, Public Affairs, the person in this position provides strategic communications counsel and planning to support business goals and help clients enhance their relationships with stakeholders. The Communications Strategist will be a well-rounded generalist operating at the high end of competencies with senior experience in all facets of marketing and communications. Responsibilities include:
- Developing communications and marketing strategies that support strong relationship building with key internal stakeholders including City business units, employees and project teams.
- Creating and implementing communication plans which directly support the business unit's high profile initiatives and projects.
- Providing strategic communications counsel and using best practices to support administration in proactively identifying and mitigating issues.
- Developing, maintaining and/or implementing communications tactics that support communications strategies (i.e. briefing notes, print materials, digital content).
- Measuring and analyzing all communication and marketing strategies.
The successful applicant must possess a degree in communications, journalism, public relations, business or a related discipline. This position requires six years of progressive experience in communications and strategic planning. A designation in Accredited Business Communicator (ABC), Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), and/or Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (CAAP) would be considered assets. Success in this position requires strong communication, project management, judgment, analytical thinking, performance measurement, accountability and issue identification skills. The applicant must possess the ability to apply strategic communication principles across diverse business functions, identify sensitive issues and give advice to senior managers on managing issues. Strong business literacy and acumen, the ability to contribute as a team member, and apply strategic communications planning skills are essential.
Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications. Only education obtained from an accredited institution will be recognized as meeting the minimum qualifications.
How to Apply
Applicants quoting reference 201666 must apply on or before Dec. 14, 2012.
For complete details about this position or to apply online visit our website at calgary.ca/careers and click on Job Opportunities or mail your resume to:
The City of Calgary
Human Resources (#8107)
P.O. Box 2100, Station M
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.