Job Posting Details

The City of Calgary

Communications Advisor

Job Description

The City of Calgary Career Opportunity                                                                         

Basic Job Information
Business Unit/Section: Water Resources/Water Communications
Location: 625 - 25 Avenue S.E.
Union/Position: CUPE Local 38/Temporary (up to two years)
Compensation: Pay Grade 11
$34.89 - 38.38 - 40.30 - 42.31 - 44.43 - 46.65 per hour
Hours of Work: This position works a standard 35 hour work week. Please note that occasional after hours response to emergency situations may be required.

Business Unit Information
Water Resources and Water Services (WR&WS) together manage the quality and delivery of Calgary's water supply - from the river, to our taps and back to the river. We protect public health by ensuring a clean and reliable supply of water and by treating wastewater. We also manage storm water drainage, respond to floods and contribute to the conservation of our precious water supply. We're proud of the high standards we uphold. You will play a significant role in ensuring that Calgary's environment is protected for current and future generations.
Meaningful, challenging, contributing, opportunities - are these the words you want to use to describe your work? We are looking for a highly-motivated and skilled communications generalist interested in utilizing their expertise to contribute to the Water team. You thrive on delivering the full suite of communication expertise including: reputation/issue management, employee communications, media relations, strategy development, stakeholder engagement, tactical implementation, writing, social media and digital/web solutions. Primary duties include:

·         Develop and implement communications and marketing plans.

·         Implement, monitor and evaluate the progress of communication strategies.

·         Collaborate with in-house creative agency to deliver communications collateral such as print materials, social media, and web solutions.

·         Write, edit and produce a variety of communications tools.

·         Provide advice and coach leaders on all aspects of communications. 

The City prides itself on providing a good work/life balance and competitive compensation package including excellent benefits and pension. The City offers career development and advancement opportunities in a wide range of fields. You will join a collaborative and highly performing communication team that is respected and trusted for its expertise. This position will be based out of the Water Centre - a building located minutes from downtown, and that has all the amenities a person could ask for - gym, bike rental program, natural lighting, windows that open, and a recycling and composting office program.


The successful applicant must possess a completed two year diploma or a degree in a related field such as Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or Business plus five or more years of progressive experience in coaching clients and writing for and communicating with multi-stakeholder audiences through various mediums. Applicants must have an intermediate proficiency level with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). A designation in IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) and/or APR (Accredited Public Relations) would be considered an asset. Success in this position requires demonstrated skills in strategic and creative thinking, organization, political sensitivity, the ability to coach staff and leaders at all levels in the organization, strategic communications planning, project management and employee communications.


·         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
Apply online at

Reference # 202635

Closing date: July 8, 2013

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Contact for Position

The City of Calgary
PO Box 2100, Station M
Calgary AB T2P 2M5

Telephone: 403 268 5800

Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Intermediate Level
  • Full Time Contract Position

Listing to be posted until:
Saturday, July 20, 2013