As a member of the Corporate Leadership Team, and reporting directly to the Director, Customer Service and Communications, this role is responsible for providing leadership to advance the strategic communications initiatives of the Town, with emphasis on internal and external communications, media relations, and executive-level strategic counsel and support. As the Manager, Communications, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:
Develop communication strategy that cover goals, budget, and tactics
Supervise staff assigned to perform work and activities as defined herein; provide input to the career development of assigned staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring
Manage and oversee (and approve where necessary) all graphic outputs including content management for electronic and print communications including website content, media responses, social media and print marketing material
Work with departments on community engagement opportunities and public consultations to reflect the corporate and community brand, vision, and values
Manage corporate internal communication efforts, including cultivating “corporate communications champions” within each divisional area of the organization to provide content and insights
COVID-19: In consideration of the current pandemic and Public Health orders, the Town of Caledon is providing limited in-person services as Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. The successful candidate for Manager, Communicationswill be required to work a flexible schedule, including in the office, remotely and after hours (as required).
The Ideal Candidate
We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with a post-secondary degree or diploma in Public Administration, Political Science, Communications, Municipal Management or a closely related field. Our ideal candidate has a minimum of 7-10 years related experience in a strategic communications role, and at least 3 years within a leadership role.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated understanding of marketing, experience is an asset. The Manager of Communications should demonstrate political acuity and have an understanding of the changing needs of the community. We are seeking an individual with strong project management and leadership skills, a demonstrated ability to lead the development of strategic communications functions including issues management, crisis management, public relations, media relations, etc., and an aptitude for communication planning and critical thinking.
This position offers a salary range of $96,596.84 - $119,288.40, plus a competitive benefit package.
Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check, and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.
The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. If your application requires accommodation, please contact People Services at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.