General Manager, Strategic Communications and Community Engagement

When you join the City of Guelph, you join a team of 2000 full and part-time employees who deliver services the community relies on every day. Together, we are bringing to life Guelph’s vision of an inclusive, connected, and prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

As a regional top employer, the City of Guelph values its employees and offers competitive salaries, excellent benefit packages, opportunities for professional development, a healthy work-life balance, and many roles with flexible work options. Our corporate values are integrity, service, inclusion, wellness, and learning. Guelph is consistently ranked as one of the best places in Canada to live, work, and play—all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

The Opportunity

We are recruiting a General Manager, Strategic Communications and Community Engagement within the Strategic Communications and Community Engagement department for the City of Guelph. Under the leadership of the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will play a leadership role in overseeing and directing the City of Guelph’s strategic communications and community engagement activities. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness, and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision for an inclusive, connected, prosperous city.

Your role

Leadership

  • Be responsible for the strategic communications function including but not limited to issues management, internal and external communications, media relations, social media, and advertising.
  • Be a champion for modernization and ensure Guelph’s strategic communications and community engagement efforts respond to changes in the external environment and keep pace with new and emerging methods and practices.
  • Act as a key senior advisor to the CAO and the Executive Leadership Team, taking the lead in reputation management and acting as the chief spokesperson for the City.
  • Be a strategic business partner, working collaboratively with department leaders to advance service delivery as One City, One Voice.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the department as a member of the CAO Service Area leadership team.
  • Provide visible, positive, and engaged leadership to staff.
  • Lead and foster an engaged, high-performing team; promote continuous learning, accountability, professional development, and innovation.
  • Contribute to and show leadership in corporate initiatives, corporate planning, and other corporate activities as a member of the Corporate Management Team.

Department Management

  • Lead communications and engagement strategy, policy and governance for the organization consistent with the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and Guelph’s Community Plan.
  • Oversee the ongoing development and implementation of a digital strategy including a social media program, and the continued enhancement of policies and practices to ensure the City’s communications needs are effectively met at all times.
  • In partnership with others across the organization, support the City’s efforts to standardize, enhance, modernize customer service efforts, including through the City’s digital platforms.
  • Lead the work of the Strategic Communications and Community Engagement department and manage the department’s human, physical and financial resources.

Performance Monitoring and Measurement

  • Monitor the department’s annual performance against established departmental objectives, key performance indicators, and industry best practices.
  • Oversee the refinement of departmental goals and key performance indicators, and support ongoing program evaluation for communications and engagement plans.

Financial Management.

  • Be responsible for the preparation, presentation, and management of the department’s multiyear budget.

Qualifications

  • Extensive experience related to the responsibilities listed above, normally acquired through a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or a related field, and extensive experience in Community Engagement, Public Relations, and Issues Management. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience providing leadership, guidance, and direction to a team of communications and engagement practitioners in the public sector or similar environment.
  • Experience in the administration of budgeting, financial control, and human resource management.
  • Skills in effective community engagement, issues management, change management, strategic planning, group facilitation, project management, and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and relationship management skills with a proven record of establishing effective relationships with elected officials, staff at all levels, the community, and strategic business partners.
  • Ability to manage complexity and multiple competing priorities in fast-paced environments or with projects that are nonlinear.

Rate

$136,800- $171,000 per year

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, November 27, 2022. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

The City of Guelph is an equal-opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

General Manager, Community Engagement and Cultural Services

Situated within the shared, unceded territory of the L̓il̓wat7úl (Líl̓wat People) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish People), the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is a vibrant destination resort community, local government organization and leader in providing municipal programs, services, progressive planning and infrastructure. The RMOW is a high-performance municipal organization and significant tourism economy serving a community of 14,000 permanent residents and over three million annual visitors. Whistler’s vision is to be a place where our community thrives, nature is protected, and guests are inspired.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the General Manager of Community Engagement and Cultural Services is accountable for the overall direction and management of the Community Engagement and Cultural Services Division. This role leads the assessment and creation of strategic engagement and cultural development initiatives that support the resort community as it evolves to meet the needs of the community, visitors, and environment.

The Community Engagement and Cultural Services Division provides Council, residents, taxpayers, visitors, and the Municipality with leadership and resources in the areas of communications and engagement; cultural services; festival, events, and animation programming; community-facing Whistler Public Library and Recreation facilities; economic development and strategic initiatives; and provides resources and support for large cross-departmental initiatives and municipal fee for service programs.

The General Manager leads the Division in its responsibility for managing how the organization supports and interacts with residents in Whistler while also designing and implementing programs and services that the RMOW offers to visitors. This includes advancing the Arts, Nature, and Heritage components of the Official Community Plan, which includes building capacity within the resort community, and providing opportunities for the community and visitors to share and experience the uniqueness of Whistler in its entirety – its landscape, lifestyle, arts, heritage, built environment, narratives and stories.

As a member of the senior management team and one of four General Manager positions, this role also assists in creating and implementing strategic direction for the entire organization. The General Manager guides a large and diverse team through five direct reports: Manager of Communications; Economic Development and Strategy Analyst; Whistler Public Library Director; Manager of Recreation; and Manager of Village Animation and Events.

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree with further specialization in a field such as Communications, Community or StakeholderEngagement, Tourism, or Administration and a minimum of 10 years experience in a senior executive role including proven success in leading large teams with diverse functions. Experience managing public service teams an asset. Qualified candidates should demonstrate experience with community engagement and communication; experience with cultural tourism; experience managing significant budgets including implementation of performance management measures and reporting processes; and a proven record of accomplishment with stakeholder engagement and coordination with an ability to build rapport quickly and assess, identify and convey key findings.

The General Manager role requires a collaborative and community-minded thought leader who leads with a people-first approach. The successful candidate provides clear direction, inspires confidence in others, motivates and garners respect, and has the ability to build trusted relationships and draw people together around common goals. The successful candidate demonstrates a strong commitment to promoting a diverse and equitable workplace and contributes to a positive team environment. The successful candidate has a passion for community as well as the dedication to ensure that Whistler continues to be recognized on an international stage as a year-round world-class resort destination.

This position offers ongoing learning and development opportunities, a comprehensive benefit package, a nine-day fortnight schedule, and eligibility to participate in the organization’s recreation and transit pass program and remote work program. As a requirement of the position, the successful applicant must hold a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and must provide a satisfactory driver’s abstract and a satisfactory Police Information Check prior to beginning employment.

A full position profile is available by contacting hr@whistler.ca. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at Whistler.ca/careers.

Posting No. 142-22| Deadline for applications is Sunday, November 27, 2022

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.

Director, Corporate Marketing

The Opportunity

About Us

Home to endless skies and boundless opportunities, Grande Prairie is located in the heart of the Peace Region in Northwestern Alberta. The largest urban center north of Alberta’s capital, Grande Prairie is a thriving young city of over 69,000 with a median age of 32; a full 10 years younger than the national average. Whether it’s parents pushing a stroller, children filling the Eastlink Centre, or families biking on one of the many trails, there are signs of youth everywhere you turn.

Grande Prairie’s youthfulness arises from the exciting opportunities that enabled population growth of over 73% between 2001 and 2021. More than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups contribute to the community which not only serves as a hub for the surrounding area but also as the heart of a thriving regional population of almost 300,000 people. Attracting businesses, jobs, and people is enabled by a well-balanced blend of the agricultural industry, strategic location, and diverse wealth of natural resources including oil, natural gas, coal, and lumber.

This diversity provides a great opportunity for careers across a variety of industries. In addition, Alberta’s newest Polytechnical institution (Northwestern Polytechnical) serves as the capstone for an outstanding local educational system that facilitates personal and career growth across a full range of opportunities. The community offers an intriguing mix of mid-size city community and big city amenities that is often referred to as “urban without urban grind”.

There is endless possibility for residents to get involved and connected! For sport and recreation fans, there is a wide variety of parks and trails to explore across the city, as well as several state-of-the-art recreational facilities. Exciting and engaged art and culture community is also very active in venues such as the Montrose Cultural Centre, the Centre for Creative Arts, and the Grande Prairie Live Theatre and supported by a multitude of cultural and neighbourhood associations.

With something for everyone, Grande Prairie is the perfect place to thrive!

The Role

The Director of Branding & Marketing will be responsible for organizing, refining, and unifying the development of the corporate marketing strategy and delivering on the objectives of the City Council and senior administration. The Director will provide leadership strategic oversight of the City’s marketing initiatives, build, and implement the City’s branding strategy, and lead the marketing and digital media team.

The Director will be called on to provide leadership in public relations, media relations, event planning, social media strategy, public engagement, and marketing campaigns including the positioning of our community facilities as exciting advertising and sponsorship prospects.

We are looking for a highly motivated, results-based individual with a successful track record in marketing management roles.

This individual is a proven leader with previous senior leadership and financial accountability experience, capable of driving a team of high-performing specialists.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic, flexible individual proficient in navigating rapidly changing environments while ensuring marketing solutions remain aligned with corporate objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Directly lead and manage the marketing specialist staff.
  • Develop, execute, manage, and reinforce the City’s brand strategy.
  • Lead the development and management of the City’s internal and external corporate marketing campaigns, including developing marketing briefs for senior leadership and ensuring corporate marketing campaigns aligned with corporate strategic and annual plan objectives.
  • Lead campaign execution; acts as the primary point of contact for internal/ external agency counterparts, and other partners.
  • Create and manage marketing and advertising strategies to maximize revenue and achieve fiscal business objectives through accurate costing and budgeting.
  • Establish and enforce marketing standards while seeking out best practices and emerging marketing trends.

You Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, or a discipline related plus a minimum of five (5) years of senior administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the Municipal Government Act and related statutes are preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working in municipal operations, under applicable legislation; using relevant standards; effective marketing; and policy formation is considered an asset
  • Ability to provide strong visionary and pragmatic leadership and accomplished in taking appropriate action and in the delegation of both authority and responsibility where appropriate.
  • ·Strong entrepreneurial, leadership, management, analytical, and interpersonal skills with the ability to use tact, diplomacy, and mature judgment.
  • The successful candidate will be networking locally and beyond our municipal boundaries, building strong relationships internally and externally, and creating a sphere of influence that drives economic development and regional investments. Experience in a municipal or public sector setting is considered an asset.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Applied knowledge of executing strategic marketing principles and strategies including but not limited to, branding, media relations, plans, and analyze trends.
  • Exceptionally strong research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Relationship building and networking skills.
  • High level of political acumen to navigate the complexities of the position.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to interact well with, and respond to needs related to employees, the management team, the Council, and the residents, groups, and businesses of the community.
  • Excellent leadership, collaboration, and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise appropriate diplomacy and discretion.
  • Self-motivated, and able to develop and execute strategy with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to develop, interpret, implement, and adhere to organizational strategy, business plans, budgets, policies, and procedures.

Hours

Routinely Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, and after-hours and weekends as required.

Salary/Wage

A highly competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.

 

**Interested candidates are advised that, while a search closing date is identified for this position, it may stay open longer if circumstances warrant and it may be closed sooner should an ideal candidate express interest. Please do not hesitate to express your interest if that ideal candidate is you.**

Fire Chief

Town of Stephenville
FIRE CHIEF

The Town of Stephenville is in scenic Bay St. George. It has a sound economic infrastructure based on longtime commercial interests and industries. It has a 42-bed hospital, a thriving education system including the Provincial Headquarters of the College of the North Atlantic, and a multitude of recreational facilities and activities. It has a wonderful blend of intriguing natural beauty, fascinating history, warm hospitality, and rich cultural tradition. The area is home to a blend of French, English, Scottish and Mi’kmaq Indian ancestries, combining to form a unique mixture of culture and tradition.

Since its beginning in May of 1844, Stephenville has grown significantly. The first census report in 1844 cited 103 inhabitants in the area. The 2021 official Census Canada population was 6,540 and Stephenville is the service centre for an area of approximately 25,000. Stephenville has grown into an efficient and vibrant community. It is the second largest community on Newfoundland’s west coast. It provides an exceptional quality of life and has a prominent level of industrial activity. The Town of Stephenville is a wonderful place to work, live and raise a family.

Stephenville is also the proposed home to a cutting-edge Green Hydrogen facility which may represent one of the largest private sector investments in Atlantic Canada, a variety of aviation-based industries connected to the acquisition, modernization, and development of our airport by the Dymond group of companies, and several new and exciting industrial developments. These developments propose to drive development in both the size and population of the Town in the coming years.

The Stephenville Fire Department provides fire prevention, suppression, ice water rescue, extrication, airport rescue/firefighting, traffic responses, medical responses, public education, and additional emergency protection to the surrounding areas of Cold Brook and Noel’s Pond. The Fire Department is comprised of both full-time paid firefighters, and auxiliary firefighters.

The Town of Stephenville is looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Fire Chief to join its management team and provide vision, sound management, executive leadership, and strategic direction for the operation of the Fire Department now and in the future to meet potential new growth opportunities within the Town and at the airport. The position reports to the Town Manager and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, evaluating, improving the development, and delivery of the Fire Department’s priorities, services, programs, and operations including training programs. The position manages Human Resources functional areas including workforce planning, recruitment, employee development, performance management, effective labour management relations including grievances and contract negotiations.

The Roles and Responsibilities of the Fire Chief includes:

  • Providing input and direction for all matters discussed within the Senior Management Team.
  • Providing subject matter expert advice, guidance, and leadership to various stakeholders including Council, employees, boards, commissions, civic groups and the public on fire safety and emergencies.
  • Providing leadership as Incident Commander during emergency response when required.
  • Evaluating and assessing problems relating to fire prevention, community needs, employees, and public safety.
  • Ensuring compliance with Provincial and Federal legislation and applicable bylaws, including department’s policies and regulations.
  • Preparing and administering the Fire Department’s budget in consultation with the Town Manager.
  • Developing policies and procedures for fire prevention and standard operating procedures
  • Reviewing, revising, and implementing all fire department training and staff development programs including volunteer recruitment, retention, and weekly training programs.
  • Administering fire service contracts, mutual aid contracts and all related negotiations.
  • Acting as fire service representative for Emergency Management planning.
  • Establishing and maintaining a fire prevention program and completing fire and life safety inspections as required.
  • Supporting day-to-day operations. Responding, as required, to fires and other emergencies and directing, as needed, the operations of assigned staff.
  • Ensuring Stephenville Airport meets the standards and regulations set out by Transport Canada regarding Aircraft Fire Fighting at Airports and Aerodromes – Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)
  • Understanding of Federal and Provincial Legislation, codes and regulations, and municipal by-laws; legislation, policies, procedures, directives, and guidelines affecting municipal fire services.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Training and Certification

  • NFPA Certification including:

– NFPA 1001, Firefighter Level II
– NFPA 1002 or willing to obtain within 12 months of hire.
– NFPA 1031, or willing to obtain within 12 months of hire
– NFPA 1041 Level I Certification
– NFPA 1003 Certification or willing to obtain within 12 months of hire
– NFPA 1021, Fire Officer Level 1 certification from an entity accredited by IFSAC and/or ProBoard or  obtain within 12 months of hire

  • Incident Command System 100 and 200 (ICS 100 and 200)
  • Completed coursework or certification in Basic Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Centre Management (EOCM), and Exercise Program Management.
  • Valid certificate in Advanced First Aid for Firefighters.
  • Class 5 NL Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement
  • Must have or be willing to gain experience that meets standards and regulations set out by Transport Canada regarding Aircraft Fire Fighting at Airports and Aerodromes – Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).
  • Incident Command System Blue Card or ICS Canada will be an asset.
  • Must possess the rank of Captain (for internal employees only):

The ideal candidate must have proven strategic thinking with tactical expertise and ability to rally others around a vision for Fire Services. Demonstrated abilities to effectively lead and respond under demanding and high-stress situations that require a decisive response and confident leadership. A Post-secondary diploma or degree would be an asset or related discipline related to the position. A minimum of 10 years of related experience at a senior management level in core fire services field. Experience managing in a unionized department within a municipal fire service will be an asset. Must be proficient in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel. Other qualities required includes a proven reputation for building and leading strong teams, and empowering firefighters in the delivery of superior services. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional relationship building skills to quickly establish credibility and trust to continually improve the experience of firefighters and residents.

This is a fulltime position based on 35 hours per week, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with an expectation of emergency response after hours, evening auxiliary training and to work on-call. Competitive compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications and a competitive medical and retirement benefits package.

The successful applicant must reside in, or within 8 km, of the fire department within the Town of Stephenville for emergency response.

If you are interested in a once in a lifetime opportunity to become part of a dedicated team to provide and lead effective and efficient fire services and programs now and in the future to guide Stephenville through significant commercial and residential growth, please submit a covering letter and resume. Preference will be given to candidates with career firefighting experience, supervisory experience in a career or composite (career and volunteer) firefighting environment, and experience in a unionized career firefighting environment. The letter and resume should clearly outline how you meet the qualifications for this position and why you want to work for the Town of Stephenville, and provide at least three (3) professional references to:

LW Consulting
36 Yetman Drive
Mount Pearl, NL, A1N 3A8

The successful candidate will be required to provide a recent Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check. Applicants are to submit their letter and resume electronically to lewisgerard47@gmail.com.  This job notice will remain active, until the position is filled.

Fire Prevention Officer

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER

(PERMANENT FULL-TIME)

The Town of Morinville is currently seeking a full-time Fire Prevention Officer to join our Morinville Fire Department. The Morinville Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of fire-related emergency services to protect the life and property of Morinville and surrounding area residents. The provision of front-line fire rescue services, fire prevention programs, and public education make the Town a safer and healthier place. Under the direction of the Manager, Community Safety Services/Fire Chief, the Fire Prevention Officer provides services while also implementing safety programs to manage the community fire risk.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive set of procedures for the consistent application of a risk-based approach to fire inspections.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and evaluation of public fire and life safety education, while participating in and promoting fire prevention initiatives and public awareness programs.
  • Conduct inspections of buildings and structures in an assigned area to identify and locate fire hazards to ensure compliance with the Safety Codes Act, National Fire Code, Alberta Edition, and related standards as well as Town By-Laws.
  • Assisting designers and contractors by providing information and interpretations of fire codes and regulations, and recommending necessary changes to design documents as required.
  • Approve fire safety plans and confirm building fire alarm systems, fire pumps, standpipe systems, sprinkler systems, emergency power generator systems, smoke control systems, and elevator control systems are functional.
  • Review and interpret technical reports, examine building plans, review building development plans, conduct seminars, and make presentations on fire safety and fire prevention programs.
  • Develop or assist with the development and presentation of reports/budgets for Council.
  • Respond to emergency situations dealing with fire suppression, rescue, and dangerous goods control functions if needed.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Certified Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline is required.
  • Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline (SCO-Fire) Group B1 Certification required, Group B2 is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Firefighter with a recognized fire emergency services organization is required.
  • Current First Aid—HCP level/CPR/AED is required.
  • A valid Alberta Class 3 with Q-endorsement and a satisfactory driver’s abstract is required.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certifications: 1001-L1/L2, 1002-All Levels, 1021-L1, 1033 are assets.
  • Maintain physical standard set by the Morinville Fire Department for high-stress working conditions that include heights, heavy lifting, physical exertion, rapidly changing environmental conditions found in dealing with emergency situations.
  • Thorough knowledge of and the ability to interpret applicable codes, regulations, legislation, safety plans, building plans, and reports.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated ability in working with fellow staff, organizational departments, and paid-on-call firefighters.

In addition to these attributes, we are looking for individuals who demonstrate integrity and honesty, reliability and motivation; who are continuously willing to learn and improve, and who demonstrate a deep sense of commitment and responsibility to serving the public while working in a team environment.

Compensation: $70,255 – $83,888/annum (based on a 7 step wage grid). We offer a comprehensive benefits package including pension, workplace development, and great opportunities for employees to become involved in the community. Hours of work are based on a 35-hour work week.

Application Deadline: Open until Filled.

Please submit applications quoting “Fire Prevention Officer, Competition #202238-FPO” to:

Human Resources, Town of Morinville
10125-100 Avenue, Morinville, AB T8R 1L6
Email: hr@morinville.ca | Fax: 780-939-5633 | Web: Morinville.ca