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21-056e - Communications Manager

City of Port Coquitlam

Job Description

Find out why our AMAZING employees love working for the City of Port Coquitlam! 
Affectionately known as “PoCo”, we are an award winning organization made up of a
diverse and dedicated team of people who care deeply about the community they serve.
Are you reading this advertisement with a critical eye, thinking about how you could improve it to attract top talent?  Do you thrive in a fast-paced, issues-driven environment? Are you able to turn complex or obscure information into clear and concise copy?  Do you love telling the story and embrace technology as a conduit to getting the message out?   Are you ready to be a positive influencer and strategic partner? If you answered yes to many of these questions, keep reading, we think you may have found your dream job!  Reporting to the Director of Community Safety and Corporate Support, you are responsible for ensuring the City’s story is being told in a way that captures our audience’s hearts, promotes our services, and leaves our staff, elected officials and the broader community well informed.


What you bring:
  • You have an ability to quickly assess and confirm complex situations through effective listening, consultation, data analysis and analytical skills and turn this into clear and concise messaging
  • You have exceptional relationship building skills and an ability to quickly establish credibility, trust and presence with key stakeholders including Mayor and Council, government and community partners, the media, and staff across all levels of the organization
  • You possess political acumen and have an uncanny, almost sixth sense ability to anticipate potential landmines or issues that could negatively impact City reputation and recommending a positive path forward
  • You have a proven track record in media relations, issues management and leading communications during emergent or crisis situations
  • You are comfortable with all forms of communication channels including printed resources, advertising, marketing, web, digital and online tools, and social media platforms
  • You are a creative and strategic communicator and are experienced in developing and managing communications plans
  • You are an exceptional writer who is able to deliver clear, concise, reader focused materials
  • You are driven to continually improve the customer experience, keep the community informed and engaged and expect staff to do the same
  • You have experience managing teams and have a collaborative and inclusive leadership style yet can be decisive when required
  • You lead with integrity, “walk the talk” and expect the same of others
  • You have 10+ years in corporate communications and are on a trajectory towards more complex and challenging roles or have a combination of proven professional corporate communications excellence and experience
  • You have a degree in communications, public administration or business administration or related discipline.
What we offer:
  • A competitive salary and benefits plan
  • Sector leading educational allowances
  • A challenging and rewarding career in the service of our community
  • An ideally sized organization where meaningful impact and contribution happens every day
  • A dedicated and supportive action-oriented team who lead by example

How To Apply

The City embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and encourages you to apply if you have the competencies we are looking for and are interested in what we have to offer by going to and quoting competition #21-056e by June 20, 2021
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
The City of Port Coquitlam will conduct a criminal record check.
Contact For This Position
Human Resources
City of Port Coquitlam
2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2A8

Telephone: (604) 927-5417

Company Website: View
Job Location
Port Coquitlam BC
Job Level & Type
Intermediate Level
Listing To Be Posted Until
July 01, 2021
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