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Mission is located in the lower mainland of BC, and is nestled on the southern coastal mountain slopes overlooking the lush Fraser River Valley. Mission is a rapidly growing and dynamic community of approximately 38,000 residents, located 15 minutes north of the US border and 70 kilometers east of Vancouver. Although Mission is part of a broader metropolitan area, it still maintains its distinct and welcoming small town flavor.
If...working for a growing community and making a difference...
working for a progressive employer in the beautiful Fraser Valley...
working with an exceptional team, appeals to you...
You may be the person we are seeking.

Manager of Communications & Public Engagement

The Manager of Communications and Public Engagement will raise citizen and business awareness and understanding of municipal initiatives, programs and operations, and develop and promote opportunities for public engagement and feedback, by developing, coordinating and implementing civic engagement strategies based on the District’s vision and strategic direction. This position will also oversee the District’s brand and related marketing materials, serve as a key liaison on internal and external communications and public relations matters, and manage specific corporate projects.

The District of Mission prides itself on its cultural diversity and, as such, is looking for a Manager of Communications and Public Engagement to work to engage all segments of the community including visible minority groups. The Manager of Communications and Public Engagement will play a key role in the District’s desire to further develop relationships with First Nations that are mutually beneficial.

The successful candidate must have the skills to develop strategic plans for communications and public engagement. Excellent interpersonal skills will be critical for leading and managing public engagement projects and for leading internal and external stakeholder meetings. An eye for style and for detail, along with strong communication skills, will help with overseeing the printed and electronic messaging, and for overseeing the promotion of District media events.

The ideal candidate will have experience with building partnerships, consulting and engaging with all segments of the community including First Nations and visible minority groups.

You will have your degree in public or business administration, communications or a related field, along with a minimum of five years’ related and management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You will have sound knowledge of municipal government and budgetary control. Strong computer skills are also required.

If your experience and education have prepared you for success in this position and you are committed to working in a manner that supports a respectful, healthy and safe environment we invite you to apply.

This excluded position offers a wage rate commensurate with your qualifications and experience along with a comprehensive benefits package, pension plan, a 9-day fortnight work schedule and the opportunity to work with an excellent team.

If this career opportunity interests you, please apply via the Careers page on our website (Job ID 2020-01) by Monday, February 3, 2020.

We thank all interested candidates however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Location: Mission, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Communications,Civic Engagement
Posted: January 10, 2020, 1:36 pm
Expires: February 3, 2020, 4:30 pm