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We are currently hiring two Temporary Full-Time Communications Advisor roles in our Community and Health Services Department. One is a temporary full-time contract for 24 months and the other is a temporary full-time contract for 12 months!

Reporting to the Program Manager, is responsible for developing, planning, implementing and providing strategic communication advice to department clients; providing project leadership advice and communication best practices to department senior management, project teams and other internal stakeholders; leads the development of briefings, communications and presentations on behalf of department management; developing communication guidance documents for staff; in conjunction with Corporate Communications, supports the department's media relations, issues management and stakeholder relations efforts; providing support for corporate-wide initiatives, programs, special projects and communications.


  • Provides communications counsel to client groups to determine strategic approaches to internal and external communications, media relations, and issues management.
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic, audience-specific, communication initiatives, campaigns, events and tactics aimed at increasing public awareness and advancing the delivery of Department programs.
  • Proactively monitors and evaluates progress of communication plans to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and recommends and implements options and/or course of action; provides strategic department communication advice and tactics.
  • Conducts research on best practices, as directed, to support effective communications.
  • Reviews, edits and approves external communication products such as brochures, pamphlets, articles, newsletters in conjunction with management to provide clear, consistent messages to Region residents.
  • Researches various legislations, policies and programs for background material, as required.
  • Supports the department in responding directly to residents and other stakeholder inquiries and help resolve concerns through education and information.


  • Successful completion of a University Degree in Public Relations, Communications or Journalism or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years' communication experience in the development and delivery of strategic communication plans, executive-level communications support and advice, issues management, internal communications and stakeholder relations.
  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and theory, including strategic communications, issues management, internal communications best practices, traditional and social media.
  • Highly developed writing, editing and presenting skills, using plain language best practices and Canadian Press Style Guide.
  • Demonstrated experience fostering cooperative and collaborative working relationships, leading multiple projects, overcoming change and adversity.


Please apply online by May 17, 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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