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Manager of Communications, Marketing, & Community Engagement

Division Services Centre

Full Time, 12 months per year

(35 hours per week)

Position: Reporting to the Superintendent, the Manager of Communications, Marketing, & Community Engagement supports and advises the Board of Trustees and the Superintendent in developing and implementing communications strategies that contribute to the development of a positive internal and external environment for the Division and enhances community confidence, the integrity of the Division, and pride and passion for the Division's mission and vision.

Duties to Commence: August 16, 2021 (or as mutually agreed)

Qualifications and Required Competencies:

  • Committed to being a model and witness to Christ-centered education values and beliefs;
  • Completion of a degree or diploma in communications, public relations, marketing or a related field is an asset;
  • A minimum of 5 years of successful communications, marketing, and/or community engagement experience;
  • IAP2 certification or equivalent is an asset;
  • Excels in a high-paced environment that is responsive to community and media interests;
  • Proactively addresses needs and maintain a systems' coordination of integration of communications at every level;
  • Demonstrates strong digital and social media fluency;
  • Has proven experience and/or credentialing in community engagement work;
  • Exercises initiative to engage in strategic thinking when faced with issues management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop an annual Communications Plan for recommendation to the Board of Trustees that aligns with the Board's Strategic and Advocacy Plans, as well as the Division's Three-Year Education Assurance Plan;
  • Promote effective communications regarding the operations of the Division;
  • Proactively manage issues through strategic internal and external communications planning in a manner that maintains or enhances Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools' brand and reputation;
  • Promote and respond to media interest and requests of the school Division;
  • Assist the Board of Trustees, the schools and senior administration in setting and fulfilling their communications objectives;
  • Develop and implement consultation and community engagement initiatives;
  • Advising with the organization and promotion of school-based communication activities;
  • Maintain, enhance, develop, and implement effective community relations;
  • Attend Board of Trustees meetings to address evolving communication needs;
  • Provide the Board of Trustees with meeting summaries as required;
  • Support the Superintendent in maintaining and enhancing communication needs throughout the Division and into the broader community;
  • Maintain a current awareness of burgeoning internal and external communication interests, and demonstrating responsiveness to these needs;
  • Write speeches and briefing notes as required, and utilize other communications vehicles to support strategic priorities;
  • Ability to provide graphic design support to the Division as requested by preparing a wide variety of print material for both internal and external audiences, including newsletters, brochures, notices and marketing materials;
  • Effectively manage a communications budget to achieve organizational goals;
  • Oversee maintenance of the Division website, including editing, writing, and updating content;
  • Monitor school websites to reflect communications alignment with Division goals;
  • Demonstrate annually to the Superintendent the effectiveness of the Division Communications Plan and the case for adaptive changes in the future;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

For more information on this position, please contact:

Jennifer Witter

Human Resource Services Manager

Phone: (780) 459-7711

Only online applications will be accepted. No late applications will be accepted.

Although all applications are appreciated, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Interviews to be held August 11,

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