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Coordinator of Communications (SSRCE & TCRCE)

Competition #: 2020-0201 Last Updated: 7/23/20 10:21 AM Posting Type: Permanent Start Date: 8/17/20 Union: Non Union End Date: Posting Round: Non Teaching Internal and External

Position Information

Location: South Shore Regional Centre for Education % Cycle: 100% Grade Level: P-12 Hours per Day: 7 hrs/day

DESCRIPTION

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Coordinator of Communications

Location: To be negotiated

Reports to: Regional Executive Directors of Education for the SSRCE and TCRCE

Employee Group: Non Union

Qualifications:

  • Public Relations/Communications degree or designation (or equivalent)
  • Training in cultural responsiveness

Experience:

  • Five years' experience in providing counsel and services to senior management in a communications role
  • Experience in web site development and maintenance
  • Experience working with senior leadership, business partners, media and other stakeholders
  • Experience in marketing

Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Team player
  • Possess strong initiative
  • Displays professionalism and diplomacy
  • Superior writing/editing skills
  • Technology skills related to web site design/maintenance, social media and ideally, adobe creative suite
  • Skillset in technology related to potentially working remotely

Task Dimensions:

  • Managing communications for the Regional Centres such as developing and implementing internal and external communication plans and strategies; create multi-year, comprehensive Communications Plan detailing objectives and goals.
  • Maintaining open and ongoing communication with schools, principals, teachers, school support staff, and volunteers in the schools.
  • Maintaining open and ongoing communications with other agencies and organizations in the community.
  • Special Events Planning: Coordinating and planning special events and activities, such as Lieutenant Governor Awards, school openings, sod-turnings, etc. Required for both internal and/or external audiences.
  • Working towards developing a recognized brand for SSRCE and TCRCE, through mission values and promotion of public education.
  • Establishing communications best practices, including relations and cultural responsiveness.
  • Representing SSRCE and TCRCE on various committees or at functions as necessary.
  • Providing crisis communications and issues management counsel to senior management and other leaders.
  • Initiating and sustaining ongoing communication with principals, School Advisory Councils, and educational partners like Home and School Associations.
  • Providing counsel and services to the senior management team and administrators.
  • Providing information and responding to inquiries from teachers, principals, and others within the school community.
  • Providing guidance, upon request, to schools and staff respecting media and/or public relations and communications.
  • Assisting in developing and promoting a SSRCE and TCRCE Business Plan.
  • Maintaining open/ongoing communication and liaising with reporters, editors, producers and media representatives regarding media coverage and public accountability.
  • Initiating, promoting and publicizing stories reflecting the delivery and/or governance of education in the region.
  • Responding to media inquiries on behalf of the Regional Centre.
  • Authoring news releases, backgrounders, and other public documents for use by the media.
  • Acting as public spokesperson for the SSRCE and TCRCE.
  • Responding to inquiries and requests for information from the general public, the community-at-large, other levels of government, and other agencies in the community.
  • Collaborating with other levels of government and other community agencies.
  • Designing and maintaining of the SSRCE and TCRCE web sites and social media channels.
  • Developing a plan for development and maintenance of online communications.
  • Assisting in organizing public events, seminars, workshops, in-services, presentations, etc.
  • Coordinating development and dissemination of all related internal and external communications associated with public events, seminars, workshops, in-services, presentations etc.
  • Collaborating with other departments to ensure policies are clear and concise for various audiences.
  • Ensuring policies are communicated appropriately both internally and externally as necessary.
  • Complying with Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
  • Other related duties as required.
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