Reporting to the Manager, Communications this role leads a team of communication specialists in the delivery of communications programs to support the Region’s strategic priorities.
The successful candidate will have a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration or related discipline and at least five (5) years of direct supervisory experience leading, coaching and motivating a team of communications professionals.
Experience in and understanding of public administration, policy and politically sensitive environments and experience overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of communications plans and materials is required.
Strong political acuity to assess issues and think strategically, professionalism when working with senior staff and the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive topics/issues is required as is well-developed written and oral communication skills, project management, media relations, issues management and crisis communications skills.
Candidate should have knowledge of current communications practices.