Manager - Citizen Communications

Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT (30+ days ago)

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Permanent full-time position working 75 hours bi-weekly.

Who we are…
We are a high performing team responsible for leading the development, coordination and implementation of corporate and strategic communications and public engagement approaches for the Government of Yukon. We take a leadership role and collaborate with departments and Cabinet Communications to deliver high quality and timely communications to Yukoners.

The opportunity…
This position manages the development, implementation and evaluation of corporate and strategic communications for the Government of Yukon. The position fulfills a leadership role and provides advice and guidance to the Director of Communications, senior management within ECO, Cabinet Communications, and the Office of the Commissioner, and Yukon government departments to ensure government communications meets the needs of citizens and supports openness and transparency.

Our ideal candidate…
Is an accomplished professional with a solid foundation in strategic communications planning, implementation and evaluation, media relations and crisis communications. You successfully envision and implement change in a collaborative manner. Your communications expertise and big picture thinking balances the needs of stakeholders and clients at all levels. You are thoughtful, influential and strategic to ensure success and you focus on the needs of your clients. You can motivate and lead a team of communications professionals who achieve results in a fast-paced environment. You build positive, professional, and reciprocal relationships.

For more information about this position, please contact: Ben Horowitz, Director of Communications at ben.horowitz@gov.yk.ca or 867-667-5270

For information on the process please contact Marni Delaurier, HR Consultant at marni.delaurier@gov.yk.ca or 867-393-6275

Essential qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field of study
Considerable experience in communications; providing strategic advice, direction and recommendations on complex communications projects and public engagement initiatives.
Experience developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans, programs and policies.
Experience managing financial resources.
Experience leading a team; demonstrated ability to mentor, lead, and manage the performance of direct reports.

Candidates who have education, training and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Strong knowledge and application of communication principles, practices and delivery techniques
Ability to think strategically, proactively plan and establish strategic priorities and solutions to meet mandates and goals.
Ability to embrace a client-focused culture and engage others in providing outstanding service to internal and external clients.
Strong ability to learn from past experiences and self-reflect to increase personal effectiveness
Leads change and innovation
Promotes values and ethics
Ability to develop others
Takes action and achieves results

Additional Information

Conditions of employment: none
Job requirements: Occasional overtime required. Some travel within Yukon.

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
6 August 2020
Close Date
21 August 2020