POSITION TITLE: Engagement and Communications Officer
DEPARTMENT: Community Services
POSTING DATE: Monday, December 14, 2023
CLOSING DATE: 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2024
WAGE: $92,243 - $102,243 Annually
The Town of Smithers has an exciting opportunity for an Engagement and Communications Officer (ECO) to join the Community Services Department. This is a full-time, exempt position.
Surrounded by mountain ranges, Smithers is a northern gem, nestled at the base of Hudson Bay Mountain. With a population of 5,400, it is a service hub for a surrounding region comprising of a population of approximately 15,000.
Residents enjoy four seasons of recreational activities; in addition to a ski hill within a half an hour of town, the region offers world-class fishing, backcountry and cross-country skiing, hunting, golfing and alpine trails for hiking and horseback riding coupled with a lively music scene, Art Gallery, Museum, theatrical performances, and an energetic sporting community.
Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the ECO is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive internal and external communications plan and fostering a culture of engagement with Town stakeholders. The Engagement and Communications Officer leads projects, coordinates consultants, conducts research, and composes civic engagement strategies and communications materials. Additionally, the Engagement and Communications Officer represents the municipality to the public and outside agencies, ensuring clear and consistent messaging.
The Town of Smithers offers a competitive salary ($92,243 - $102,243) and an excellent benefits package. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience. Please review the full job description including qualifications here.
Candidates may be required to undergo a comprehensive evaluation of skills, qualifications, and abilities. If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity with the Town of Smithers, please submit your cover letter and resume with three professional references, no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 15th, to:
Confidential: Competition #23-22
Town of Smithers
Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0
The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Town of Smithers is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.