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Organization Overview

The City of Port Moody is a growing community of 34,000 residents located 30 minutes east of downtown Vancouver at the head of the Burrard Inlet and just steps from seaside parks, mountain trails and lakes. To achieve our mission of providing services that enhance the quality of life for all of our residents, we are looking for motivated individuals to complement our team.
Title Manager of Civic Engagement
Job ID 13-33
Job Class Regular Full-time
Employment Group Management
# of Vacancies 1
Posting Period May 24 to June 7, 2013
Position Overview

This position will lead a team of dedicated professionals overseeing the City’s newly created Civic Engagement Division.   As part of the City’s Corporate Services Department, the Civic Engagement Division is comprised of our current Corporate Communications and Executive/Administrative support professionals. The team will plan and execute civic engagement initiatives to involve people and strengthen City communications links as this relates to decision-making. This will be accomplished through direct advice and collaboration with Mayor & Council, various City departments, schools, community groups, businesses and residents.

  • Provides strategic advice to Mayor and Council and the City’s Executive Leadership Team, including analysis of leading civic engagement practices
  • Manages the City’s communications strategy to promote and build awareness of City initiatives with relevant stakeholders including City departments, government and private agencies, community organizations and residents
  • Manages the operation and budget of the Division to achieve maximum effectiveness
Knowledge of:  
local government; principles and practices of marketing, public relations and sponsorship development; tourism industry including marketing concepts and practices; fiscal and budget administration; and the principles and practices of effective leadership.
Ability to:
understand and provide advice in a complex political environment; plan, manage, and evaluate marketing programs; communicate effectively, persuasively and tactfully in both oral and written forms; and lead a diverse team of professionals.
Please note that employment at the City of Port Moody is subject to receipt of a satisfactory police records search and driver's abstract.
Please submit your online application @ by the posting close date.
Basic Qualifications
  • A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, business or public administration, or a closely related field and four years of progressively responsible strategic program development and implementation preferably in local government.
  • Demonstrated leadership in marketing and public relations for local government is required.  
  • Demonstrated success in the development of participatory models of engagement, for businesses and citizens: using online resources, discussion forums and social media initiatives.
Branch/Location Office City Hall
City Port Moody
State/Province British Columbia [BC]
Compensation & Benefits Overview The City of Port Moody strives to be an employer of choice and offers an excellent benefits package as well as professional development opportunities.
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