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Executive Director, Communications
Executive Director, Communications

Executive Director, Communications

Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $9,383–$12,198 a month
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

Executive Director, Communications - EXE001546
Employment Type : Permanent Full-time
Location(s) : SK-Rgna-Regina
Ministry : 089 Immigration and Career Training
Salary Range : $9,383 - $12,198 Monthly
Grade : MCP.10.

The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to building a better quality of life for Saskatchewan people, to build strong communities and strong families, and grow a stronger Saskatchewan.

If you are looking for an opportunity to help shape the future of Saskatchewan communities to ensure they continue to grow and thrive, and ultimately enhance the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people, the role of Executive Director, Communications may be the ideal role for you.

Based in Regina, this position will allow you to leverage your leadership skills, passion, and technical expertise with a Ministry that holds deep rooted values of Respect and Integrity, Serving Citizens, Excellence, and Innovation, and Acting as One Team.

The Opportunity

The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking three (3) highly skilled and strategic leaders for three Government of Saskatchewan Ministries. These leaders will set the direction and guide the strategy of the communication function, including allocating the operating budget of their respective Communications branch.

As the Executive Director, Communications and as a member of the Ministry’s executive team, the successful candidates will leverage on their participative leadership skills and collaborative approach to lead teams of professionals responsible for a range of core communications services

The three Government of Saskatchewan ministries are:

Ministry of Immigration and Career Training

The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training leads efforts to help individuals prepare for, obtain and maintain employment and activities to assist employers with the development, recruitment and retention of workers, consistent with provincial labour market needs.

Ministry of Government Relations

The Ministry of Government Relations works collaboratively with government partners at the federal, municipal and community levels. Through teamwork and a shared vision, we plan for and respond to the opportunities and challenges of growth and help those we serve realize the opportunities of growth and address growth’s challenges. Together our governments are helping enhance the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people. The Ministry is responsible for municipal relations, building standards, and First Nations, Métis, and Northern Affairs, enhancing the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.

The Communications branch at Government Relations also provides support and expertise to the Provincial Capital Commission.

The Provincial Capital Commission is dedicated to providing enhanced visitor experiences and educational programming in Wascana Centre and at Government House to inspire pride in Saskatchewan's capital city while focusing on stewardship. The Commission is also responsible for the promotion of the Legislative Building and the Conexus Arts Centre while strengthening the connection between the capital city and its citizens.

Ministry of Energy and Resources

The Ministry of Energy and Resources develops, co-ordinates and implements policies and programs to promote the growth and responsible development of the province’s natural resource industries. The ministry operates as the primary regulatory authority for the oil and gas industry and ensures competitive royalty systems, regulations, and policies for all natural resource sectors. The ministry also plays an important role in promoting Saskatchewan’s diverse resource potential to investors around the world.

Executive Director, Communications Responsibilities

Reporting to the Deputy Minister, the successful candidates will:

  • Develop and manage the ministry's annual communications and marketing plans, ensuring activities are aligned with the ministry's key strategic directions;
  • Provide senior leadership and expertise in the design and implementation of media, public relations, and communications and social marketing strategies;
  • Develop and manage communications links between the ministry and stakeholders at the regional, provincial, and national level;
  • Design and manage communication and marketing activities intended to both influence and communicate Ministry business priorities to internal and external stakeholders;
  • The ability to think critically and view issues and challenges from multiple perspectives; and
  • Be a team player, able to both lead and collaborate, with a reputation for integrity and a focus on service excellence and innovation.

What you will need:

  • Knowledge, understanding and application of strategic communications, marketing, and social media, together with a solid grasp of ministry and public policy issues;
  • Knowledge of strategic communication principles and planning methods, theories, and tools, including media relations strategies digital communication platforms and practices;
  • Experience with the principles and tools related to internal communications;
  • Knowledge of public sector budgeting, forecasting, accountability, and decision-making processes; and
  • Leadership, superior interpersonal skills, issues management and the capacity to excel in high pressure situations are essential.

Typically, the knowledge and competencies for this position would be acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, or related field of study, supplemented with several years of management and leadership experience in strategic communications planning, marketing, and media relations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the Saskatchewan Public Service core values of respect and integrity; serving citizens, practicing excellence and innovation; and acting as One Team, including participating in, and contributing to an inclusive workplace culture.

What we offer:

  • Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals;
  • A competitive salary;
  • Comprehensive benefits package including pension;
  • Paid vacation, scheduled days off (SDO) and other types of leave (maternity/paternity/adoption, family/personal leave, sick leave);
  • Inclusive work environments; and
  • Advancement opportunities; and Flexible work arrangements.

This competition may be used for current and future permanent and term opportunities within the Government of Saskatchewan Ministries.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work : M - Monthly Out of Scope
Number of Openings : 3

Closing Date: Oct 3, 2022, 12:59:00 AM