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Description: Director Communication & Media Relations
Competition #: CO.18.047
Posting Date: Oct-29-2018
Status: Active
Type: External

 Good Samaritan Head Office
Edmonton, AB

CLOSING DATE Until a suitable candidate is selected.
HOURS OF WORK 0800-1600 Monday-Friday    
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Temporary Full Time, 1 FTE
Fourteen month term contract.
LOCATION Good Samaritan Head Office
8861-75 Street
Edmonton, AB 
WAGES Commensurate with education and experience. 
The Good Samaritan Society (GSS) and Good Samaritan Canada are leading faith-based, not-for-profit, registered charities in Western Canada
that provide quality accommodations, health, and community care services and programs to aging individuals in need.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director, Communications and Media Relations, is responsible for the development,
implementation, and evaluation of communications strategies and plans, that promote the Mission, Vision, and Values and strategic direction and objectives of GSS/GSC.
  • Develops and manages annual operating budget for the Communications department.
  • Reports to the President and CEO the collection, analysis of internal and external information, media scanning, and other relevant data pertaining to the organizations communication and marketing objectives, environmental scanning to keep abreast of legislative and other changes to assess any risks and/or issues.
  • Provides strategic advice to the President and CEO and members of the strategic leadership team (SLT) in the areas of communication, media response, and general public representation of the organization.
  • Promotes public awareness of the organizations Mission, Vision, and Values, charitable status, and programs and services.
  • Prepares responses to internal and external queries/issues regarding the organization.
  • Oversees development and implementation of communication plans in accordance with GSS’s strategic objectives and creates response strategies to complex media and public relations issues.
  • Creates communications plans in support of change initiatives and lead the organizations response to critical incidents.
  • Acts as the key point of contact and spokesperson for media queries and provides advice and resources to organization staff who are appointed to respond to media.
  • Ensures healthy linkages with internal and external stakeholders as relates to the Mission of the organization.
  • Leads the development of organizational branding, public relations, and messaging of marketing materials, websites, social media, and advertising.
  • Develops and implements marketing strategies and coordinates the use of required external resources.
  • Works closely with all internal departments, care homes and programs to support marketing initiatives.
  • Coordinates and collaborates on all projects and issues that have a communications component to ensure consistency across the organization.
  • Leads a professional team, including performance reviews, coaching, training, and development as well as disciplinary processes up to and including dismissal.
  • University degree or diploma in communications, public relations, journalism, English, or a related field.
  • Minimum 8 – 10 years’ of experience in the fields of communications, public relations and media relations, including at least three years’ experience in a communications management position.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
All new employees are required to submit:
- a current and clear Criminal Record Check that has been obtained no more than 90 calendar days prior to the hire date;

Please visit http://hrnet.gss.org to view all current employment opportunities.
We thank all applicants, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

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