Job Posting Details

Town of High River

Manager of Communications

Job Description
Town of High River Invites applications for a Permanent, Full-time Manager of Communications “The Art Of Communication Is The Language Of Leadership.” The Manager of Communications is a key member of the Leadership Team, functioning as a strategic advisor in supporting the organization’s priorities. As a member of our team, you will be able to see and feel the impact that you are having on the town as you contribute to the important projects that are helping to shape the future of High River. You can also enjoy working in a community with a small town lifestyle with convenient access to larger centres; only a 30 minute drive to Calgary! In this hands-on, working leadership role, you will be actively involved in the day-to-day activities and decisions of the division. This position provides leadership, professional development and mentorship to the Communications Advisor, while working closely with all members of the Leadership Team. You will have the opportunity raise the profile of the Communications division to help keep communications ‘top of mind’ within the organization. You will provide overall strategic communications guidance, direction and coaching to Council and all levels of staff. Overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic communications strategies is an important function of this role as are creating the related marketing, media, and public relations campaigns, policies and procedures and print materials.
For this position, you possess a bachelor’s degree in communications or public relations and you have six to ten years relevant experience in progressively responsible positions, with five years in leadership positions. You have the demonstrated leadership ability with strong coaching and mentoring skills. Additionally, you have the ability to act as the Town’s spokesperson or select spokesperson(s), and provide key messages to equip them to interact with the media. Candidates must possess demonstrated sound political sensitivity and judgement along with political acuity. High River is a vibrant and thriving community that offers an inclusive social environment and locally-owned dynamic businesses. We strive to provide a culture that’s open, welcoming, supportive, and respectful; where the health, safety and security of our employees is a priority. We offer a positive, friendly and healthy work environment where each employee’s contributions make a difference and work/life balance is valued.

How to Apply
To explore this career opportunity, or to find additional information, please visit our website at, click on Careers and apply through our online application process. This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will take place Monday, April 2, 2018. Questions or inquiries can be emailed to We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Contact for Position

Town of High River


Job Location
High River

Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Friday, April 20, 2018