May 12/06 7:14 am - Employment Opportunity: Halifax 2014 Commonwealth Games
Posted by Editoress on 05/12/06
Halifax 2014 Commonwealth Games
Application Deadline: May 17, 2006
Starting Date: May 22, 2006
Position: Director of Communications
Halifax 2014 Commonwealth Games invites applications for the position of Director of Communications.
We are seeking a person who will provide leadership and overall management of internal and external communications for the Halifax 2014 Commonwealth Games International bid phase. The Director will be a strategist, a relationship builder, a coordinator and a spokesperson for the Commonwealth Games Committee and will be responsible for managing all relations and deliverables with internal and external stakeholders, partners and agencies.
You will be accountable for developing proactive public relations and public affairs strategy to communicate the positive attributes of hosting the 2014 Games, in consultation with the CEO of the Halifax 2014 CGBC, the officials at all three levels of Government and citizens. A key responsibility will be to liaise and collaborate with a team of stakeholders including the Province of Nova Scotia officials, Halifax Regional Municipality and the Federal Government, Commonwealth Games Canada etc. and ensure a consistent message is shared with all audiences. You will manage and direct media activity as required to increase the positive opinion of the Commonwealth Games and develop responses for all public inquiries, issues, etc. along with developing and executing public relations efforts to maximize the Halifax 2014 brand and build relationships with CG Association delegates to partner with Halifax in 2014. In conjunction with the Director of International Relations, you will design and develop a visitors program around solid bid values that enhance positive relations, engage people and capture the desire to wish to work with Halifax leading up to the 2014 Halifax Games decision in December 2007.
As the ideal candidate, you have previous experience working in a fast paced, multi-level, project-based environment with emphasis on time lines and delivery. You are an experienced strategic communicator and have 10 years experience with employee communications, media relations, government affairs, community relations and event management. You have also demonstrated your ability to build and maintain positive media and government relations; along with your leadership, team building and supervisory skills. Your educational background includes a Bachelors Degree with focus in Journalism, English or Communication or equivalent experience. Fluency in French is an asset.