Published on: Feb 22, 2021
The Town of Shaunavon is accepting applications for a term contract part-time COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER.

The Communications Officer is a highly visible accomplished professional who reports to the CAO and works closely with the EDO and the EDC under the framework of the Town of Shaunavon’s Economic Development Strategy and other approved Town plans. The Communications Officer must have the ability to make good strategic decisions; demonstrate strong civic and community leadership; build relationships with economic development partners, the business community and area municipalities. The Communications Officer shall use their expertise to help define the character by focusing on promoting the community. The Communications Officer shall support the Town of Shaunavon’s profile as a community with an attractive economic climate by welcoming new business opportunities, building on local assets, resources, heritage and innovation.

The ideal contractor must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

1. Solid knowledge of communications and tourism, supported by a post-secondary diploma, certificate or degree in a related field.  Combination of experience and education may be considered.  Basic knowledge of history of Shaunavon & area considered an asset.

2. Working experience in communications, marketing, and public relations.

3. Preference will be given to applicants with 5 or more years of relevant experience in local government.

4. Strong analytical, writing and oral communication skills.

5. Strong graphic design skills.

6. High level of proficiency with computer programs including word, excel, power point, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey, website development and must be Social Media savvy.

7. Records Management.

8. Self-starter with strong motivation.

9. Proven ability to deal simultaneously with multiple files and tasks.

10. Ability to think strategically and translate goals into operational objectives.

11. Ability to develop and analyze business plans.

12. Ability to identify and promote community projects and initiatives.

13. Ability to prepare research and prepare statistical reports to committees, Council, and the community.

14. Ability to work in a politically sensitive environment.

15. Ability to work independently and in partnership with others.

16. Strong experience working with the public sector and government.

17. Knowledge and experience in working with the non-profit sector and volunteer committees.

18. Knowledge of granting programs and related processes.

19. Strong proposal writing and project management skills.

20. Ability to work effectively with stakeholder groups, business owners, executives, and elected officials.

21. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated through the ability to facilitate, network, lead, research, negotiate, analyze, and resolve issues.

22. Effective negotiation and mediation skills.

This is a contract part-time position, that shall expire December 31, 2021.  The contractor shall commit up to twenty (20) hours per full calendar week and shall provide all software and equipment.

Visit the Town of Shaunavon’s website: for more details on the Town of Shaunavon and the complete job description.

Interested contractors are encouraged to forward a resume, including hourly rates and references to: 

Town of Shaunavon
Attention: Tara Fritz
Box 820
Shaunavon, SK S0N 2M0

Posting Closure: End of business- March 5, 2021

Full Job Desription can be found HERE

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.