Career Postings

Marketing Consultant II
Corporate Performance Department
Communications Division

(Two temporary full-time positions available for approximately two years)
Posting No. 522(222)

The City of Saskatoon is an Employment Equity employer


1. Develops and implements a long-term marketing strategy and action plan for the Department
which supports the Strategic Plan and relevant strategic goals.
2. Provides a disciplined analysis of the needs, wants, perceptions, and preferences of target
markets as the basis for effective program design and service delivery, pricing, and
3. Provides communication within the Department to help staff at all levels understand their role
in achieving marketing objectives.
4. Supports the development of revenue and pricing strategies for the Divisions programs and
5. Supports the preparation and justification of revenue and projections for the Departments
operating budget and monitors ongoing results.
6. Undertakes disciplined analyses of revenue results to assess achievements against
established marketing targets and goals and use these analyses for corrective action and
future planning.
7. Develops Division communications and visual identity strategies, including copyrighting,
design and production for media advertising and publication.
8. Researches and implements a coordinated approach for the use of technology to meet the
needs of audiences (i.e. web-based, new and emerging media, twitter, facebook, blogs, etc.).
9. Prepares the Divisions marketing budget and monitors ongoing expenditures.
10. Coordinates with the Communications Division to ensure consistency with corporate
marketing and communications policies.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Degree in commerce or business administration (marketing major preferred).
  • Four to six years’ of progressively responsible experience in marketing administration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices and techniques of
    marketing, media advertising, promotion and publicity and the graphics industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of corporate sponsorship and fund-raising principles and
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and organizational development.
  • Knowledge of transit and/or transportation operations.
  • Demonstrated ability in expressing ideas and concepts effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and support assigned staff in achieving identified results.
  • Ability to develop and present budgets and to control available resources to achieve expected
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the public, external
    agencies and co-workers.
  • Demonstrated skill in the operation of a computer with MS Office suite.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including strategic planning, budgeting, management
    reporting, managing change and organizational development.

Must be available to be on-call.

$73,065.12 to $85,937.76 per annum (2016 rates)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017







Communications Specialist (Salary under Review)

Successful completion of a university degree in Public Administration, Communication, Journalism, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education, training and/or experience.

Must have experience with researching, developing and designing written materials, communication strategies, reports and media releases. Significant experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc.).

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc.) with the ability to learn additional programs as required.
Knowledge of Communications/Public Affairs industry standards for production of reports, presentations, speeches and articles.
knowledge of First Nation political and corporate business structures.

Skills and Abilities
Ability to research, recommend, and effectively implement operational changes.
Ability to select the appropriate communication methods and tools, depending on the audience and situation.
Ability to consistently provide friendly, timely, and accurate client service.
Ability to exercise judgement regarding day-to-day priorities and situations.
Ability to work independently, be reliable, and take personal responsibility for tasks and deadlines.
Ability to collaborate and consult effectively across work groups, business units, and organizations, to meet program and organizational goals.
Ability to research, develop and design written materials, communication strategies, reports and media releases, that develop and maintain SIGA’s position reputation.
Ability to maintain meticulous attention to detail in copy writing, editing, and design implementation.
Ability to work with and effectively use all types of media (online, television, radio, print); knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques.
Ability to effectively navigate within the larger context in which SIGA operates.

Condition of Employment
Must consent to a background check in order to qualify as a gaming employee
Must obtain and maintain a gaming employee Certificate of Registration from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA)
Must be 19 years of age or older
Must possess valid Saskatchewan Driver’s License and acceptable driving record

Main Duties
Reporting to the Director of Communications and Media Relations, this position develops and executes internal and external communications, serving to build and support an internal culture that truly lives SIGA’s values, maintains and enhances a positive reputation and image for SIGA and mitigates risk to the organization through communications planning and quality control. Responsibilities include: Coordination of media relations. Communications research and planning. Researching, writing and producing communications materials for the President and CEO, and SIGA Executive. Developing and executing internal communications. Managing Corporate’s Social Media Strategy. Handling External Communications/ Public Relations. Administering SIGA Corporate’s Digital Asset Management System. Photography/ Filming of Corporate Events. Participating in other projects and activities as required, in support of SIGA’s communication priorities and programs.

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The Associate Vice President (AVP), Communications & Marketing reports to the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and is accountable for leading and inspiring approximately 17 FTEs, five of which are direct reports. Employees are based at the four locations across the province. This position is located ideally in Saskatoon, or alternatively in Regina.

The AVP is instrumental in sharing the story of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and inspiring their future, while leading key internal communication strategies that are critical to their strategic priorities and employee engagement initiatives. A dynamic and flexible manner is required to inspire Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s brand and communicate their vision. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the leader of post-secondary applied education and training in the province. The AVP is key in leading the promotion of their communications and institutional strategies to achieve their goals and advance their standing in the national post-secondary education market. Through the development and execution of strategic communications and marketing plans and campaigns, the AVP will lead internal and external communications, and develop advocacy strategies for a wide array of key stakeholders including government and industry partners. This includes creating key communications and briefing documents for the President and Senior Leadership Team. This position is as much anticipatory as it is responsive. Bridging the needs of internal partners through effective and attentive client service is important to the success of this role.

The AVP’s portfolio includes:

  • being a member of Senior Management Assembly (SMA) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and will provide support to the Senior Management Council (SMC);
  • will focus on supporting government relations and partnerships with key industry leaders; and will ensure communications and marketing strategies and activities enhance the organization’s reputation and culture, and advance the goals and objectives of Saskatchewan Polytechnic.


Communications Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Create enterprise-wide marketing and communication strategies and initiatives that capture and advance the organization’s strategic vision and goals. Determine strategies to best connect with audiences in a manner that advances organizational goals and objectives. Audiences may include Saskatchewan Polytechnic employees, students and alumni; national and provincial decision-makers; taxpayers; potential students and people who influence them; public and private sector employers; donors and potential donors; and training system partners.
  • Create organization-wide systems and practices through the use of analytics to drive to change.
  • Determine the vehicles, modes or methods to communicate, leading best practice and championing for new and innovative ways to develop communication strategies and actions. Promote and develop communications initiatives that advance Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s reputation with provincial and national policy-makers and funders and senior business leaders.
  • Develop partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and leaders. Listen and understand how to respond to needs and maximize opportunities.
  • Demonstrate transparency and effectively articulate communication and marketing strategies and plans that support a vision for change in the department, division and the enterprise as a whole.
  • Provide direction in implementing policies, guidelines, processes and practices that govern all aspects of communications and marketing strategies aligned to operations or organizational requirements, including published materials and key communications documents (e.g. Annual Report, Strategic Planning materials).

Relationship Management


  • Demonstrate influence and professionalism in creating and maintaining key relationships with internal partners such as student and academic services, alumni and development, school leaders (deans, associate deans and program heads), and administrative services partners.
  • Oversee development and implementation of communications strategies that build community, and inform and engage internal audiences in the pursuit of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s mission, vision, goals and objectives.
  • Serve as a resource to the President and Board of Directors on communications and advocacy issues. Provide advice, conduct research and make recommendations for action.
  • Show strong leadership presence and accessibility, enable and encourage open-mindedness and bold thinking, generating new ideas that continually enhance the organization, the division and the department.
  • Build a culture of entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity, and experimentation in the Communications and Marketing team. Create a safe environment for risk taking, learning, and supporting others through mistakes. Where needed, remove barriers and build systems and processes that encourage and reward innovative ideas.
  • Demonstrate and coach others to engage in cross-enterprise collaboration, open and honest relationships, and a respectful understanding of one another.


  • Partner with Saskatchewan Polytechnic Deans and senior leaders on strategic and tactical communication initiatives that inform and engage the full range of external audiences, including business leaders, taxpayers, provincial and federal government departments, municipal governments, agencies, associations, training partners.
  • Engage in consultations and relationship building with external audiences to support the President, the Board, the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and other senior management. Represent Saskatchewan Polytechnic externally, in partnership with the President, the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and other senior managers.
  • Support collaborative and strengths-based relationships with senior government officials (Federal and Provincial), non-governmental organizations, industry and private sector business leaders.
  • Ensure appropriate engagement of media relations partners in support of announcements and issues management with Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Develop a network of media partners to grow our external media agency support.
  • Develop and oversee the development of briefing documents, media releases, key messages and speaking notes as assigned by the President or Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.

Risk Management and Mitigation

  • Provide leadership in the development, review and dissemination of the Risk Assessment and Risk Management plans.
  • Ensure appropriate issues management and crisis communications plans and procedures are in place.
  • Monitor key business performance indicators to identify needs for support; e.g., program applications vis-à-vis student recruitment advertising campaign requirements, program marketing needs, etc.

People Management

  • Ensure a positive, diverse and inclusive work and learning environment.
  • Recruit, orient and retain outstanding staff in pursuit of service excellence aligned to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s values: respect, integrity, sustainability and excellence.
  • Coach, develop and mentor direct reports to inspire their creativity and success. Develop and monitor performance objectives and plans for divisional employees that are aligned to overall strategic objectives. Remove barriers to maximize execution and client service. Build a culture of entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity and experimentation in the division.
  • Hold employees accountable for outcomes and a high level of performance by addressing people management issues within the division in a timely manner. Attend to issues in a sensitive and professional manner.
  • Plan for future key leadership roles by ensuring succession and workforce planning initiatives are implemented within the division.
  • Promote strong employee engagement.

Resource Allocation

  • Ensure resource allocation for all divisional programs and services is aligned with the Multi-year Business Plan.
  • Assist other parts of the enterprise to identify communication and marketing operating and capital requirements.
  • Develop and manage both operational and capital budgets in accordance with divisional objectives; monitor the division’s progress in meeting divisional objectives, project plans and priorities as set in out the Multi-year Business Plan.
  • Develop innovative solutions to resource challenges while ensuring alignment with, and support of, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s strategic plans.
  • Provide monthly and ad hoc reports to the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development as required.
  • Ensure divisional resources are allocated according to budget.
  • Ensure efficient and effective expenditure of resources.


A graduate degree in communications, public relations or marketing is preferred. Applicants should be experienced in leading a creative team with minimum 7 years of experience in a marketing and communications position, including five years at the senior management level. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


Leads Transformation
Anticipates emerging trends and creates opportunities that shape and transform the organization and the polytechnic sector in Canada.

Inspires Courage & Innovation
Models and enables creative thinking, curiosity, and calculated risk taking to create new solutions and enable transformative change.

Cultivates Strong Relationships
Builds strong and trusting internal and external relationships and brings a stakeholder and learner-centric mind set and focus to all elements of the organization.

Drives Operational Excellence
Leverages business insight, financial acumen, and operational rigor to maximize productivity and build long-term, sustainable success.

Builds Leadership & Culture
Brings authenticity, emotional intelligence and accountability to develop leadership effectiveness in individuals, teams and our culture.


A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.


Allan Nelson or Heather Fookes
Davies Park Executive Search
530, 1000 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 5L5
Phone: (403) 263-0600 Email:

Additional information can be found at:

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Volunteer Reporter
Communications – Saskatchewan

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a volunteer Reporter for the Communications department. Reporting to the Saskatchewan Communications Coordinator, the volunteer Reporter will assist in researching and writing various pieces to appeal to audiences across multiple channels. All materials produced remain the sole intellectual property of the Canadian Red Cross. This position is ideal for students looking for workplace experience as part of a course requirement, or experienced professionals looking to give back in a creative and fun way. The Canadian Red Cross will help to fulfill evaluations and reporting as necessary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Red Cross staff to identify, research, and write stories for our website and blog
  • Interview volunteers, research and write volunteer profiles
  • Interview individuals, and research and write stories highlighting Red Cross work
  • Write and edit copy for varying promotional materials


  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Photography skills
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, Canadian Press Style
  • Ability and desire to work independently
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to write for different audiences and channels including various web and social media platforms

Optional: First Aid Certification (training provided)

            Working Conditions

  • A maximum of 4 hours per week
  • Flexibility to work in the Prince Albert, Regina or Saskatoon Red Cross office during business hours, or remotely on evenings and weekends.

This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record and vulnerable sector check. The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested parties may submit their cover letter, resume, and two sample works quoting the position title in the subject line.

The Canadian Red Cross
Megan Evans
Communications Coordinator

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position

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