Role: Director, Marketing and Communications
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Competition #: EEA100
Open Date: April 13, 2017
Closing Date: April 30, 2017
The role of Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) as a new Crown agency is to:
- Raise awareness among energy consumers of energy use and the associated economic and environmental benefits of energy conservation and efficiency;
- Promote, design and deliver best value, performance-based programs and carry out activities related to energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of micro-generation and small scale energy systems in Alberta;
- Undertake best efforts to achieve energy efficiency targets;
- Be the voice and face of energy efficiency in Alberta, promoting a culture of conservation;
- Promote the enhancement of the energy efficiency services industry.
EEA has a budget of $645 million over the next five years, supporting the use of a variety of tools to encourage energy efficiency improvements including education; outreach and training programs; and financial incentives.
Are you an experienced, highly motivated leader with proven success in developing strategies and solutions within a fast-paced environment? If so, EEA has an exciting opportunity for you!
EEA is currently seeking a Director, Marketing and Communications to join a dynamic team of professionals. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the position provides leadership, oversight and is responsible for building provincial awareness and support for EEA’s mission, vision, and values. The role will be responsible for leading marketing activities and will play a critical role in championing strategic oversight and alignment of stakeholder engagement initiatives that will enable the delivery of key policies and strategies.
- Leads a team of professionals who provide leadership to public and stakeholder engagement initiatives
- Develops, implements, and evaluates the EEA’s stakeholder engagement program by engaging in strategic planning and effective communication of program objectives
- Leads the development of strategic communications plans and marketing products in support of the EEA’s objectives and direction
- Develops and implements the EEA’s operational plan including the creation of engagement goals, objectives, and relevant measurement criteria for specified outcomes
- Proactively identifies engagement opportunities, including partnerships and collaboration with external organizations
- Leads the implementation of effective communication, marketing, engagement, and consultative processes
- Leads the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of public and stakeholder engagement initiatives
- Proactively identifies emerging issues and provides senior management with strategic advice and options, regarding engagement, policy or implementation issues
SKILLS + EXPERIENCE
- Experience applying multi-faceted approaches within stakeholder engagement.
- Strategic planning and issues management experience.
- Ability to lead and manage a variety of internal and external processes, with a focus on advancing the EEA’s priorities and strategic objectives.
- Strategic, organizational, project management and operational planning skills.
- Well-developed interpersonal and negotiation skills.
- Exceptional strategic communications planning and issues management skills.
- Exceptional marketing and media relations skills.
- Exceptional communication skills to articulate EEA’s messages verbally and in writing to a broad and diverse audience.
Please see the job profile for a detailed list of the job responsibilities.
This role may be required to travel.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies within the EEA.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply directly by email AEP.HRPrograms@gov.ab.ca, or fax your resume to Energy Efficiency Alberta, Human Resources, Fax 780-427-2513. When applying, please submit your cover letter and resume as one file, quoting the Role and Competition # in the subject line of your email and documents included in your application.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://work.alberta.ca/iqas. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which applicants’ qualifications most closely match the agency’s requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the competition process. Final candidates may be asked to undergo security screening.
Agency Website: www.energyefficiency.alberta.ca