Career Opportunities

Communications Coordinator


The Town of Innisfail is looking for an individual to fill a full time Communications Coordinator position. The Communications Coordinator provides a vital function to the organization by overseeing the provision of timely and accurate information to a variety of stakeholder groups. The successful candidate through his or her work will play an important role in championing the values of Spirit, Prosperity, Respect, Trust, Credibility and Participation (as prioritized by the 2018-2021 Town of Innisfail Strategic Plan) among citizens and other stakeholder groups alike. His or her success will become evident in the development of an engaged and informed local populace.


Key Responsibilities include:


  • Oversee and manage the Town’s social media accounts.
  • Update the public on items presented, and decisions made, during council meetings.
  • Assist the mayor and council in the composition and delivery of council-related external messaging.
  • In the event of an emergency, ensure the dissemination of pertinent information to media and the public as needed.
  • Participate in the planning of Town events (and attendance at/participation in third-party/external events) as required.
  • Facilitate advertising across various platforms.
  • Oversee and assist in the planning, development and execution of citizen engagement activities.
  • Utilizing strategic thinking, develop and undertake marketing activities to raise awareness of the Town and/or specific projects/initiatives.
  • Participate in, and comply with, organizational health and safety directives and initiatives.



  • Experience in a communications/marketing-related position
  • Knowledge of design principles (colour theory, layout, etc.)
  • Skilled in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experience in local government — and/or a sound understanding of local government processes and procedures — will be considered a strong asset.
  • Must possess — or be willing to obtain — qualification through the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)
  • Must be trained — or willing to undertake training — in emergency management communication procedures

    The position requires the unique ability to contribute to, and succeed in, all of the aforementioned areas. Accordingly, the successful candidate will possess — or be willing to work toward the development of — a considerably diverse skill set (encompassing competencies in writing/editing, digital design, strategic thinking, social media management, project planning, public relations, new and traditional media production, event planning and web content management among other disciplines).


    The Town of Innisfail offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package. A copy of the detailed job description available upon request. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes in confidence by PDF by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 to:


                                    Town of Innisfail

                                    Attention: Erica Vickers, Finance Coordinator

                                    4943 53 Street, Innisfail, Alberta, T4G 1A1

                                    Email:   [email protected]


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


      Job Description - Communications Coordinator