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Public Engagement Advisor (City of Saskatoon) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

16 May 2022 4:36 PM | Anonymous

Closing Date: May 25, 2022

Division: Strategy and Transformation 

Department: Communications and Public Engagement

Term: 1 Permanent Full Time position(s) available.

This position is responsible for enhancing the City of Saskatoon’s public engagement framework, as well as leading strategic public engagement activities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops, maintains, evaluates, and continuously improves the effectiveness of public engagement procedures, processes, and tools.
  • Identifies and addresses systemic barriers to public engagement.
  • Develops and executes engagement strategies and plans for key City initiatives.
  • Develops and leads the implementation of a public engagement training program for City management and staff.   
  • Develops, implements, and manages a stakeholder management strategy.  
  • Administers advisory groups that reflect Saskatoon’s diverse community, such as the Indigenous Technical Advisory Group.   
  • Develops and manages a comprehensive online engagement strategy.  
  • Provides statistical advice and evaluation to qualitative and quantitative research, survey design, data analysis, reporting, and other components of the public engagement process.
  • Build relationships and partnerships with community groups and other organizations to support mutually beneficial public engagement outcomes.
  • Explores external grant opportunities for supporting improvements to the public engagement framework.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields: Human/Social Sciences, Education, Planning, Business or related field. A Master’s Degree would be an asset.   
  • Six years' related experience in a public engagement or community consultation role combined with experience in stakeholder management, project management and strategic communications.
  • Ability to obtain the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) certificate or similar training.  
  • Experience in a variety of public engagement functions, including designing and implementing engagement processes and programs.
  • Experience helping people work together.
  • Experience leading and managing change, building organizational talent, and empowering people to achieve outcomes.  
  • Experience in research and analytics.   
  • Experience with community capacity building, fostering agency support and building relationships and strategic partnerships.   
  • Experience writing professional reports and presenting to an audience.
  • Considerable knowledge of emerging engagement techniques.  
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with issues management and conflict resolution in a political environment.  
  • Knowledge of the diversity of Saskatoon’s communities.
  • Experience building relationships and working with a diverse range of people.  
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality while handling sensitive information. 

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