Chief of Staff
City of Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat, BC, CAN
2d ago

Now Hiring Chief of Staff

In Medicine Hat you'll find an exceptionally high quality of life... and a comparatively low cost of living. And here at the City of Medicine Hat, you'll be part of a workplace that's productive and engaged, and one that boasts a talented and diverse workforce

The Chief of Staff provides professional executive advice, corporate guidance and advocacy support to the Mayor and Council while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and acting as a point of contact with the City Manager or designates, the community, stakeholders, and other orders of government focused on making time, information and decision processes more effective.

This role is also responsible for organizational advocacy efforts, government relations, and the activities that support these objectives for the City.

Our ideal candidate

  • Reports directly to the Mayor and supervises the Public Relations Advisor and maintains relationships with Council, City Manager, and Senior Leadership.
  • Act as a strategist / tactical and political advisor and point of contact to the Mayor and Council.
  • Work In collaboration with the Mayor and City Manager or designate(s).
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship and network of contacts within the government, opposition, and civil service at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels, stewarding of all three levels of government to develop key City supporters in both government and opposition.
  • Work with the City Manager and the Public Relations Advisor to provide social media and media relations content to Mayor and Council, including print literature, news media and website content
  • Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Political Science or related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Five (5) years' experience in a similar role, including experience in a government field (provincial, federal).
  • A graduate certificate in Government Relations would be considered an asset.
  • A graduate degree e.g., MBA, MPA would be considered an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of management approved education and experience may be considered
  • Please email a cover letter & resume (PDF or Word Document only) to Allan Nelson : allann .

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

    The City of Medicine Hat saved $11,000 per year by streaming Council meetings live on YouTube. This allows anyone on any platform to view Council meetings as they happen and links our records management system with the City website for direct access to more than 500,000 permanent records.


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