Job Posting: General Manager – Prairies

October 2, 2015

The Company

Communica Public Affairs (Communica), with offices in Calgary and Vancouver, is Western Canada’s largest stakeholder engagement specialist firm. Our company supplies a distinctive suite of consultation, communication and information management support services to help our clients develop the strategies and plans they need to establish and manage external relationships.

General Manager, Prairies

Communica has a unique opportunity for a senior professional to lead the Communication, Consultation and Stakeholder Information Management practices within the Prairie region. This position will be based in our Calgary office. The newly created General Manager, Prairies position’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and securing new business opportunities
  • Leading market specific business development initiatives
  • Managing client support
  • Coordinating proposals
  • Leadership and development of the functional Communication, Consultation and Information Management team leaders
  • Actively contributing to the continued growth of the company

This position will be responsible to guide staff development through identifying skills needs, delegating tasks appropriately and motivating project staff to provide outstanding client service.

This position will report directly to President, and will sit as a member of the Communica Executive Committee.

About You

You bring 8 to 10 years of related consultancy and industry experience leading the planning process on integrated engagement and communications support. You have demonstrated excellence in generating strategic insights and creative ideas that can advance a client’s business. Your strong leadership qualities allow you to influence and inspire both external client and internal teams.

You will:

  • Confidently lead exceptional operational performance in the Calgary office, ensuring quality work, effective processes and that client requests are handled in timely and strategic fashion
  • Thoughtfully counsel clients based on broad communications landscape and business goals; take immediate action on client feedback
  • Demonstrate advanced writing skills and supervise writing of others
  • Capitalize on, and contribute to, the development of Communica’s brand to serve and grow business
  • Lead employee team by mentoring, motivating, coaching, and consistently providing feedback
  • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership and management skills
  • Set and aggressively pursue personal and business related goals

If this sounds like a great fit for you, please send your résumé and cover letter to by October 30, 2015. We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in working with Communica.