Director, Community Partnerships

Date: Aug 31, 2021

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuel us, and moments define us.

 

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

Director Community Partnerships
Rogers is looking for a community engagement champion to help improve connectivity for rural, remote, and Indigenous communities in western Canada and play our part in closing the digital divide.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Service Expansion West, this position will develop a team of community engagement managers and proactively identify opportunities to support the accelerated growth of our network and services across western Canada.

What will you do?

  • Lead and execute strategies to proactively build relationships with rural, remote and Indigenous communities across western Canada.
  • Build, develop and oversee a team of local community engagement managers.
  • Work closely with internal departments including network, government relations, marketing and sales to advance connectivity initiatives, infrastructure deployment, partnership opportunities, brand awareness and customer acquisition.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to provincial and local governments, First Nations and community organisations across western Canada.
  • Negotiate mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Provide data and insights on regional communities, opportunities, and challenges across the west.

What you bring to the role

  • Significant expertise developing community engagement strategies, tactics and delivery, ideally gained within rural, remote and Indigenous communities
  • Demonstrated ability to build, develop and lead teams working remotely.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including written and oral presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to independently drive strategy and concepts into successful execution.
  • Deep knowledge of provincial government, First Nations and local government, including processes and people.
  • Deep knowledge of Indigenous relations, reconciliation, and culturally safe practices.
  • An understanding of public affairs and political communication practices including strong awareness of media and stakeholder relations best practices.
  • A natural affinity for collaboration and a lot of drive, enthusiasm and positive energy
  • Ability to identify trends, issues and opportunities.
  • Post-secondary degree in Business/Public Administration, Program Management, Public Relations, and/or Political Science and or a combination of a degree and relevant experience.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience working with government and/or Indigenous communities.
  • An understanding of the telecommunications industry and a passion for technology and connecting communities is highly desirable but not required.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license as travel is required in this role

 

Rogers is committed to an open and inclusive work environment. Candidates from the Indigenous community are encouraged to apply.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 1600 - 4710 Kingsway (016), Burnaby, BC 
Travel Requirements: Up to 50%
Posting Category/Function: Communications & Community Relations
Requisition ID: 244552
 
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
 
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment
 

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

 
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