Community Engagement Officer (Full Time Permanent)

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Closing Date
Company Name
Municipality of Brighton

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Manager, Economic Development and Communications, the Community Engagement Officer plays a vital role in supporting Economic Development and Communications initiatives including special events and community festivals, multi-platform marketing, bolstering external and internal communications, investment attraction, and supporting businesses and business growth within the Municipality.


  • Supports the creation, implementation, and execution of special events and festivals in collaboration with relevant committees and community organizations
  • Supports the creation of various marketing materials including but not limited to: print collateral, media releases, social media, website, online engagement tools, surveys, newsletters, and email
  • Creates engaging content for various communication mediums for relevant campaigns
  • Supports municipal staff in all communications resources and media relations
  • Supports internal communications across the Municipality
  • Monitors media coverage and assists in the coordination of media events
  • Supports the maintenance of the Municipal website, updating the activities and events calendar
  • Assists in conducting community needs assessments to identify and better understand/support the community; provides community information for business inquiries
  • Acts as a resource to community members and provides links to resident groups, agencies, and broader municipal resources
  • Identifies opportunities to promote initiatives through public relations/outreach events
  • Engages resident participation in community initiatives
  • Supports the Mayor/Council on new initiatives and strategic priorities when needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Completion of a diploma or degree in Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism, Business Marketing, or a related field
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ prior work experience in communications, public relations, community outreach or related field.  Previous municipal experience considered an asset
  • Proven experience drafting, editing, production and distribution engaging content for a range of communications materials
  • Thorough knowledge of computer operations, web content management systems, and social media platforms
  • Functional ability with video editing software and graphic design software
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills; ability to convey messages to diverse audiences
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to foster effective relationships with staff, Council, residents, and media
  • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgement
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to handle multiple priorities and rigid deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or as a team
  • Due to the nature of the position, must have the ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as required
  • Valid Class G license and clear criminal background check required


  • 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1 hour paid lunch)
  • Occasional evenings and weekends required


  • Pay rate: CUPE Grade 14 ($29.42– $35.90/hour) (Currently under review)
  • Generous benefits package covered 100% by the Municipality
  • Enrolment in OMERS pension plan
  • Vacation, overtime, flexible work schedule


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume clearly marked, “Community Engagement Officer” before 4:30 p.m. May 27, 2024, to the attention of:

Human Resources

Municipality of Brighton

Box 189, 35 Alice Street

Brighton, ON K0K 1H0

[email protected]

Posted in accordance with Article 18 of the CUPE Local 5085 Collective Agreement.

Personal information and any supporting material obtained will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom and Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Alternative formats of job postings and accommodation during recruitment are available upon request by contacting Human Resources at 613-475-0670.

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

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