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Executive Director, Communications & Marketing (5551)

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Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
Organization:  Local Authorities Pension Plan
Province:  Alberta
Location:  Edmonton
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As the legislated administrator and trustee of the Plan, LAPP Corporation ensures that pensions are paid to retirees and that our over 290,000 members are guided in preparing for their retirement. This is done by providing strategic guidance for the Plan, managing risk, and overseeing the $61.6-billion LAPP fund.

The Corporation is led by a leadership team made up of experts skilled in all facets of running a large multi-sector pension plan, including risk management, investments, funding management, pension law, pension policy, stakeholder relations, and communications.

The Corporate team monitors pension developments around the world, researches issues and makes policy, funding, and operational recommendations to its Corporate Board. LAPP Corporation also prepares its Corporate Board and the Sponsor Board for making important decisions about the pension plan by setting and executing strategic business and operational plans and maintaining a robust, enterprise-wide risk-management system.

Reporting to the Vice President of Stakeholder Relations & Communications, the Executive Director, Communications and Marketing plays a critical role working across the organization, collaborating on all Plan initiatives and delivering a strategic communications plan for LAPP Corporation. Leading a small, dedicated team of professionals and external consultants, the Executive Director will refine and implement marketing and communication strategies to support LAPP Corporation’s work. They will also be responsible for assisting with developing and implementing of the three-year communications strategy, key messages and managing the brand. The position also oversees event management for the organization’s stakeholder events and creation of the annual report. The Executive Director will be a creative thinker who grounds innovative ideas with a solid grasp of the details, strengthened by a commitment to collaboration. To thrive in this role, the Executive Director must be a responsive and accountable problem solver who can work effectively with all levels across the organization, and with external stakeholders.



Qualifications & Education Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree with a concentration in marketing, communications, journalism or a related discipline. Equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered. Candidates with an APR, ABC, or CMP designation will be considered an asset. Experience working in a pension-related industry will also be beneficial.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience leading a communications department for a multi-faceted organization with a diverse group of external stakeholders. They will have significant experience in brand development and developing and implementing integrated marketing and communications plans.  They will have a deep understanding of all marketing and communication channels, especially digital, social media, and demand generation. The ideal candidate will also have direct work experience in events and project management.

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